Justin Bieber's Google Chrome commercial encourages you to be more like Justin Bieber

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There were actual tears shed in living rooms across the country when those Google ads first started rolling—especially Google Chrome spot featuring Lady Gaga‘s Brooklyn bridge-running, fan-uniting “Edge of Glory” clip.

Once you’ve scored the services of one of the biggest pop stars in the universe, anybody else is going to be a step down. Unless, of course, you recruit the Biebs.

His version of the Google Chrome ad, starring some very early footage of him singing, playing a keyboard, and banging on drums and moving all the way through his massive arena tour, is after the jump.

While it does certainly tell the now-legendary tale of Bieber’s ascent from small-town Canadian dreamer to international superstar, it doesn’t quite have the same punch as Gaga’s (or especially the one constructed for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project).

Those were both encouraging people to use the Internet to come together as a community and play off one another for a greater good, while Bieber’s appears to encourage people to put stuff on YouTube so they can get discovered by Usher (which, while certainly a worthwhile goal, seems unlikely to happen a second time).

What do you think? Does the ad fall a little short of the heartstring-tugging majestry of the others that came before it? Or is there something more going on here? Sound off in the comments!

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Comments (7 total) Add your comment
  • Shannon

    I love these commercials. Except for this one.

  • Shannon

    Since this is pretty much a dead thread for the time being, I’ll add one other thing:
    Gaga’s ad is all about worshipping her fans, whereas the Biebs’s ad is really only about fans worshipping this kid. Bleh.
    The Internet is what you make of it and so are these commercials.

  • Jesse

    If all you got after watching the clip was that it encourages people to put stuff on youtube, so they can get discovered by Usher, you clearly missed the point. Seeing his rise from a kid singing in his room, to becoming a global star in two years, is pretty incredible. It’s a shame people can’t see past the hate for him, and just watch the clip without comparing it with the other commercials.

  • Ryan

    I LOVE JUSTIN SO MUCH I WANT HIM TO BE ME INSTEAD OF SELENA I LOVE HIM WITH ALL MY LIFE <3

  • D

    Are you for real? You don’t know how advertising works? Ok, it’s simple: figure out from where your strongest support for your newest product is going to come and you find the celebrity who commands that audience. Justin Bieber fans most likely fit the profile of someone who would get the most out of Chromebook.

  • Jusin Biebe Photo

    this is new age If you did not realize jet.. internet change everything – it is not just a sentence .. it is true!! and this is just one of the outcome

  • Adam

    Thought it was funny that only nice comments came up on youtube and no mention of the millions of dislikes

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