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Bieber inspired by Jackson

Teen sensation Justin Bieber's Die in Your Arms is inspired by Michael Jackson, after he worked with the his producer Rodney Jerkins.

music Updated: Jun 21, 2012 16:27 IST

Teen sensation Justin Bieber's Die in Your Arms is inspired by Michael Jackson, after he worked with the his producer Rodney Jerkins.

Jerkins, who produced Jackson's You Rock My World, made Bieber watch that video to get him into the right mindset before recording, reports contactmusic.com.

"Before I got in the booth, Rodney showed me this hour-long video of Michael footage, never been seen before. It's Michael's personality, him in the booth dancing. It's some really special stuff.

"So me seeing that, going in there and being inspired and working with Rodney, who worked with Michael - it was incredible," the 18-year-old said.

Bieber also assured fans he is a real musician rather than a manufactured pop star, and has an hands-on role with all of his tracks.

"I was very involved in the process, I played instruments, produced, wrote, so I want people to know it's not all hype. I want people to know I've been working hard on my music. Focus on the music. Don't think I'm just this product pushed out there. I work hard, and music is really important to me," he said.