Esperanza Spalding Says Her and Bieber Are ‘Sort of a Similar’

Now that the storm has calmed with Justin Bieber fans attacking Jazz/Soul singer Esperanza Spalding, after she took home the Grammy Award for “Best New Artist,” the two entertainers can now be cordial.

Spalding, 26, tells Billboard magazine that much like the 16-year-old Canada native, she has very humble beginnings.

“He has sort of a similar story to mine, coming from a single-parent family, low income, sort of having this stellar ascension in making his success through music,” says Spalding. “I can really relate to that.”

Justin Bieber may be the more popular of the two, but Spalding has had her share of pressures, from performing at the White House to singing in a Prince tribute.

Hopefully Bieberlanders have moved on…


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