Just one week after being named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards, Justin Bieber's interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on OWN and the other discovery networks, being broadcast out to more than 100 countries. Despite his recent break-up with Selena Gomez, JBiebs has a lot to be thankful for this holiday weekend.
In the interview, which airs on Sunday, November 25, the singer talks to Ms. Winfrey about his relationship with Selena (the sit down took place before the couple split), his growth as an artist, living in the spotlight and more. Oprah also attends his concert at the All-State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, and the two do a little holiday shopping together. It is a must-see for all Bieber fans or curious onlookers.
Oprah Compare Bieber to Michael Jackson
In a promo for the interview with Bieber, Winfrey compares the singer to Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Elvis Presley as far as the extent of his fame and the intensity of his followers. She comments, "He has millions of screaming fans around the world who adore him. But he is a star for this time because he has social media."
In a clip from the special, when she says to him, "There's never been a star like you before. He asks, "What do you mean?" She explains, "You're a product of social media therefore there's never been a star like you."
In the promo she reveals the one burning question she has for the pop idol, "If you've been that famous since you were 12, 13 years old, how do you figure out who you are in the midst of all that?"
Oprah Asks the Tough Questions
A sneak peek from the interview reveals that Oprah will talk to JB about life in the spotlight and the recent paternity scandal. She also asks him, "Do you feel people are rooting for you or waiting for you to make a mistake?"
And although the interview took place before the official split, Oprah asked JB about Selena Gomez. He talked about having a relationship in public and said, "Sometimes it's we gotta take the back exits and do different things. But I never make her separate from me because I don't want her to ever feel like I'm ashamed of her. Because I feel like a lot of guys do that. Especially in the business. They don't want to be seen with a girl so they'll make them ride in separate cars and do all that getaway stuff. If we get away, we get away together at least."
Oprah and Bieber Hit the Ralph Lauren Store
JB and Oprah dined and did the interview at RL Restaurant in Chicago (one of Oprah's faves) and the singer did an impromptu acoustic performance for some fans gathering outside. After lunch the two shopped for handbags and sweaters at the Ralph Lauren store and Miss O gave JB some holiday shopping tips for when he doesn't know what to get that special girl.
Watch the whole interview on Sunday, November 25, at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. Central on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network or catch it starting that same day on other Discovery Networks International's channels TLC, Home & Health and Real Time.
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