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Are You A Belieber?

Justin Bieber performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

DFO: I watched -- and for the most part -- enjoyed the Grammy Awards Sunday. I can understand why Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, Suburb, Eminem, etc., are stars in the music industry (although they're definitely not my taste). But I simply can't understand why Justin Bieber is such a ha-huge star. The 16YO seems fairly pop culture in a generation that prefers hard rock and alternative.

Question: Can you explain why Justin Bieber is a singing sensation?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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