Despite winning four American Music awards, comprising artist of the year, best pop album, best pop male, and breakthrough artist, the American artist, as per most Americans, has little idea of his place in the world.
Terminally parochial, Bieber - whose album My World 2.0 has sold almost 2 million copies in the US since its release in March - said: "I'm from the smallest town in the world of, like, 30,000 people.
No. He isn't.
In fact Hum (Italian: Colmo; German: Cholm) is a tiny town in the central part of Istria, northwest Croatia, 7 km from Roč, 14 km southeast of Buzet on a hill above the Mirna valley. The elevation of the town is 349 m. This small fortified habitation has maintained all the features of medieval urban architecture and organization.
Hum has a population of only 23 people, but is officially a town, and is the Guinness World Record holder for the smallest town in the world.
So... Justin Bieber. You are not from the smallest town in the world. And, pretty much, you also have the same reputation. AKA, nobody's ever heard of you, and even if they had, who cares?