The teen sensation’s debut album went double platinum at the age of 16. “What happened was I found something I wanted to be good at,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying. “I wasn’t good at school because I had no passion for it. If I hadn’t found music my life would have been bad.
“My family are all poor, so the cycle would have continued. My kids would have been poor, and their kids would have been too. I feel I broke the cycle, and when you get to break the cycle, you don’t go back,” he added.