Jordan Knight to Biebs: Don't think you're God
March 9th, 2011
12:38 PM ET

Jordan Knight to Biebs: Don't think you're God

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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  1. Superhiro

    Am I the only one who's absolutely sick of people calling this kid "The Biebs"?

    March 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. obvious

    World to Jordan Knight: Don't think anyone remembers who you are.

    BTW Beiber has $$$ but no talent.

    March 11, 2011 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bigdaddy

    Hey D. Bieb wasn't born a few years back! He's just a kid. I have slugs marks on my underwear older than this kid!! And who is Kinght, he looks like one of my slug marks. I can sell it on E-bay.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. D

    He's a nobody that was popular for a few years back in the late 80's then faded away and never really hit it big-I don't know why he's giving a boy who is much more famous than him any advise about fame...

    March 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matty

      A nobody who was famous for a few years? He was the leader of the biggest boy band since the Beatles and absolutely dominated the pop culture scene prior to the advent of facebook or other social media. They were everywhere. He is a perfect person to give advice on this issue.

      March 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Buffy

    I'm sorry, who is Jordan Knight? I've never heard of him. Is he a religious icon?

    March 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Troy

    "until you're in the ground."

    March 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kijuana

    Justin Bibier is the words of my 8 year old son!!!!!

    March 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Troy

      That learned it from you. He will probably grow up to be a loser like you as well.

      March 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tommy

    Lol..i dont think he thinks he is God. He may think he is all that but God no.

    March 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lorin

    I'm afraid that Jordan's advice came too late. "The Biebs" already thinks he's God.

    March 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tracy

    I think CNN should stop writing these stories about Justin. It seems you would take notice of what kind of comments this attracts.

    March 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      To be honest, you're going to get these comments regardless of the story. Trolls don't discriminate... any article is fair game. I just ignore them.

      March 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jillmarie

    Great advice! This guy has been there, done that and he still has many fans. Plus, he's still so cute 🙂

    March 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sunless

    better see this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    March 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |

    what did u say about butttt mike is that were u like it

    March 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lol

    The advice was too little, too late.

    March 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. the lepps


    March 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Musical genius? Are you kidding me? Have you ever heard of Jimmi Hendrix, the Doors, the Beatles, The Who, Eric Clapton. They are genius. Bieber has done nothing new or groundbreaking.

      March 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • asinforgo

      Bueber's a musical beer? (Guiness) MORON. Wanna know what you are truly? Someone that has no clue what music is. Next time you decide to rant 1) USE SPELLCHECK 2) hm.....just DON'T do it. The saying is "It is better to have people think you are a fool rather than to speak and prove it". You might do to adopt that as your credo.

      March 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  16. charles in charge

    Bieber isn't god, blasphemy.

    March 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |

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