Celebrity of the Year Finalist #5: Justin Bieber

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Not so fast, Times Square ball.

Before we celebrate the beginning of 2012, it's time to raise a glass to the year that was. At THG, we're doing that by counting down the 10 most newsworthy celebrities of 2011.

First, there was the arresting centerfold Lindsay Lohan at #10; then the newly-divorced reality show judge Jennifer Lopez at #9; then the singing sensation Selena Gomez at#8; then those hilarious viral video stars at#7 spot; then everyone's favorite California Gurl Katy Perry at #6.

Now, at #5, who else? Justin Bieber himself!

All Justin Bieber Wants for Christmas

2011 was the year Justin Bieber went from floppy-haired niche favorite to mainstream teenage icon. He met the President, he made wishes come true for family members of 9/11, he even proved infallible to the classic celebrity scandal.

Seriously. Nice try, Mariah Yeater.

Coming into this year, we all knew Justin could sing. But 12 months later, we know now he can also play basketball, give back to charities and dominate the box office as much as he can the music charts. "Never Say Never" made millions across the U.S. and was actually applauded by most movie critics.

Bieber can also rap, act (hello, CSI guest starring-spot!) and almost take down Twitter single-handedly by merely getting a haircut.

Justin went public in February with Selena Gomez, but that relationship has not slowed down his popularity. To the star's credit, he's been nothing but open about his feelings and his connection to this pretty artist. The only drawback of their courtship? How Bieber has made every other boyfriend in the country look horrible by comparison, thanks to stunts such as this.

A crossover star, Bieber sang duets in 2011 with everyone from Chris Brown to Mariah Carey, Usher to Boyz II Men. We're looking at our generation's next Justin Timberlake here, a singer who can step across genres, on to the big screen, really succeed anywhere across the entertainment spectrum. The guy is seriously talented.

Justin concluded an incredible year by releasing a Christmas album that shot to number-one on the charts, to no one's surprise. He made the media round in promotion, dazzling David Letterman and singing live for Today Show viewers. You name the medium and Justin Bieber has controlled it over the past few months.

So congratulations on your number-five ranking, JB. We have a feeling you'll be a mainstay on this countdown for many years to come.

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justin hello i love you justin your so amazing your songs are amazing to i love you song cristmas love thats the best song of all i think you a lovely sweet boy off all i just whant meet you and get to know you verry well :):):) im so so a big fan of you or yes i am come on justin let me be your lovely girl friend i lovely kind and funny i dont were a lot of make up i love youuuuuuuuuuuu so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:):):):):):) love hannah

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and justin im a fan of you to i am i love your song crismas love thats the sweetes song of all:):):) i think your a lovely boy justin ans hot i just whant to meet you and get to know you then when we got to know echother i just whant hold in my hars and kiss you on you sexy lips i love u justin xxxxxxxxxxx:):) or and this is my email hannahdawson1@live.co.uk and justin my house number is 321482 so plz call me and lets meet up one day so we can get to know echother ok babes xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx):):):):):):):):):)
I love you justin xxxx

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hello justin im hannah im 16 im a lovely girl im kind and funny i dont were a lot a make up i got lovely nice blue eyes long blond heir and i love your song justin thay are amazing and i think your a grat singer i think your a hot boy and sweet and lovely and kind i sing your song every day and night on my computer:) so plz let be your girl friend justin i just whant to meet you and get to no you i so so so loveeeeeeeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuuuuu babes xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:):):):):):):)

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U krista biebs is only mine !!! There r sooooo many people who love bieber ,, so what !!! I'm his huge fan :)

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shut up ammy

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your cute

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i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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I THINK WE CAN ALL BE HIS NUMBER ONE AMMY

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Should've been #1! WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS, WHO RUN THE WORLD? BELIEBERS!

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Hey ashley biebs is only mine ... I'm also his true lover ..

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