Award-winning singer Justin Drew Bieber is well-known for his hit songs that topped the charts. Began his career through YouTube, he sparked a global craze in 2009 with catchy pop songs. He consistently released songs since then and made a big breakthrough.
The Canadian pop star was born on March 1, 1994 in Ontario, Canada and raised by a single mother. He has been introduced to music since he was young and played several music instruments. Bieber competed in a local singing contest with NeYo’s song and won the 2nd place.
His mother, Pattie Mallette, uploaded his performance video to YouTube and started getting much attention. She also regularly posted some videos of Bieber singing to R&B songs. A talent agent Scooter Braun then found Bieber, made him did an audition with Usher, and later signed a record deal in 2008. Justin Bieber went from an unknown teenager to a popular superstar.
Bieber made a debut with One Time, a love song which included in his R&B-pop EP “My World” in 2009. His songs and visual soon attracted countless teenage girls, made him rose to fame. The album successfully sold more than one million copies and the debut single went platinum. Bieber was the first solo artist that reached the Top 40 before the album released with four singles.
In 2010, he released a full-length album My World 2.0 that later topped the Billboard album chart. One of his singles, “Baby”, gained millions of views in YouTube and raised his popularity through media exposure. He also released a documentary film “Never Say Never” in the following year. Bieber continuously launched albums which made him recognized as a world class superstar.
In 2015, the first three singles from the album Purpose peaked the Billboard Hot 100. The success followed with “Where Are Ü Now” that made Bieber won the prestigious 2016 Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording. He broke the record for the hit song “Despacito” which became the most-watched video in YouTube in 2017. His achievements were made him listed in “Top Ten Most Powerful Celebrities in the World” by Forbes. He is one of the world’s best-selling artist by successfully sold 140 million records.
Having a successful career, it was no surprise that Justin Bieber’s personal life was put on the spotlight. In 2010, he reportedly started dating a singer Selena Gomez and ended in 2012, but there were rumors saying the couple was on-and-off. Around the summer in 2018, Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were spotted together a couple times. They reportedly engaged on July and registered their marriage two months later. The couple held a larger ceremony in the following year.
During the beginning of his career, Bieber survived a scandal from a woman that claimed Bieber as her child’s father in 2011. He also involved in vandalism scandal and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. After several scandals, Bieber managed his behavior as he matured. In 2019, he revealed that he had been battling depression.