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13 Questions with Madison Beer, the 16-Year-Old Singer Justin Bieber Discovered on YouTube

13 Questions with Madison Beer, the 16-Year-Old Singer Justin Bieber Discovered on YouTube
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Madison Beer is far from your average 16-year-old—unless you happen to know of any that count Justin Bieber among their inner circle, command a social media following of 5.67 million-plus, and have an equally app-savvy boyfriend (Vine star Jack Gilinsky, of the pop-rap duo Jack & Jack). Considering her massive digital footprint, we asked her to swing by our offices to give us the lowdown on her new music during a live Periscope Q&A on @InStyle's Twitter page. The full chat will be live until Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 2:15 p.m. ET, but ICYMI, scroll through below for the highlights. But make sure to watch it, too, because she went rogue, grabbed our camera, and put it into front-facing mode. It's worth seeing for yourself.

Your career really took off after Justin tweeted a link to your YouTube page. Do you guys hang out?
Yeah. He's really busy nowadays because he's back on top and doing his thing with his hit album so it's hard to see him as much as I used to be able to, but I saw him less than a month ago. I went to the studio and listened to some of the new stuff he's making. We try to see each other when we can.

What's your favorite song off his new album, Purpose?
I have a bunch of favorites: "Life Is Worth Living," "Purpose." When I first got the album, I liked "Love Yourself" and "Sorry"—the hits from it—but now I like "I'll Show You," and "No Sense" is really good. Everything's really good.

Is Madison Beer your real name?
Yes, it's my real name. It's on my birth certificate!

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When are you going on tour?
I have a lot of new music coming out soon, so hopefully when the music is out, then I'll have more opportunities to go on tour.

Are you going to release an EP or an album first?
Probably an EP first, honestly, because it's less songs, and I just want to put something out. It's going to sound a lot different than anything that I've made in the past.

How do you typically start your day?
I lay in bed for an hour and a half and sit on my phone, and I usually end up going back to sleep.

How much time per day do you spend on social media?
I'm sleeping for eight or nine hours a day, so probably 16 hours a day... something crazy.

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Madison Beer
Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

This one's from Brazil: Can you speak Portuguese?
I went on a cruise one time, and this girl from Brazil taught me how to say, "How are you?" I know how to say "te amo" and "more," but that's about it.

Do you and Jack practice together?
Not really. I go to a lot of his rehearsals because I like spending time with him. Sometimes if we're in the studio we'll start singing together.

What are your goals for 2016?
Hopefully be going on tour and putting a lot more music out. I want to have at least five or six songs this year.

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Where do you find inspiration for your music?
I think my fans inspire me a lot. They're a huge part of my career. I wouldn't be where I am without them, so I try to feed off what they're going through. I read their tweets and Instagrams.

Who makes every item in your outfit?
This blazer is from H&M, this shirt is from Brandy Melville, this hat is from Angela & William, these pants are J Brand, and these shoes are Ralph Lauren.

Who is your dream collaboration?
Rihanna, for sure.

Listen to "Something Sweet" below, and buy the single for $1 on the iTunes Store.

 
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