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Justin Bieber Charged In Toronto for Alleged Assault

Aaaand the news for Justin Bieber just keeps on being bad. As CNN and other news outlets report, less than a week after the pop singer was arrested in Miami Beach for DUI and resisting arrest after allegedly drag racing in a rented Lamborghini, he turned himself in to Toronto authorities on Wednesday in relation to an assault charge stemming from a reported altercation with a limo driver in December. […]

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Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami for DUI, Drag Racing

Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami after being pulled over for allegedly drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini and subsequently failing a field sobriety test, according to local authorities. Confirmation of Bieber’s arrest first broke just before 5:00 am local time via the Miami Beach Police Twitter account: #BreakingNews confirming @justinbieber has been arrested for DUI & Drag Racing more info & press release […]

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Justin Bieber “Retiring” From Music?

Apparently, the latest trend in pop music publicity stunts is to send confusing messages about possibly quitting music.  After Lana Del Rey confused the Twitter-verse last summer by calling her short film Tropico her “farewell project,” teen pop icon Justin Bieber has set up a similar bit of sensation by announcing his own retirement—even as his management team has flatly denied it. Perhaps a bit suspiciously, Bieber chose late Christmas […]

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Justin Bieber Carried by Bodyguards Up the Great Wall of China

Being a young pop superstar must be tough. Apparently, poor Justin Bieber’s iddy-biddy widdle wegs wouldn’t carry him to the top of the Great Wall of China. So his bodyguards did it for him. In the latest example of apparent celebrity entitlement, as first reported by World Entertainment News, Justin Bieber visited the famed Great Wall of China, but didn’t want to make the climb to the top. As onlookers […]


Why We Need To Leave Justin Bieber the Heck Alone

My my my, how fickle is public opinion. After the incredible wave of “Bieber Fever” that swept the country a few years ago, a poll recently identified Justin Bieber as the nation’s most hated artist, beating out the likes of Chris Brown, Rihanna and Lady Gaga for the not-so-coveted title. The crazy thing is, it’s hard to put your finger on what we don’t like about him just now. We […]


Justin Bieber Will Win More “Beliebers” with “Believe Acoustic”—Album Review

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This week, pop superstar/heartthrob Justin Bieber released Believe Acoustic, containing acoustic versions of select hits from his 2012 album Believe. By “acoustic,” we mean guitar and vocals. That’s pretty much it, except for a piano on the bonus track. Yeah, here’s an idea. Let’s take an already hugely successful album, create stripped-down versions of some of the songs, and RE-release it to milk every last dime we can out of […]


What Justin Bieber and the Odd Future Have in Common [2012 In Review]

We’re highlighting some of MIMO’s more interesting posts from 2012. Last fall, hip-hop writer Shane Danaher turned in this interesting comparison between Justin Bieber and the Odd Future. Some interesting insights about the state of the music industry. -Ed The most interesting anecdote from The New Yorker’s recent profile of Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, came when Braun explained how he had turned “the most Googled person on the planet” into […]


Photographer Killed Trying to Photograph Justin Bieber; Bieber Responds

On January 1, a paparazzi freelance photographer was hit by a car and killed while trying to grab pictures of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari, which had been pulled over by police. Bieber himself was not at the scene—apparently a friend was driving the car. The yet-unnamed photographer had gotten out of his own car and crossed a busy highway to snap photographs of the car. CNN reports that the police on […]


Best Pop Albums of 2012

Over the past few years, it seems pop music in general has slowly emerging from a slump, with the sterile electro-pop sounds and autotune being balanced out by a bit more in the way of folk, rock and acoustic elements. This growing diversity of sound is reflected in some of this 2012’s best pop albums, as you’ll see in my list below. It was actually a bit difficult to put […]


Bieber Fever Takes Over 2012 American Music Awards

The fans have spoken, and apparently America has not had enough of Justin Bieber. Or at least the Internet-savvy, Bieber-Fever sufferers who voted online. While Nicki Minaj and Rihanna were favored to dominate the 40th Annual AMA’s, having received four nominations each, the Biebster swept the awards in each of the three categories in which he was nominated: Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, and the night’s crowing award, […]


What Justin Bieber and the Odd Future Have in Common

The most interesting anecdote from The New Yorker’s recent profile of Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, came when Braun explained how he had turned “the most Googled person on the planet” into a money-making dynamo, even within an industry that seemed determined to not make any money. It bears quoting at length: When Braun met David Geffen, at a party a couple of years ago, he said that Geffen had […]


Music News Week In Review: June 23 Edition

It’s time again for Music News Week in Review—that part of the MIMO news blog where we highlight some of the music news headlines you might have missed during the week (or perhaps were trying to avoid). If the former is true—you’re welcome. If the latter is true—sorry about that. Anyway, here goes…   ROLLING STONES PLANNING FAREWELL CONCERT IN 2013…OH, WAIT…NEVER MIND… Apparently, rumors that the Stones were going […]


Justin Bieber Is Growing Up on “Believe”

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Can you hear that? It’s the sound of the mini-purses of bajillions of ‘tween girls opening all around the world. Justin Bieber’s Believe officially hits physical and virtual store shelves today—only to fly off of said shelves and into the libraries of countless bejeweled iphones and the car stereos of countless soccer moms. All snarky stereotyping aside, Believe is quite possibly the smartest album the Biebs (now 18) could have […]


Music News Week in Review: June 2 Edition

It’s that time of the week again…time to share some of the more pithy music news headlines for the week that were almost not worth reporting, but we decided to, anyhow. I wish I could say all the news was good, but for the artists in question, at least—not so much this week. Here goes…   JUSTIN BIEBER AND THE BUMMER START TO THE SUMMER Justin Bieber has been in […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 5.25.12)

Here’s this week’s edition of Weekly Mixtape—the week’s best hip-hop tracks, personally selected for you. Enjoy!   Justin Bieber ft. Mac Miller, 2 Chainz and Asher Roth, “Boyfriend” [remix] Say what you want about the source material, but this remix of Das Biebs’s signature track actually kind of rules. With the beat stripped to a minimalist guitar figure and Justin’s lyrics relegated to a tastefully deployed hook, “Boyfriend” serves as […]