Justin Bieber put himself in some pretty serious company during a recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw yesterday (Oct. 27), telling the DJ he believes that his career is mirroring fellow teen idol-turned-grown-up pop star Justin Timberlake.
“He was in NSYNC and of course they had an amazing sound but it was also, it was young. It was for teenagers,” Bieber said. “And I feel when he transitioned and started making ‘SexyBack’ and stuff, he really found something that was unique to what he was feeling and what he wanted to do. So I think it takes time as an artist to develop your style and develop what you like and what you don’t like.”
Is Justin Timberlake no longer the biggest Justin in town? Only time will tell — meanwhile, watch the full interview below: