There has been enough brouhaha about Justin Bieber who enthralled the audience in Mumbai with lyrics - 'Baby' and 'No Sense'.
But there is more to him than just being an iconic singer. The 23-year old singing sensation carries a sensitive head above his young shoulders. He has built schools, sung for the terminally ill, campaigned to fill food banks and promoted safe driving initiatives.
Read here to find out.
As typhoon Haiyan brought disaster in Philippines, Bieber started an online campaign #givebackphilippines where he raised $3 billion to construct schools and ensure vaccinations, clean water and sanitation for child survivors of the typhoon. He organised a small concert on that day, interacted with children and danced with them. Justin is also the first international artist awarded with a star on the Walk of Fame Philippines.
In October 2013, Justin traveled to Guatemala with Pencils of Promise - an organisation that ensures access to quality education - to help construction of schools for underprivileged children. Between getting his hand dirty to laying the bricks for setting the foundation of the school, Bieber said he's making efforts to eradicate the curse of illiteracy.
After hearing that one of his fans got injured in a serious accident before his concert in Australia, Bieber flew to the woman and held an exclusive private performance for her while she was surrounded by her family and friends. I am sure she's going to cherish this gesture forever.
Justin Beiber has granted 200 wishes through Make-A-Wish Foundation. He believes that children should be made to realise that wishes are fulfilled. Now, I understand why his fans are called Beliebers!
A family in the US lost their youngest daughter when she was texting while driving. The Brown family appeared on US TV programme - Extreme Makeover: Edition 2011 - where Justin Bieber was a special guest to help spread the word about dangers of texting and driving. So far 3,50,000 people have taken the pledge to never text while driving.
Justin Beiber donated $1,00,000 to an underprivileged school in Lag Vegas and later held a special concert for kids. The act made the principal emotional who she said this will change the lives of 600 students at the school. The principal said Justin Bieber's visit to school means a lot, as children get to see someone who is really important to them.
Bieber showered love on Avalanna Routh, the 6-year old who was battling a rare brain disease. After hearing about the mock Bieber-Avalanna wedding, Beiber instantly flew Avalanna with her parents to his place. He also sang songs for the terminally ill girl. In September 2012, the girl died and Bieber paid tribute to her through a photo montage during one of his tours.
Justin donated $ 10,000 to a food bank in Stratford, Canada, the place where he was raised. The food is distributed among the hungry and underprivileged in Canada. People there commended Beiber for his efforts.
On his 17th and 18th Birthday, Justin Beiber donated money to Charity Water Foundation in an effort to bring clean potable water to the developing countries. He wrote, "I really want my birthday to be all about helping others." In all, $66,740 were raised for the purpose.
During the My World and Believe Tour, Beiber donated every $1 from every ticket when he came to know about the natural disaster that took place at east coast due to Hurricane Sandy which left many people homeless. But this isn't the first time Justin donated for those affected by a natural disaster. In 2010, Justin donated ticket sales totalling $32,690 in a similar disaster.
We appreciate his songs and music but there has been a soft and sensitive side to his personality. Let's get inspired by that.
Content Source: andpop.com