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How Did Justin Beiber Get Discovered

Updated on July 31, 2010

How Did Justin Bieber Get Discovered

Justin Bieber, the voice behind phenomenal hits such as "Baby" "One Less Lonely Girl" "One Time" and "Favorite Girl", is one of the most famous singing sensations in his generation. As proof to that, he had some of the most successful shows not only in his home country but in other parts of the world. And there were some instances when the crowd goes crazy about him causing stampedes in his concerts. For those of you who do not know Justin Bieber very well, you may be interested about the story behind his success.

Justin Bieber – how he was discovered

Justin Bieber was first seen on YouTube and was discovered by Scooter Braun, now his manager. After that, Braun scheduled a meeting between Justin and Usher. Soon after, Bieber signed under the recording outfit owned by Braun and Usher, Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG).


Justin Bieber and his hit songs

In 2009, the very first song Justin Bieber released was "One Time", a hit that landed in the Top 30 charts in over ten countries around the globe. Then in November 17, 2009 his debut album "My World" was also launched in the market. This album was certified platinum in the United States and made Bieber even more famous in that there were seven songs from the album that simultaneously landed a spot in the popular Billboard Hot 100.

In January 2010, the hit song "Baby" was also launched. This had the same phenomenal success as that of "One Time". Two months later, in March 23, 2010, his first full-length album entitled My World 2.0 was also released. This studio release placed Bieber once again on the top spot as it debuted at number one.

Justin Bieber – why is he famous?

These days, we all know that YouTube becomes a venue to showcase our innate talents. Luckily, Justin Bieber had his share of fortune after he had been discovered through this channel. In fact, New York Times' Jan Hoffman said that the YouTube fame for Justin Bieber is something the singer should be proud of in his career. His song "One Time" earned millions of hits in the channel.

Braun also took advantage of the popularity of the video channel in promoting Justin Bieber. Before he even signed up Bieber under RBMG, he asked the artist to record songs and videos and they were all posted via YouTube. Braun even recalled saying that Justin should sing as if there were no other people watching him inside the room.

Justin Bieber – reaching out to fans

Time and again, Justin Bieber believed that he can reach out more to fans by uploading videos via YouTube. His song "One Time" became recognized because of the fact that it was uploaded through the channel. Apart from continuous uploads he made, however, Bieber also opened a Twitter account to be able to interact with his supporters. Now, fans may also access Justin Bieber's performances and other facts about his life via

Justin Bieber and the other people behind his success

Aside from Braun and Usher who started Justin Bieber's career path, there are a number of people this teen sensation should thank. His bodyguard Kenny, his manager and stylist Ryan Good as well as all adults behind him coached Justin when it comes to handling fame, fortune and image.


Justin Bieber and Mom


More interesting facts about Justin Bieber

Apart from following the phenomenal success of his hit songs, Justin Bieber fanatics like you will surely be interested to know more facts about his life. Did you know that he was discovered at the age of 12? Yes, he started that young and five months after signing a contract with Usher and Braun, the video of his song "Baby" earned 178 million views, still via YouTube. Besides this, here are some other facts about Justin Bieber.

  1. His Early Life. He was born Justin Drew Bieber in March 1, 1994 and was raised by his single mother Pattie Mallette who was 18 years old when he had his son. Despite not growing up with his father, Jeremy Bieber, Justin managed to have contact with him.
  2. His Early Inclination with Music. Justin Bieber developed his own interest in music as he grew older. In fact, he taught himself how to play a variety of musical instruments including drums, guitar, trumpet and piano. But it was only in 2007, when he was 12, when Justin started to join competitions in Stratford. By then, he sang Ne-Yo's famous hit "So Sick". Justin Bieber placed second in the aforementioned competition. Mallette uploaded a video of Justin's part in the competition via YouTube specifically for family members and friends. From there, she continued uploading songs performed by Justin. Her efforts paid off because since then, Justin became famous not only to close family friends but to other people as well.

  3. Awards he received. Justin Bieber is one of the youngest artists who gained credit to his name. Soon after he was discovered by Braun and Usher, he was given the chance to share his talent to the public. It is undeniable that he was loved by the crowd. Some of his awards for this year alone include: International Video of the Year by a Canadian; UR Fave Video; and UR Fave New Artist. All of these awards were cited for the song "Baby".

  4. Collaborations made with other artists. Justin Bieber continues to share his music with his fans and with other artists as well. As proof to that, he recorded several songs with some of the world's famous artists. He recorded the song 'Somebody to Love Remix' with no less than Usher. He was also part of the new version of 'We are the World' (We are the World 25 for Haiti) which he recorded with various artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion and Pink. He also collaborated with other Young Artists like Nelly Furtado and Avril Lavigne for a remake of K'naan's song Wavin' Flag.

Enjoying music from Justin Bieber

Well, the best thing you can do to enjoy Justin Bieber's music is to download some of his songs online. You simply have to go through reputable sites that offer free music download from the famous teen performer. But of course, aside from that, you may also follow his performances. Catch Justin Bieber at Fort Lauderdale on the first week of August 2010. From there, he will also have a series of shows in the US. You can check show schedules and how to get Justin Bieber tickets online.

Want to become like the famous Justin Bieber?

Well, the secret actually lies on determination and hard work. Plus, you should also find an avenue where you can showcase your talents, that is, aside from YouTube. There are many talent agencies such as MJTalentSearch that can help you in achieving your goals to become a star. MJTalentSearch is just one of the venues that can help you start your stepping stone to fame. If you want to get discovered like Justin Bieber, then MJTalentSearch will be of great help.


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      sesspit 18 months ago

      yeah and I grew up with my parents saying: "you're ugly and you can't sing. don't bother." fuck my life.

      as long as I keep my mouth shut and get on day to day, that's all my parents want hahahah.

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      devesh 4 years ago

      My mind had just blown away by listening your awesome songs.even I too wanna become a grate like you is my dream

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      Jalie 5 years ago

      Hi Justin this is jalie and I love to sing I play pino guter and the dromes and I am 11 years old and I want to be famios singer and ackter and I was wondering if u can make that happen thanks jalie

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      Melissa 5 years ago

      I love u Justin! I like all your songs especially the song called beauty and a beat! I have been trying to contact u! I want to merry u!

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      Gubh 5 years ago


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      foxey 5 years ago

      to all you teenie weenie 12 year olds out there that are not mature yet enough to realize that in another year you will had forgotten all about justin and more on to the next. poor justin. too bad that selena is his baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby cause you teenie weenies will never be. grow up little ones with the statements that you all post like omg im soooooooooo in love with justin. lol lol lol lol

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      linsey 5 years ago

      i love justin so much i mean love and u know i should be discovered to i can sang better than katy perry and she told me i was really good so i sould be discovered like justin was and that would be awsome

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      it doesent matter who i am :) 5 years ago

      Hey hater back off just cause your not a fan doesent mean u have to hate.. im not a fan but hes still very talented but iv been surfing youtube you shoul look up these girl sydney and erica..i admit im a dery judgeing person but they have amazing voices please look them up for me..iv never met them in my life but...i still think they are very tlented like jb

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      Lollie 5 years ago

      omge .. your hella cute ! lol

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      JUSTlN BIEBER 5 years ago

      tania im soeey i cant marry selena is my babes :( sorry theres only 1 me ps beleibe

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      JUSTIN BIEBER 5 years ago

      hey fans, love yo all muah xxx

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      Jaycee 5 years ago

      Hey Justin u should hear me sing i am realy good at it. I would love to be famous like u are.

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      breanna 5 years ago

      Iv always wanted to be famous can you help me please i sing good i love you so much. you are lucky that your famous

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      Jessica 5 years ago

      I am trying to contact u justin u have to here me sing and give me some feed back please

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      tania 6 years ago

      marry me plzzzzzzzzzzz justin :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

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      Hayley 6 years ago

      I love u so much Justin . For my next b- day I'm going to try my hardest to get into one of your concerts

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      Carla 6 years ago

      hey Justin Bieber.

      i want to prove to people that if you believe anything is possible. please help?

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      Sarah 6 years ago

      your pretty cool and stuff i love your music because it is so enspiaring.good luck!

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      nancy 6 years ago

      i love you.


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      Nichole 6 years ago

      You inspire so many young hearts out here in this society that it amazes me. It amazes me how at such a young age you became a famous young artist. My daughter which is 7 would love for you to send her something for her Birthday or come see her on Aug 11 2012 in the crossroads of America which is Terre Haute, In 47807

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      Christian Paqueo 6 years ago

      Hey Justin, THANKS Bro.. Hope someday i'll be like you.. Remember that always and NEVER forget it.. Okay? =D

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      Christian 6 years ago

      Hey Justin, THANKS Bro.. Hope someday i'll be like you.. Remember that always.. Okay?

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      Justin bieber 6 years ago

      ily fans

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      kalianna 6 years ago

      justin bieber is a.m.a.z.i.n.g ! forever & always a beliber ;*

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      lzzy 6 years ago

      i love you

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      Izzy 6 years ago


      MARRY ME

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      Emalee Renda 6 years ago

      I love JUSTIN BIEBER!!! I love his songs and his hair flip

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      justin bieber 6 years ago

      ily fans

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      denisa 6 years ago

      I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER! i wish i met him im only 12 and i will love him forever! love him and i love his new song forever!

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      denisa 6 years ago

      I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER! if justin bieber islooking at this im his number 1# fan! ps im 12 2012 september!

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      Connor 6 years ago

      I feel sick that I'm a 90s kid, this isn't real music, go listen to real music like the Beatles, now they had talent.

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      Angelica 6 years ago

      Hey im Doing a report about you :P Hate your new haircut but love you anyways

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      sumit kumar 6 years ago

      justin bieber i ma big fan

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      gayatri 6 years ago

      i want to see u performing in india in goa

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      keniyah 6 years ago

      i love you

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      leea witte 6 years ago

      I really want to be a famous singer i think i have a great voice and i would love to sing for anyone willing to listen and hopefully make me famous! My facebook is Leea Witte im on everyday and i will respond as soon as i can.

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      dajia 6 years ago

      haye.justin i love your music and enjoy learning more about you i have some talents of my own and willing to show them to you!!!!

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      J.B-love 7 years ago

      I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!HE'S SO HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      toni smith 7 years ago

      jusin beiber is amaazzziiinnnnngg !

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      moe 7 years ago

      Justin Bieber is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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      hatejustin 7 years ago

      he is sounds just like a girl i mean come on he is such a girl im way more manly than him and im a girly girl hes so dispicable i feel sorry for the males cuz hes a male but he should have been a girl the only reason girls swoon at the sight of him is because of how girly he is he knows what us girls are wanting to hear so he gives it to us and in return most girls swoon except me

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      Devyn 7 years ago

      I seriously want to become famouse, Since I was 4!

      Now I'm a tween and want to have a carreer like JB's.

      He is just such an amazing person and I would love to meet him.


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      kk 7 years ago

      i think it's nice he became famous like that.

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      smileymichaela 7 years ago

      wow YH iam 12 years old and i really love to sing,aim trying my best to make my dream come true but somehow i dont know how plz can someone help me to make my dream come true. thnax

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      samantha 7 years ago

      do u like my name im 16 teen 2 my bee day is im september im a vergo and i can make a lot of pple laugh


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