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Justin Bieber

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I'm worried: What happens if Justin Bieber doesn't get any taller? Apparently he's only 5 feet 5 inches. If he doesn't grow, would his height eventually kill his career?
—Kelly T., via Facebook

Depends on what kind of career we're talking, but in general, no. Not every towering solo act has been literally towering, you know.

For every Justin Timberlake (5 feet 11 and change) and Robbie Williams (circa 6 feet) there's been a...

Ludacris, who tops off at right around 5 feet 7 inches. And of course we shall not proceed further without uttering the hallowed name of Prince, who, no joke, is 5-foot-2. Davy Jones, once known as the world's prettiest Monkee, is 5 feet 3 inches.

If Bieber decides to spend most of his performances behind the piano, he will join fellow shorty Billy Joel, who's about 5 feet 5 inches.

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