Bieber, 19, said he wants to be more than just a teen heartthrob and vowed to prove his worth, reported Ace Showbiz. "I feel like I just don't want to be another teen heartthrob. I just think that that just annoys me.
To think that's what people will - will think of me - or, like, I just want to prove people wrong," he said. The singer said his new album Believe is a step to shake off his heartthrob status. "My new album has really showcased what I'm capable of... especially becoming an 18-year-old and becoming an adult.
And hearing older people say, 'Wow, this new album's great. Like I didn't know that was Justin Bieber'." "Or, you know, 'Wow, like I never used to listen to Justin Bieber's music, and now I like his music.' Or 'This 'As Long As You Love Me' that's Justin Bieber singing?' I like those reactions, because I feel like they're now - they're judging me based on my music and not based on, you know, my - a flick of my hair," he said.