Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Born in 1994 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, to a single mother, Bieber took second place in a local talent competition at a young age. After his mother posted YouTube clips of her boy performing, Bieber went from an unknown, untrained singer to a budding superstar with a big-time record deal with Usher within two years. Bieber went on to become the first solo artist to have four singles enter the Top 40 before the release of a debut album. His 2009 album My World has gone platinum in several countries. He later experienced significant media exposure from offensive activity.
Growing up, he showed a strong interest in music and taught himself to play many instruments, including, guitar, drums, piano and trumpet. His mother began posting videos of him performing musically on YouTube. The videos soon built up a fan following. In 2008, his talent was discovered by Scooter Braun, who was able to see Justin’s videos on the youtube and later acted as his manager. Justin’s mother was persuaded by Braun to allow her son to come to Atlanta, Georgia when he was at the age of 13 to do some recording of demo tapes. At the time that he was taping, Justin had his performance in front of the famous R&B singer named Usher and did the same thing with Justin Timberlake later. Immediately after that, both singers Timberlake and Usher offered Justin Bieber to sign a contract with them. However, Justin decided to sign with Raymond Braun Media Group, and the new managers of Justin became Braun and Usher as co-producer of such joint venture. Then, Usher initiated an arrangement to have an audition with Antonio L.A. Def Jam who finally offered him a contract. As required, Justin and his mother transferred their home in Atlanta, where Usher and Braun lived so that he could finish his 1st album. His 1st solo entitled One Time was launched in the radio while Justin was still doing his debut album. That song became # 12 in Canadian’s Hot 100 in its 1st week of launching sometime in July 2009, and soon it reached its peak at # 17 in Billboard’s Hot 100.
In 2009, the song became successful in the international music market. Justin Bieber’s debut entitled My World was released in November 2009, and received a certification as platinum in the US. Justin is the 1st music artist to garner 7 songs from his debut record chart in Billboard’s Hot 100. Braun was able to secure an impromptu audition with Usher Raymond, who was impressed and helped Bieber to sign a record deal.
In 2009, his first single, “One Time”, was a worldwide hit and was certified Platinum in Canada and the United States. This was followed by his debut EP album, “My World”, which was also an international success. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2010, he released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0. He also released a successful concert film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011). In 2012, he released his third studio album, Believe. In 2015, he released his fourth studio album, Purpose.
He has won a Grammy Award and an American Music Award. He has been listed numerous times by Forbes magazine among the “Top Ten Most Powerful Celebrities in the World.”