Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer, record producer and songwriter who was discovered via YouTube. His debut album, My World was released in 2009, which was certified Platinum in US. Justin, after this first release, became the first artist to ever get seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100, on debut. The pop-star released his first full-length studio album in the year 2010 by the name My World 2.0. It was certified as triple platinum in the US and debuted as one of the top albums in several countries. After this, Bieber brought out his most successful single to date, Baby which was certified as 12X- platinum in the US.
Justin was born on 1st March, 1994 in the city of London in Ontario, Canada. His father, Jeremy Jack Bieber and mother, Patricia Mallette were not married each other. He was brought up in Stratford, Ontario with his mother and his grandmother, Diane, along with his step-grandfather, Bruce. Bieber’s mother has French-Canadian ancestry, while his father has a German heritage, and his other also has Irish and English ancestors. Bieber also has two half-siblings from his father’s side.
Justin Bieber went to Jeanne Sauve Catholic School in Stanford. His interest in music is reflected from the fact that he learned to play various instruments like drums, trumpet, guitar and piano while growing up. He passed out from Michael Catholic Secondary School with a GPA of 4.0 in the year 2012.
At an age of 12, Justin Bieber sang in a local competition and won the second position. His mother uploaded the video of his complete performance on YouTube to share it with relatives and friends. After that, she continued uploading Bieber’s videos of singing various popular songs, and slowly he started becoming popular on the site.
Justin Bieber was discovered when Scooter Braun, who had worked as a marketing executive with So So Def Recordings. He actually clicked on a 2007 YouTube video of Justin, by accident. He was immediately impressed upon listening to Bieber’s voice and tracked him down. Justin Bieber’s mother was reluctant at first, believe it or not, because of Braun’s Judaism. But upon getting convinced from a church elder, she finally agreed to it. Justin was then flown to Atlanta, Georgia to record samples and just within a week he had started singing for Usher. All this at a young age of thirteen.
The first single of Justin Bieber, One Time, was on the radio, when Bieber had not yet even finished recording his first album. During its first week of release, the song reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 and later listed as number seventeen on Billboard Top 100. His first release was named My World, which eventually became platinum in the US. The album also earned a double platinum in both UK and Canada. For the promotion of the album Bieber performed on many tours and European Programs.
The famous song, Baby, was released in January 2010 from Bieber’s album, My World 2.0. The song got international recognition and marked its presence in the top 5 in both Canadian Hot 100 and Billboard Hot 100 list. When the whole album was released it gained favorable reviews and made an entry into the US Billboard chart. The immense success of the album made Bieber the youngest male solo artist to top this chart since the sixties.
In October, 2010 Justin Bieber announced that he will soon be releasing an acoustic album known as My World Acoustic, which was released in November, 2010. Bieber was ranked at number two on the Forbes list of best paid celebrities under the age of thirty in the year 2011. He was one of the top seven musicians who earned $53 million in a 12-month period.
After that, he released the Christmas-themed Under The Mistletoe as his second studio album in November 2011. It debuted number one on Billboard 200. Bieber began recording his second studio album in late 2011. The album was named Believe, in which the first song was called Boyfriend. The song became Justin Bieber’s first ever single to reach the top in Canadian Hot 100. The whole album was released in June, 2012 by Island Records. The album came out as Bieber’s fourth number one album on Billboard 200. It sold 57,000 copies of the album in Canada in the first week, bringing it to the top of Canadian Album Charts.
Bieber announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in December 2012, about his plans on the album titled Believe Acoustic, which then came out in January 2013. An announcement was made by Bieber in October, 2013 that he would release a song every Monday for 10 weeks that wound lead to his movie Justin Bieber’s Believe, which was released in December 2013. Justin was also a featured roastee in Comedy Central’s Annual Roast Special for the year 2015.
Bieber released a new single, titled What Do You Mean? from his album Purpose in the August of 2015. It became Bieber’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Becoming the youngest artist to ever top the chart, he also received a Guinness World Record for this feat. The whole album was released in November, 2015 and became Bieber’s sixth album to debut at the top of the chart.
Justin Bieber has been one of the most searched teenager on Google for four years straight. Throughout his active years in the industry, he has been in the news with cameras and paparazzi right above his head. The success of the travel tours by Justin Bieber (Urban Behavior Tour, My World Tour, Believe Tour, Purpose World Tour), displays the level of craze for him, predominantly among the teenagers and mostly, girls at that. On Twitter, Bieber comes at number two, after Katy Perry, for highest number of followers at 72,472,285 followers.