It’s hard to think of him growing into a young man but Justin Bieber will turn the young adult age of 18 on March 1 of this year. (The same birthday as Patrick too). In the 2012 Music Issue Bieber covers the fashion-forward magazine and is named “Pop’s Crown Prince”, a proper title considering his legions of female fans, a sell-out tour, a 3D documentary and the list continues. So what does 2012 have in store for the Canadian songster?

His new album Believe is set to debut sometime in the New Year and he will begin production on his first full-length feature film alongside Mark Wahlberg. His latest photo spread with V Magazine is only the tip of the iceberg.

While Bieber’s fans are usually quick to gobble up anything that is related to their favorite pop icon, Beliebers seem to be having a fit with the latest cover and photos conceived by Inez Van Lamseerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Could it be that D&G sweater he’s wearing? Maybe. He tells V, “now that I’m on top, everyone wants to bring me down.” Check out Bieber’s full photo spread below.