Justin Bieber and Usher cover the latest issue of Billboard. We'll give you a moment to go pick up a copy...
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With the the release of Bieber's Believe just over a month away, mentor and protege gush over each other within the pages of the publication.
"He’s always been a dope MC," Usher says of the singer he discovered on YouTune. "'Boyfriend‘ was really the defining moment; it became No. 1 everywhere, which is what dreams are made of. Both of us are being modest about what our journeys have been in terms of songwriting: Justin really has participated in every writing session - that’s amazing.
"It’s easy to just dial something in, but if you make the music authentic, people feel connected to you as an artist from the beginning.”