Is Justin Bieber The World’s Biggest Pop Star?

Over the past week, Justin Bieber has chatted with Jay Leno and David Letterman, taped a segment for American Idol, sung at the White House and earned the number-one spot with with his album “My World 2.0.” Not too bad for this 16-year old world’s pop star.

"What I have is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Bieber tells the upcoming issue of PEOPLE. " And I'm having a blast." Photo: AP

Over the past week, Justin Bieber has chatted with Jay Leno and David Letterman, taped a segment for American Idol, sung at the White House and earned the number-one spot with with his album “My World 2.0.” Not too bad for this 16-year old world’s pop star.

“What I have is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Bieber says in the upcoming issue of People, which you can purchase off newsstands Friday. “And I’m having a blast.”

As you can see below, the magazine goes on to anoint Justin Bieber as the world’s biggest pop star. But is this really accurate?

The singer opens up about his rise from YouTube sensation to pop star and admits that having such a busy schedule hasn’t been good for his dating life: “Right now, it’s difficult ’cause I’m traveling so much,” says the single singer.

“I still feel regular,” he says. “You know, sometimes it’s weird that I go places and I have thousands of people waiting for me, but I always think, ‘I’m Justin’.”

Based on album sales alone, it’s not very far-fetched. Only Lady Gaga, in his genre, can really compete with Bieber on the charts. Maybe Rihanna? She has far more number-one singles than Justin, but also a lot more experience. In five years, might Justin Bieber still be on top? Millions of teenage girls around the globe sure hope so. [via People]

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