He has legions of adoring fans all over the globe – but pop sensation Justin Bieber wants to be much more than just “another teen heartthrob”!

"I feel like I just don't want to be another teen heartthrob, 'cause that's just -- I just think that that just annoys me," Bieber told Ryan Seacrest during an NBC News special.

"To think that that's what people will -- will think of me -- I just want to prove people wrong."

The ‘Boyfriend’ singer, who dropped his second album ‘Believe’ earlier this year and has just turned 18, wants to be taken more seriously as an artist.

“My new album has really showcased what I'm capable of -- especially becoming an 18-year-old and becoming an adult,” Justin continued.

“Hearing older people say, 'Wow, this new album's great. Like I didn't know that was Justin Bieber.' Or, you know, 'Wow, like I never used to listen to Justin Bieber's music, and now I like his music.' Or -- 'This, 'As Long As You Love Me,' that's Justin Bieber singing?'

“I like those reactions, because I feel like they're now judging me based on my music and not based on, you know, a flick of my hair."

Written by Lauren Alpe

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