Justin Bieber: Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror' Inspires 'Pray'

Wed, 17 November 2010 23:50:59 ET

Justin Bieber: Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror' Inspires 'Pray'
During a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, the 'Baby' hitmaker also dishes that he will be performing the song at the American Music Awards this coming Sunday, November 21.
apparently plays a part in the writing of 's new song "Pray". In a recent radio interview, the 16-year-old pop sensation admitted that he was inspired by the late King of Pop's "Man in the Mirror" when writing the inspirational song for his upcoming acoustic album, "My Worlds Acoustic".

Speaking to on Wednesday, November 17, the "Baby" hitmaker spilled, "I definitely thought of Michael [Jackson's] 'Man in the Mirror' when I was writing it." On why he wrote the song, he shared, "There's so many songs about love and I think that it's great to take it out of that world for a minute. There's other things that are important and I just wanted to be motivational."

Describing "Pray" further, Justin added, "It's a very uplifting song, very motivational, it definitely comes from the heart. I think everybody young or old will be able to relate to this song." During the radio chat, he also noted that he will perform the tune at the American Music Awards this coming Sunday, November 21.

Justin's "My Worlds Acoustic" album will be out in stores across the U.S. on Black Friday, November 26. Of the acoustic effort, he said, "I think that there's always going to be people that try to bring you down and you just got to prove them wrong. I'm just blessed to have devoted fans. My fans just kind of spoil me."

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