Justin Bieber is growing up. Beyond the fast cars, sexy women and mature new sound, the 18-year-old pop star is now a high school graduate.
The "Boyfriend" singer revealed the good news to the Australian paper The Daily Telegraph. "I just finished high school. I passed my test -- I'm free! It was hard doing school and work every day," he revealed.
The fact that Bieber made the effort to fit in his schooling is fairly impressive. His girlfriend, Selena Gomez, also made time in between her hit TV show, busy touring schedule and film career to graduate from high school in 2010. But there are dozens of young stars in Hollywood, such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson, who didn't finish school once their careers took off.
And although he's done now, finishing school wasn't his highest priority. "[Graduating] was something my mom really wanted me to do, so I had to do it for her," he admitted, adding that he's more a fan of the school of life. "I mean, this kind of lifestyle has given me a different perspective on life. I've been able to travel the world. At school, usually you have to do a lot of writing and reading. I'm not really into that stuff. I like to be out there."
It's clear that Bieber has good influences in his life, pushing him to make the decisions that most millionaire teenagers probably wouldn't make on their own. Bieber's manager Scooter Braun just signed on as a producer for director Adam McKay's new documentary about the soaring number of high school dropouts in the United States.
And while Braun may have been another force urging Bieber to finish high school, we don't expect Bieber to be headed to college any time soon.