Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber in 2015.jpg
Bieber in 2015
Born
Justin Drew Bieber

(1994-03-01) March 1, 1994 (age 25)[1][2]
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityCanadian
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2007–present
Home townStratford, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s)
Hailey Baldwin (m. 2018)
AwardsList of awards and nominations
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • drums
  • guitar[3]
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejustinbiebermusic.com

Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian pop singer and actor.

He was discovered on YouTube in 2008. He grew up in Ontario. When he was twelve years old, he went into a local singing contest. He came in third place. The video of the contest was uploaded to his YouTube channel[4] run by his mother Pattie Mallette, where it was noticed by famous music industry manager Scott Samuel "Scooter" Braun. Braun's first time seeing Bieber was when he saw a video of the then 12-year-old boy on YouTube, singing a song by Ne-Yo. Braun contacted Bieber's mother, Mallette, who agreed to bring her son, now fourteen years old, to Atlanta to try working together. Braun convinced them to move from Canada to the United States.

After more online marketing managing and success[5], Braun presented Bieber to two successful artists, Usher and Justin Timberlake; both showed interest. Eventually Usher's mentor, music executive L. A. Reid, signed Bieber to a deal with Island Def Jam.[6]

In 2009, Bieber toured with Iyaz and Taylor Swift, and traveled in the United States. His first album, My World, features four singles, "One Time", "One Less Lonely Girl", "Favorite Girl", and "Love Me". He signed to a record deal with Usher. He released My World 2.0 in March 2010 as his second album,[7] as well as going on a world tour. Purposes's single "Sorry" is Bieber's most popular song.

He has a younger brother and sister. His parents never married each other.

Bieber has released a book called Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story.[8]

On December 23, 2013, the album Journals was released. It has fifteen songs. Ten have been released as singles.

The album Purpose came out in late 2015. It includes the singles "Sorry", "Love Yourself", and "Company". Earlier in the year, he was arrested for being reckless.

Personal life[change | change source]

Bieber is a Christian.[9] Originally from Canada, he lives in the United States.[10]

On January 23, 2014, Justin was arrested in Miami, Florida, for drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving with an expired drivers license. Late 2013 and most of 2014 was a difficult time for Bieber because Scooter, Bieber's manager, was focused on his new client, Ariana Grande.

Bieber dated singer/songwriter Selena Gomez from 2011 to 2012, and on and off from 2013 to 2014. Even though he said in an interview in 2014 that he and Gomez were officially together once again, they broke up again.[11] Bieber got engaged to Hailey Baldwin on July 7, 2018. Baldwin is an American model.[12] They got married in 2018.

History[change | change source]

Born on March 1, 1994, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Justin Bieber was raised by a single mom in the small town of Stratford. Bieber, whose debut album, My World, hit stores in November 2009, is a true overnight success, having gone from an unknown, untrained singer whose mother posted YouTube clips of her boy performing, to a superstar with a big-time record deal, all in just two years.

Bieber always had an interest in music. His mother gave him a drum kit for his second birthday and, as he tells it, he was "basically banging on everything I could get my hands on." But it was a not well known talent contest in his hometown, in which the 12-year-old Bieber finished second, that put him on the road to superstardom. As a way to share his singing with family, Justin and his mom began posting clips of Bieber performing covers of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Ne-Yo on YouTube. Within months, Bieber gained attention online, and an eager manager arranging for the teenager to fly to Atlanta to consider a record deal. There, Bieber had a chance meeting with Usher, who eventually signed the young singer to a contract.

Discography[change | change source]

Justin Bieber

Albums[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

2009[change | change source]

2010[change | change source]

2011[change | change source]

2012[change | change source]

2013[change | change source]

2015[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Justin Bieber Biography". The Biography Channel. A+E Networks. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  2. "Inogolo – English Pronunciation Guide to the Names of People, Places, and Stuff – Justin Bieber". Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  3. Mitchell, Gail (April 28, 2009). "Usher Introduces Teen Singer Justin Bieber". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  4. "Justin Bieber". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  5. "Scooter Braun Shares 2 Keys To Building A Successful Personal Brand". Inc.com. 2017-01-02T11:1519-0500. Retrieved 2018-03-22. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. "L.A. Reid Remembers 14-Year-Old Justin Bieber Was 'Beautiful Like a Woman'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  7. "Justin Bieber "My World" Part 2 On iTunes Soon!". Disney Dreaming. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  8. Everett, Cristina. "Justin Bieber to release illustrated book, NOT autobiography: 'I'm too young to write a memoir' - NY Daily News". nydailynews.com.
  9. Ronson, Jon (13 November 2010). "Justin Bieber: One day with the most Googled name on the planet" – via www.theguardian.com.
  10. "Justin Bieber Arrested for DUI". The Hollywood Reporter.
  11. Rich, Katey. "Justin Bieber Opens Up About Selena Gomez Breakup, Defends Peeing in a Bucket". HWD. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  12. France, Lisa Respers. "Justin Bieber confirms engagement to Hailey Baldwin". CNN. Retrieved July 25, 2018.

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