Justin Bieber Asks Fans to Donate to Typhoon Haiyan Relief, Raises $600,000+

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Justin Bieber visits the Philippines. (Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

Justin Bieber is in the news again, but this time it’s not for graffiti or abandoning his monkey or insulting Bill Clinton. No, this time it’s for something noble.

After Bieber posted a video last week asking fans to give back to those in the Philippines affected by Supertyphoon Haiyan, the Beliebers reacted, emptying their piggy banks for a good cause. By Tuesday (December 10), the fans had given more than $640,000 to the fundraising platform Prizeo to aid the relief efforts, with five days still remaining on the donation drive.

While all the money is going to a good cause, some might have been swayed by Bieber’s promise that those who donated would be in the running for a chance to hang out with him in L.A. next year while he works on his upcoming album. “I want you guys to come help me in the studio, give me some ideas,” he says in the video. “But first you guys got to give back.”

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