EXPERIMENTED WITH HIS SOUND
Although having really stupid artwork, Purpose, shows an understanding of the current state of popular music and pushes it forward into an even more electronic sound while not losing the quickly alternating melody of a strong vocalist. Bieber, who was helped to his status by famous faces like Usher has done what Elvis and many other successful white artists have done which is bring parts of "black music" to a more mainstream audience. I'm not saying Bieber stole anything from anyone--but the changes I see in Purpose and his last record suggest that the young pop star has been paying attention to what's been going on how black musical artists have been experimenting with sound as Hip Hop continues to dominate the charts. At the same time, he's dipped just as much into other genres to find a sound which works on radio and just a bit ahead of the competition.
DEALS WITH NEGATIVITY THE RIGHT WAY
He's never really seemed bothered by it. People say he looks like a woman and he doesn't react. People say he's trying to act black and he doesn't react. Being the biggest target he gets anything you can think of and doesn't really care unlike Chris Brown who gets so upset over any little thing that's said about him. This is something I think all men can learn and respect.
WIELDS HIS BLONDE GOLDEN BOY STATUS LIKE THE WEAPON IT IS
It's so pathetic to me when people are too dumb to realize that people are just jealous of their traits and because they feel insecure they try to "shame" them. Being blonde in this country for men as well as women is a coveted position and while I personally think men who are blonde don't look as masculine, the singer pushes the fact that he is blonde in your face and doesn't apologize for it. Never let anyone tell you you're at fault for being in the power position as long as you don't use that power in a bad way it's totally a fine thing to tout.
LIKES BRAZILIAN WOMEN
This one is stupid I know, but that whole scandal with Brazilian women made Bieber sound like a Bro.
PUTS OUT THE IMAGE HE WANTS
Even if it is a douche he's pushing it. The media isn't taking a sweet kid and making him look like a douche or vice versa. Controlling your image is important when you make money that way.