Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter and pop star who was first discovered by a record executive on accident. Since then, Justin Bieber has become one of the most commercially successful artists in the world with more than 150 billion records sold. In addition, he had won dozens of awards for his work. Justin is married to Hailey Baldwin, now Hailey Bieber.
Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 in Ontario, Canada to parents Jeremy and Pattie. Justin has three younger half-siblings on his father’s side and one step sister.
Justin Bieber grew up attending a French-language immersion school and learned how to play the piano, drums, trumpet and guitar.
He first started to get popular when he sang Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” for a local singing competition in 2007 at the yung age of 12 and placed second. His mother uploaded the video for family and friends, and kept uploading videos of Justin singing covers of songs, and slowly he grew in popularity.
As of September 2021, Justin has more than 113.9 million Twitter followers, 194 million followers on Instagram, 90 million followers on Facebook, 22.4 million followers on TikTok and 65 million subscribers on YouTube.
Justin Bieber was discovered when Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive for So So Def Recordings, watched one of Bieber’s YouTube covers on accident. Scooter was so impressed that he went to see Bieber at one of the schools he was performing at, and contacted his mother. At 13 years old, Justin went to Atlanta to record demos and started singing with Usher one week later.
In 2008, Justin signed to RBMG Records and released his debut EP, “My World.” In 2009, he became the first artist to have seven of his songs from his debut to hit the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2010, Justin Bieber released his first debut album, “My World 2.0.” The album had the hit single “Baby.” With the release of his debut album, Justin became the youngest solo male artist to top the U.S. BIllboard 200 in more than 45 years.
Justin released the 3D biopic concert film “Never Say Never” following his tour and debut album. The fim was a box office hit.
The singer later released “Under the Mistletoe” in 2011 and his next album, “Believe,” in 2012. At this point, Justin had become a teen idol with a massive following. However, Justin had several run-ins with law enforcement as he struggled to grow up in the spotlight and was first arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence and resisting arrest.
Justin took a break away from the spotlight and started to transition more to EDM-syle music and less teen pop music. In 2015, he released his fourth studio album titled “Purpose.” Once released, the album rose through the charts and marked his most commercially successful album to date. Three number one singles were on the album: “What Do You Mean?”, “Sorry” and “Love Yourself.”
The pop star went on to collaborate with several artists and turned out more hit songs, including “Cold Water”, “Let Me Love You”, “Despacito (Remix)”, “I’m the One”, “I Don’t Care” and “10,000 Hours.” All of these collaborations reached the top 5 mark on the charts in the U.S.
Justin took some more time off to focus on his marriage and then turned around and released “Changes” in 2019, his fifth studio album and his seventh chart-topping work in the U.S.
Justin Bieber has had an open personal life and romantic life. From 2010 to 2018, Justin had a public on-and-off-again relationship with fellow singer and actress Selena Gomez. In 2018, Justin got engaged to Hailey Baldwin. The pair had briefly dated before and split, but reconciled in 2018. They married officially in late 2018, but had their ceremony in 2019 with family and friends.
Justin has had great commercial success throughout his career. He has sold more than 150 million records and continues to be one of the world’s best-selling artists.
He has received numerous awards for his work, including a Grammy Award, 15 American Music Awards (AMAs), 20 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, a record-breaking 21 MTV Europe Music Awards. He has also received three MTV Video Music Awards.
Time Magazine named Justin one of the most influential people in the world in 2011 and Forbes included him in their list of the top ten most powerful celebs in the world in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Justin became the first artist to pass more than 10 billion total views on Vevo in 2016.