Justin Bieber: An Entertainment Phenomenon
Popularly known as Justin Bieber, Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. This celebrity has achieved great success at a very young age. He has won many awards and has fans all over the world.
Justin Bieber was born in London, Ontario, on 1st March 1994. Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia Mallette are his parents. Justin Bieber’s paternal grandfather was German. His mother’s ancestry is French Canadian. His parents never married but are committed to their son’s well-being.
Patricia Mallette was just 17 years when she became pregnant. Many people around her pushed her for abortion, but she refused. She took up odd jobs and raised her son as a single mother in a small home. Patricia’s memoirs “Nowhere but up” is definitely worth a read. She has shared her struggles in this book.
Jeremy Jack Bieber married another woman and has two children. However, Justin Bieber is in touch with his father. He was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He believes that he has some Aboriginal Canadian ancestry. He studied in Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School.
Justin Bieber was born in London, Ontario
Justin Bieber was born in London, Ontario.
Justin Bieber was active in school. He played soccer, chess and hockey. Even though he loved music from a very young age, he kept his music aspirations to himself. He learnt to play guitar, trumpet, drums and piano all by himself at a very young age.
When he was a 12 year old, he sang Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” at a singing competition in Stratford. He got second prize. His mother posted videos of his performances on YouTube. She is the main reason for Justin Bieber’s immense popularity on YouTube.
Scooter Braun, an American talent manager, discovered Justin Bieber accidentally while he was searching for another singer. When Braun contacted his mother, she was reluctant to allow her son to be associated with him as he was a Jew. Later she agreed after consulting with the elders of her church.
Braun took Justin Bieber to Atlanta, Georgia when he was only 13 years of age. The immensely talented kid sang for R&B singer songwriter Usher just one week after arriving at Atlanta.
RBMG, a joint venture between Usher and Braun, signed Justin Bieber. Antonio Reid signed him to Island Records in October 2008. Justin Bieber’s mother moved to Atlanta temporarily and Braun became his manager.
“One Time” was Justin Bieber’s first single. It was played on radio while his debut album was being recorded. His debut single reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 during its very first week of release; and went on to reach number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Justin Bieber was became an international celebrity by the end of the year 2009, thanks largely to his videos on YouTube. “One Time” was certified Platinum in the United States of America and Canada; and Gold in Australia and New Zealand.
His first release was an extended play titled “My World”. Singles in this album, “Love Me”, “Favorite Girl” and “One Less Lonely Girl” were all hits. The album was certified Platinum in the USA and Double Platinum in the UK and Canada.
Justin Bieber promoted the album “My World” extensively by performing in many live shows. He performed Stevie Wonder’s “Someday at Christmas” for Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America.
Justin Bieber was a presenter at the 52nd Grammy Awards in the year 2010. He sang the opening line of the remake of “We are the World”, a song created by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie. The performance was to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The funds were donated to the victims of Haiti earthquake.
My World 2.0 is the later part of the two part debut studio album of Justin Bieber. “Baby”, a single in this album, became and international hit. It reached the top 10 in many international markets.
The album debuted at number one in the US Billboard 200 making this genius the youngest solo male to top the chart since the great Steve Wonder in 1963. It also debuted at number one on the Canadian, Irish, Australian and New Zealand Albums Chart.
Justin Bieber promoted the album by appearing on various live shows like Late Show with David Letterman. While recording his second album, his voice became deep as a result of puberty. Around this time he also starred in CSI.
“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” was released in February 2011. This 3-D biopic was directed by Jon Chu. It did very well in the box office, exceeding expectations. It grossed $30.3 million for the weekend.
Forbes ranked Justin Bieber number 2 in its list of best paid celebrities under 30. In fact he is the youngest star to have earned $53 million in 12 month period. Many of Justin Bieber’s singles have been hits at iTune’s Store.
Justin Bieber’s third studio album “Believe” was released in 2012 by Island Records. You will find elements of dance pop and R&B genres in this album. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Justin Bieber undertook “Believe Tour” to promote the album. He released “Believe Acoustic” in January 2013. Justin Bieber is planning to act in more movies. His fans are looking forward to them.
Justin Bieber is a teen heartthrob. He has made the most of the internet to further his career. He has become rich and famous at a very young age. People around him like Braun, Kenny and Usher constantly coach him on how to handle fame.
Justin Bieber was honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the prime minister of Canada Stephen Harper in November 2012. He won “Artist of the Year” award at the American Music Awards in 2010 and 2012.
The press calls him Tiger Beat. You will find his wax statues at Madame Tussauds wax museums in London, New York and Amsterdam. Some of his fans call themselves Beliebers. Justin Beiber has been criticized by some for looking and sounding younger than his age.
Justin Bieber wax statue
Justin Bieber won his first Grammy (58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016) after three nominations for "Where Are Ü Now," his 2015 single. The song won the best dance recording category.
Two sides of Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is an artist with a heart. He has worked with PETA and encourages his fans to volunteer at and adopt from animal shelters instead of visiting pet stores. He adopted a papillon and named it Sam.
Justin Bieber is a believer. He is a Christian and believes in Jesus Christ. He said once, “He’s the reason I’m here”. He upholds high valued. When asked about sex, he said, “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them”. He is against abortion.
Regarding orientation, he says, “It is everyone’s own decision”. He has contributed to a cause that works to prevent suicides among LGBT youth. He is not keen on taking up US citizenship as he does not believer in its healthcare system. According to him Canadian healthcare system is the best in the world.
Like any other celebrity, Justin Bieber is under constant media scrutiny. He made an obscene gesture to a photographer during his 17th year birthday celebrations. He apologized later on Twitter.
He was pulled over for over speeding on July 2012 in San Fernando Valley. He claimed that he was trying to lose a team of photographers. In March 2013, he was involved in an altercation with a photographer in London. He also used profane language. Later he blamed the incident on a rough week.
In April 2013, Justin Bieber visited Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. In the museum's guest book, he wrote, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber." Some people attributed this comment to his innocence, but other condemned him.
Justin Bieber is an immensely talented person who has achieved great heights at a very young age. His music is entertaining many people all over the world. Hope he continues to entertain his fans and takes good care of himself.
Artist with a heart!
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I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.— Justin Bieber