While that might be true, I can't help but think this kid's a fad. I mean, he'll probably hang around and release records but the mainstream's gonna spit him out eventually, people don't like to like any one certain thing for that long.
He reminds me a lot of the boy bands of the late 90's, they were all over the radio for a couple years, but how many of them went on to have long careers? (I can only think of one =/)
This kid has studio execs and song writers making his music... there's no creativity on his part. It's typical pop mainstream bull****; he'll disappear after a year or so only to be replaced by someone equally as annoying.