March 9th, 2011
12:38 PM ET
Who better to offer teen idol Justin Bieber career advice than Jordan Knight? The 40-year-old singer was barely older than the Biebs when he ruled the charts as part of New Kids on the Block in the late '80s and early '90s.
"I would say have a lot of fun with it," Knight told PopEater of 17-year-old Bieber's current superstar status. "Obviously, he has a lot of talent, he's a great singer."
However, Knight, who embarked on a solo career after the New Kids disbanded in the mid-'90s, warns Bieber not to let superstardom go to his head.
"Don't let all the fans really make you think that you're God," he warns the young singer. "Just try to stay even-keeled and know who you are."
Following a 2008 reunion tour, NKOTB will embark on a summer tour with the Backstreet Boys, and Knight also has a new solo album, "Unfinished," set for release in May. The title reflects the Boston native's outlook.
"Your life is never [finished]," he says, "until you're in the ground."
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