Welling schoolboy goes viral on YouTube with Justin Bieber tribute tune

Welling schoolboy goes viral on YouTube with Justin Bieber tribute tune

Welling schoolboy goes viral with Justin Bieber tribute tune

Welling schoolboy goes viral with Justin Bieber tribute tune

Welling schoolboy goes viral with Justin Bieber tribute tune

Justin Bieber is an inspiration

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A Welling schoolboy is causing teenage girls across the globe to swoon over his tunes.

Charlie Jones, 14, has netted more than 300,000 views of his YouTube tribute to Justin Bieber in the last two weeks alone.

The song, Belieber for Life, features a boy’s heartbreak over his girlfriend’s devotion to the Canadian star and is released in June.

Charlie manages to juggle his musical career - and almost 7,000 Twitter followers - with his studies at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys in Common Lane, Dartford. 

His mum Julie, 44, from Welling, said his family were amazed when they discovered his talent.

She told News Shopper: "One day we saw him in a school production and he just came out with a microphone and we were just blown away by his voice. We had no idea.

"He started playing the guitar aged about eight and uploaded a few videos onto YouTube but now he’s officially signed to a label.

"I’m not musical at all but he’s got a real knack for hearing a song once and being able to play it again."

"Wilmington has been really helpful and his friends have been so supportive, I was worried he might have been teased.

"He also goes to Italia Conti School in Chislehurst every Saturday where he studies singing and dancing."

Mrs Jones is pleased the attentions of schoolgirls across the world are not fazing Charlie.

She said: "I’m quite relieved he’s at a boy’s school because he has a lot of teenage girls after him - mostly aged between 10 and 16 - and he looks older than 14 as he's 5ft 11in.

"Charlie's quite bashful and humble and takes it all in his stride.

"He’s causing quite a stir in Denmark, New Zealand and Brazil in particular."

News Shopper: Welling schoolboy goes viral with Justin Bieber tribute tune

Charlie told News Shopper:“The best things about being famous are being recognised and making fans happy with a simple message or a kiss.

“I write my own songs and I am also lucky to work with some talented writers who I can bounce ideas off.

“My plan is to record my second single and album, keep building my fan base and then hopefully do some concerts for all my fans."

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He added: “My tips for other young musicians are: enjoy it, don’t be afraid to try new things, be yourself and like anything you want to do. And get good at practicing all the time.”

Belieber for Life will be available to download from iTunes from April 28

Visit charliejonesofficial.com or @CharlieJSongs on Twitter.

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10:23am Tue 29 Apr 14

Carparkattendant says...

fame at last !
fame at last ! Carparkattendant
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1:03pm Tue 29 Apr 14

kentlad says...

NS quotes 'Justin Bieber is an inspiration' really? for who? are we forgetting the trouble Justin has got himself into over the past few years?

March 6/7, 2013: One day after struggling to breathe mid-performance and fainting backstage, Bieber lashed out at a photographer in London with a stream of expletives. The verbal exchange was broadcast across Britain's media.

March 26, 2013: Allegations of battery are made after the singer is involved in a verbal altercation with a neighbor, who claims the pair came into physical contact. Bieber is not charged for the incident, which apparently stemmed from the neighbor complaining about Bieber's reckless driving.

April 15, 2013: Bieber is widely criticized after visiting the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam and writing into a guestbook that the Holocaust victim "would have been a Belieber."

April 25, 2013: Bieber's tour bus is raided by police in Stockholm, Sweden, after an officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Unspecified narcotics are reportedly found on board, but no one is charged

May 28, 2013: Multiple onlookers, including former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, publicly complain about Bieber's reckless driving in his hometown of Calabasas, California.

June 16, 2013: Bieber collides into a photographer with his Ferrari in Hollywood, and the incident is captured on video. No one is cited by police or injured during the incident.

June 25, 2013: A lawsuit is filed by a paparazzo who claims Bieber kicked and punched him at a shopping center in Southern California in 2012.

July 9, 2013: A video leaks showing Bieber urinating into a janitor's mop bucket and yelling "F--- Bill Clinton" as he passes a photo of the former U.S. president. Bieber later apologizes for the incident.

July 28, 2013: U.S. border agents find marijuana on Bieber's tour bus as it crosses into Canada from Detroit. Bieber is not on the bus at the time of the bust.

October 7, 2013: A new photograph of Bieber holding what looks like a marijuana joint surfaces. Bieber was previously photographed holding what appeared to be a joint in January 2013.

October 10, 2013: Bieber is accused of physically attacking a DJ in South Korea over his music choices at a night club.

November 1, 2013: Bieber is reportedly photographed leaving a brothel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

November 6, 2013: Bieber is allegedly caught painting graffiti on a wall in Brazil, a crime punishable by up to one year in jail in the country. A similar charge is lobbed at Bieber during his tour visit to Australia.

January 14, 2014: Bieber's California home is searched and the singer is questioned by the L.A. County Sheriff's department after Bieber allegedly egged a neighbor's house. An unspecified amount of cocaine was discovered in Bieber's home, and one of the singer's friends was arrested for felony drug possession.

January 23, 2014: Bieber is arrested after being pulled over for drag racing in Miami Beach, and fails a drug test after being taken into custody.

personally i wish Charlie all the luck he deserves but, seriously dont follow inthis idiots footsteps.
NS quotes 'Justin Bieber is an inspiration' really? for who? are we forgetting the trouble Justin has got himself into over the past few years? March 6/7, 2013: One day after struggling to breathe mid-performance and fainting backstage, Bieber lashed out at a photographer in London with a stream of expletives. The verbal exchange was broadcast across Britain's media. March 26, 2013: Allegations of battery are made after the singer is involved in a verbal altercation with a neighbor, who claims the pair came into physical contact. Bieber is not charged for the incident, which apparently stemmed from the neighbor complaining about Bieber's reckless driving. April 15, 2013: Bieber is widely criticized after visiting the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam and writing into a guestbook that the Holocaust victim "would have been a Belieber." April 25, 2013: Bieber's tour bus is raided by police in Stockholm, Sweden, after an officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Unspecified narcotics are reportedly found on board, but no one is charged May 28, 2013: Multiple onlookers, including former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, publicly complain about Bieber's reckless driving in his hometown of Calabasas, California. June 16, 2013: Bieber collides into a photographer with his Ferrari in Hollywood, and the incident is captured on video. No one is cited by police or injured during the incident. June 25, 2013: A lawsuit is filed by a paparazzo who claims Bieber kicked and punched him at a shopping center in Southern California in 2012. July 9, 2013: A video leaks showing Bieber urinating into a janitor's mop bucket and yelling "F--- Bill Clinton" as he passes a photo of the former U.S. president. Bieber later apologizes for the incident. July 28, 2013: U.S. border agents find marijuana on Bieber's tour bus as it crosses into Canada from Detroit. Bieber is not on the bus at the time of the bust. October 7, 2013: A new photograph of Bieber holding what looks like a marijuana joint surfaces. Bieber was previously photographed holding what appeared to be a joint in January 2013. October 10, 2013: Bieber is accused of physically attacking a DJ in South Korea over his music choices at a night club. November 1, 2013: Bieber is reportedly photographed leaving a brothel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. November 6, 2013: Bieber is allegedly caught painting graffiti on a wall in Brazil, a crime punishable by up to one year in jail in the country. A similar charge is lobbed at Bieber during his tour visit to Australia. January 14, 2014: Bieber's California home is searched and the singer is questioned by the L.A. County Sheriff's department after Bieber allegedly egged a neighbor's house. An unspecified amount of cocaine was discovered in Bieber's home, and one of the singer's friends was arrested for felony drug possession. January 23, 2014: Bieber is arrested after being pulled over for drag racing in Miami Beach, and fails a drug test after being taken into custody. personally i wish Charlie all the luck he deserves but, seriously dont follow inthis idiots footsteps. kentlad
  • Score: 6

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