Annalise vibrates, recalling through shrieks and sobs what it was like to lay eyes and eventually other parts of her small body on the doe-eyed crooner who is the biggest pop star on the planet right now.
“He leaned down . . . And I kissed him on the cheek! His left cheek!” Annalise wails. “It was his cheek! But it was my lips!
For weeks, whenever she thinks of it, she will start to cry. Meeting Justin Bieber was that good.
Bieber is the first genuine social media superstar, discovered and nurtured on YouTube long before he entered a recording studio. He has, at the time of writing, 31.6 million Twitter followers, 49 million Facebook fans, four million Instagram followers and is tops on YouTube with more than three billion views.
Ultimately the people who decide his fate as a long-term artistic success won’t be the record executives who signed him or the marketing department at Island Def Jam Records, or the folks who vote for the Grammys. The people who will decide if Justin Bieber is here to stay are his fans, the Beliebers.
Read the full story in OMG! Justin! My Time Among the Beliebers, available Dec. 21 atstardispatches.ca
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