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Justin Bieber fans should give thanks everyday to Usher. That hip hop artist discovered the 16-year old and signed him a record deal. The rest, of course, is adorable, chart-topping history.

So, who does Usher thank for the presence of Bieber in his life? That’s easy: The Man Upstairs.

Usher thanks God for Justin Bieber. Literally!

“I feel as if God specifically placed [Bieber] in front of me, because of how I started,” Usher told USA Today this week. “I understood the hardships of trying to find yourself in this industry at that age, and I wanted him to have an instant, organic connection to his fans. And he’s done that.”

Has he ever! A new report states that Justin and his followers are responsibility for a whopping 3% of all server use on Twitter. That’s incredible.