Justin Bieber compares himself to Michael Jackson – listen

Singer discusses his approach to pop music in Radio 1 interview

Justin Bieber has compared his approach to pop music to that of Michael Jackson.

The singer, who releases new album ‘Purpose’ on November 13, appeared on Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw this morning, telling the host that he “always wants to stay pop”.

Bieber explained that he didn’t think that ‘pop’ was a dirty word but just means that “the majority of people like it”.


“I think pop music isn’t necessarily cheesy, it’s just how you make popular music. You take what’s popular in the world right now and you flip it and make it your own,” he said.

“I think that’s something awesome that Michael Jackson did. He always took something so relevant at the time, like funk and techno.”


“I just want to collaborate with the best and make good music,” Bieber added.

Listen to the full Radio 1 interview below.

Bieber’s new album follows on from 2012’s ‘Believe’.


The singer recently shared a ‘dance video’ for his new track ‘Sorry’. ‘Sorry’ was produced by Skrillex and follows recent singles ‘What Do You Mean?’ and ‘Where Are Ü Now’ (the latter was also produced by Skrillex and Diplo under their Jack Ü guise).