Not too long ago, Usher took Justin Bieber in under his wing, showing him the ropes of entertainment--and philanthropy. Without much time passing, the young artist has emerged on the scene as a full-fledged talent, ready to dominate music and goodwill.
At his New Look Foundation's World Leadership Awards in Atlanta, GA, hosted by ET's very own Kevin Frazier, Usher continued to set a good example for Justin. The veteran artist said poetically, "Philanthropy starts in the heart. It's not hard work, it's heart-work."
Tween heartthrob Justin commented, "It's good to be here to support my big brother and mentor." Singer Ciara added, "It's about taking that large platform we've been given as entertainers and using it for more than just entertainment…It's fun when you can see somebody else smile and you can light somebody's heart."
The cause even garnered the attention of the Oval Office. "This collaboration with former President Bill Clinton is definitely a major step on a global scale," Usher said graciously of Clinton's support and attendance.
Usher's New Look Foundation aims to teach youth "how to monetize the moment and understand that you have to think like a business," he told ET. He goes into schools to motivate children to work towards and achieve goals, leading to a successful career and encouraging them to become ambassadors of charity.
Justin is proud of his involvement with Pencils of Promise, an organization that spreads the message of education by providing writing utensils to communities in need worldwide.
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