Teen pop star Justin Bieber graduated high school with encouragement from his mother.
“I passed my test – I’m free,” Bieber tells the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph. “It was hard doing school and work every day.”
The 18-year-old singer, who just released a new single and music video, is releasing a new album titled “Believe” next month and makes countless appearances and performances, somehow managed to get his high school diploma in addition to all that.
“That was something my mom really wanted me to do, so I had to do it for her,” he says. “I mean, this kind of lifestyle has given me a different perspective on life.”
Beiber says he’s not really into reading and writing, so there don’t appear to be any plans to get a college degree next.