I'm not going to lie, today is a pretty crappy day. So just as you thought this rainy day in New York City couldn't get any worse, Daily Beat begins posting about Justin Bieber. The 19 year-old pop star received an award last night (July 31) at his concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ for his signature 2010 single, "Baby." The Diamond Award for the single represents the Recording Industry Association of America's official recognition of "Baby" as the highest certified digital single in US music history, and sadly earned its Diamond status after going 12x Platinum.
The first painful part of this experience for me especially was Google Image searching for Justin Bieber, only to find the featured image you have above. Not only does this now require me to delete my history on Google Chrome, but it makes me sadly look at a list of best-selling singles in the United States. With the dethroning of Elton John's 1973 double-A "Candle in the Wind / Something About The Way You Look Tonight" as the highest certified single, Bieber quickly takes the throne in what seems to be a nation of teenage girls causing migraine after migraine, for what I like to call us 'music aficionados.' But no, apparently WE KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MUSIC!
Bieber was given the award on stage by his manager and A&R executive, Scooter Braun (depicted below via Instagram last night at what seemed to be a Bieber-only award show in front of 20,000 screaming fans. So what does this truly mean? Is it that we should all bow down to the Canadian born pop star and instantly embrace that the world got #congratsjustin trending worldwide?
By the look of things so far the answer is YES. But don't worry everyone, there's still hope to bring about a truly respected talent across the board. While it may not come in the form of someone who brings a monkey to Germany, only to find charges from the German government due to handle and care for the animal, we still have hope. Not only to find the next big thing in the music industry, but to find someone big enough to surpass the Biebs and all of his (I can't believe I'm about to do this) #Beliebers.