NEW YORK He has made fans swoon when they listen to his music. Now teen singing sensation Justin Bieber is hoping to make his fans read -- or at least look at lots of pictures.
The 16 year-old pop singer has signed a deal with HarperCollins to publish an illustrated memoir titled "Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story," the publisher said in a statement on Monday.
The book is due out in October in both the United States and United Kingdom.
The hardcover "My Story" is expected to reveal the Canadian-born youngster's incredible rise to stardom. It will contain exclusive, never-before-seen photos.
"Every day I wake up and count my blessings," Bieber said in the statement. "My fans have played such a large part in all of this and they help me live my dreams every day. I'm excited to share just a little bit more of my world with them through this book."
Bieber first gained fans when he posted renditions of his favorite hip-hop and R&B songs on YouTube. At 13 years-old, he signed a record deal and has since exceeded 5 million in sales.
His "Baby" video is the most-watched music video in YouTube history, with more than 250 million views.
(Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)