Singer-songwriter Usher has revealed he is "proud" of the man Justin Bieber has become, as the ‘Sorry’ hitmaker celebrates turning 23.
The ‘Sorry’ hitmaker celebrated his 23rd birthday on Wednesday (01.03.17) and his long-time mentor has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Justin, admitting he’s thrilled by how the chart-topping star has matured in recent years.
Usher wrote: "Happy Birthday @JustinBieber !! I’m proud of the man you’ve become. #JB23 (sic)"
The 38-year-old singer-songwriter’s sentiments were echoed by Justin’s manager Scooter Braun, who has played a central role in his success.
Scooter, who also manages Ariana Grande, wrote on Twitter: “To another 23 years…keep shining your light onto the world . #jb23 #mybrother happy birthday @justinbieber (sic)”
Other big-name stars who sent their best wishes to Justin included DJ Khaled, Akon and LL Cool J.
Khaled wrote on Instagram: “Happy bday the YOUNG ICON! @justinbieber ! Bless up young [king]! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP ! #GRATEFUL (sic)”
Akon said on Twitter: “Happy birthday @justinbieber! Keep doing your thing & enjoying life #JB23 (sic)”
And LL Cool J wrote on the micro-blogging site: “Happy 23rd to the man @justinbieber!!! (sic)”
Meanwhile, another of Justin’s showbiz pals, Ed Sheeran, recently revealed that he duetted with the Canadian star at a karaoke bar in Tokyo, Japan.
Ed admitted the celebrity duo had a “weird” night out where they sang one another’s biggest hits before coming together for a rendition of ‘Love Yourself’, Justin’s 2015 single which was written by the ‘Castle On The Hill’ hitmaker.
Ed recently shared: “I quite like that that song is just having its own life somewhere.
“Me and Justin actually sung that on karaoke together two days ago. He was in Tokyo. It was a really weird night actually, a really weird night.
“We went to a bar called Train Bar and did some shots, then we went to a karaoke bar and sung our own song. He was singing my songs, so I was singing his songs … and then we both sang ‘Love Yourself’.”
*Sourced by Bang Showbiz