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 executive, L.A. Reid.
Bieber released his debut EP, My 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 album, My 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, 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
|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||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|
|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||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|
|2011||Khloé & Lamar||Himself (uncredited)||TV series (1 episode: “The Father in Law“)|
|2011||Dancing with the Stars||Performer||Week 7 Result Show|
|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 Swift, Rob Dyrdek, Sean 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
London, Ontario, Canada
|Home town||Stratford, Ontario, Canada|
|Parents||Jeremy Jack Bieber
|Genres||Pop, R&B, teen pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, drums|
|Labels||Island, Teen Island, RBMG,School Boy|