Justin Bieber says his mission is to eclipse the success of Michael Jackson, and has set himself the target of being the new 'King of Pop' within the next 12 years.
In an interview with V magazine, the unassuming popstar said: "Right now — I want to be successful and be great at what I do. But eventually, I want to become the best at what I do. I want to be the best. In the world."
Justin has already had three US Number One albums, to Michael Jackson's five, and believes with "respect and hard work" he could eventually reach that peak. "I consider Michael Jackson the best. If I could be at his level… But I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m not saying it’s going to happen within the next three years. But hopefully by the time I’m 30…"
The 18-year-old says the goal is simple — "to be better than anybody that’s ever done it".