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Justin Bieber Donates 32K to Flood Relief

The pop-star donates $1.06 from each ticket sold



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    Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has shelled out $32,000 for Tennessee flood Relief.

    At his sold-out show in Nashville on Wednesday, the pop star announced that he'd be donating a buck from each ticket sold to Nashville flood recovery efforts. The "Baby" singer presented a check for $32,690 to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee before the show, MTV reported.

    "We gave $1.06 per ticket sold 2nite to Flood Relief needed here in Tennessee. thanks 2 all of u 2nite we raised $32,690 for those in need!!!,"  he tweeted yesterday.

    Bieber, 16, said he was enthusiastic to help out in the relief efforts. He teamed up with Nashville radio station, "i106 Hits," and told Tennessean.com the importance that Nashville has to him as an artist.

    "Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and you know Nashville, there's so much music history here," he said.

    Last week, Bieber appeared with his mentor, Usher, for his philanthropy event at the New Look Foundation's "World Leadership Awards." The R&B singer discovered Bieber last year after seeing his home videos on YouTube.

    Bieber also made headlines this week by coming in a close second behind Taylor Swift on the "International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame," and for having sizzled alongside Kim Kardashian in the Bahamas for a "Graduate"-themed photoshoot for "Elle" magazine.

    Selected Reading: Tennessean, MTV, Twitter