Usher definitely helped Justin Bieber become an international pop sensation so it would only make sense that the two are good friends.
It was clear that Justin really looks up to his favorite RnB singer as they hung out together before a show for one of his other mentors.
Justin, 17, got ready to perform at the Georgia Hall of Fame Awards in Atlanta, where his vocal coach Jan Smith was being honored.
The acclaimed vocal coach, who was also a teacher to Usher, is known as ‘Mama Jan’ because of her firm yet supportive nature.
Justin brought his girlfriend Selena Gomez along to the event and the threesome posed together as they enjoyed some down time.
There is no doubting it but Justin can sing and the teen pop idol later gave the audience what they wanted when he performed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.
The perfectly groomed ‘My World’ vocalist sang a selection of his hits as he wowed the crowd.
Jan has been key to Justin’s success so it was only fitting for him to perform in honor of his popular vocal coach.
Jan said she is looking forward to helping Justin continue to develop.
She said, ‘He’s working on a new record that’s going to be a benchmark for him.
‘His fans are certainly waiting to see what he’s going to do next.’
Jan also said that her honesty is what makes her a teacher who is respected by some of the best in the business.
She said, ‘When they come to me, I’ll tell them the truth. If I tell them they’re great, they know they are.’
You are cute Justin.