Justin Bieber inspired by Michael Jackson

Published: 21st June 2012 11:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2012 11:27 AM   |  A+A-


Teen sensation Justin Bieber's "Die in Your Arms" is inspired by Michael Jackson, after he worked with the his producer Rodney Jerkins.

Jerkins, who produced Jackson's "You Rock My World", made Bieber watch that video to get him into the right mindset before recording, reports

"Before I got in the booth, Rodney showed me this hour-long video of Michael footage, never been seen before. It's Michael's personality, him in the booth dancing. It's some really special stuff.

"So me seeing that, going in there and being inspired and working with Rodney, who worked with Michael - it was incredible," the 18-year-old said.

Bieber also assured fans he is a real musician rather than a manufactured pop star, and has an hands-on role with all of his tracks.

"I was very involved in the process, I played instruments, produced, wrote, so I want people to know it's not all hype. I want people to know I've been working hard on my music. Focus on the music. Don't think I'm just this product pushed out there. I work hard, and music is really important to me," he said.


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