Young Rag-to-Large List : Justin Bieber


Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop star who was discovered via YouTube. His debut album, My World, went platinum in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Bieber’s current manager, Scooter Braun first discovered him through his YouTube videos in 2007 Braun was impressed with the videos, and contacted Bieber’s mother Pattie about wanting to work with him. Having convinced Bieber’s mother, Braun arranged for Bieber to meet with Usher inAtlanta, Georgia. Bieber was signed to RBMG, and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executiveL.A. Reid.

Bieber released his debut EPMy World, in November 2009. It was certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio albumMy World 2.0, in March 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the single “Baby“, which is also, as of July 2014, the YouTube video with the most dislikes, and the most views on a Vevo platform. He followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Bieber released his second studio album Under the Mistletoe in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album Believe in June 2012. It became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200.

Bieber has received numerous industry awards, including both Artist of the Year Awards, at the 2010 American Music Awards, and the 2012 American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. With a global fan base, termed as “Beliebers”, and over 40 million followers on Twitter, Bieber was thrice named by Forbes magazine as one of the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world, ranking third in both 2011 and 2012,[10][11] and ranking ninth in 2013.


Bieber’s first single, “One Time,” went certified platinum in his native Canada shortly after its release in May 2009. His album My World matched that success, selling more than 137,000 copies within a week of hitting stores. Bieber broke into the Billboard Top 10 in early 2010 with “Baby,” which also featured Ludcris. Bieber soon released My World 2.0 (2010), which offered his growing fan base ten new songs.

In 2011, Bieber took to the big screen in the concert documentary Never Say Never. His fans crowded movie theaters to catch him in action on stage and get a glimpse of his life behind the scenes. The movie, which eventually earned more than $73 million at the box office, also had guest appearances by Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and Bieber’s musical mentor Usher. That same year, Bieber released an album featuring his own take on such holiday classics as “All I Want For Christmas Is,” his duet with Mariah Carey.

Bieber had his biggest hit single to date in April 2012 with “Boyfriend.” The song appears on his latest album Believe released in June.


Film and television

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Cubed Pizzi’s Best Friend TV series (1 episode)
2010–11 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jason McCann TV series (2 episodes: “Shock Waves” and “Targets of Obsession”)
2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never[158] Himself 3D Concert film/Biopic
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Cameo Biopic
2012 Zendaya: Behind the Scenes Cameo Biopic
2013 Justin Bieber’s Believe Himself Concert film/Biopic
2014 Behaving Badly Cameo Man In the Jail

Guest appearances


Year Title Role Notes
2009 True Jackson, VP Himself TV series (1 episode); TV and acting debut
2009 My Date With… Himself Guest star
2010 Silent Library Himself TV series (1 episode)
2010 School Gyrls Himself Cameo
2010 Saturday Night Live Performer Season 35, episode 18
2010 American Idol Performer Season 9, episode 40
2010 Hubworld Guest star Season 1, episode 1
2010 The X Factor (United Kingdom) Performer Season 7, week 8
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Guest star[159]
2011 Khloé & Lamar Himself (uncredited) TV series (1 episode: “The Father in Law“)
2011 Dancing with the Stars Performer Week 7 Result Show
2011 So Random! Himself
2011 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Guest star Performed at Walt Disney World Resort
2011 The X Factor (United Kingdom) Performer Series 8, week 9
2011 The X Factor (USA) Performer Season 1, Week 9, Final
2012 Punk’d Punker TV series (1 episode: “Taylor SwiftRob DyrdekSean Kingston“)
2012 Ridiculousness Himself Season 2, episode 1
2012 Dancing with the Stars Performer Week 1 Result Show
2012 Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off 2012 Guest
2013 Saturday Night Live Himself Host and musical guest Season 38, Episode 13 (February 9, 2013)
2013 The Simpsons Himself Cameo, voice role


Born Justin Drew Bieber
March 1, 1994 (age 20)
London, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Home town Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Parents Jeremy Jack Bieber
Patricia Mallette
Musical career
Genres PopR&Bteen pop
Instruments Vocalsguitarpiano, drums
Labels IslandTeen IslandRBMG,School Boy

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