JUSTIN BIEBER FACTS:
Genre: Pop, R&B
Hometown: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Albums: My World (EP) (2009); My World 2.0 (2010)
Awards: 5 Teen Choice Awards
Other: Discovered on YouTube at the age of 13.
As one of the most recognizable recording artists in the world, there are few people out there who haven't heard of Justin Bieber. The young pop star's rise to fame is a surprisingly opportunistic one paved with hard work and a bit of good luck along the way. Bieber, born in Stratford, Ontario, won a series of singing competitions in his hometown and began to post some of his samples on YouTube in the hope of building a fanbase. Luckily for him, Bieber caught the attention of talent agent Scooter Braun, who managed to get Bieber an impromptu audition with pop and hip-hop star Usher. After being very impressed by Bieber's talent, Usher and Island/Def Jam signed him to a recording contract and his career skyrocketed from there.
Bieber's first single, "One Time," proved to be a smashing success in both Canada and the U.S., reaching platinum status and getting additional support by an appearance by Usher in the music video. By the time Bieber's first album, My World, was released, Bieber already had a plethora of fans who helped boost the initial success of the record. The album was technically an EP with only seven songs, but vaulted into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and sold more than 1 million copies. Later, in 2009, Bieber returned with a 10-song version of the album, dubbed My World 2.0, which jumped to the top spot in the Billboard rankings and solidified Bieber's status as a bonafide pop star. An acoustic version of the album, My Worlds Acoustic, was also released and charted well on the pop rankings.
Just when it seemed that Bieber's star couldn't soar any higher, the singer released his highly successful and critically acclaimed documentary, Never Say Never, at the end of 2010. The movie grossed more than $30 million and nearly took the top spot at the box office soon after its release. Following the rise of Bieber through his teen years to his role as a full-fledged entertainer, the movie was released along with Never Say Never: Remixes, featuring a selection of remastered versions of his songs with collaborators like Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and Usher. In late 2011, Bieber made waves on the charts by releasing his first Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, which peaked at No. 2 on the Holiday Songs chart.
In 2012, Bieber outdid himself with his third studio album, Believe, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and yielded the hit single "Boyfriend." The album also featured collaborations with other popular artists like Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Drake and many others. The album's sales were also boosted by the epic BelieveTour, which was one of the highest-grossing tours of 2012 and brought many more "Beliebers" into the fold. Ever since his meteoric rise to fame, Bieber has transformed from teen heartthrob to full-fledged pop star, and with his amazing talent and marketing ability, the young singer has only scratched the surface of his enormous potential.
Justin Bieber 13 13
Blown Away Beat box booming, as I walked to take my seat I had to look twice to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Lights flashed everywhere creating dreamy patterns near the back seats. And right as I took a breath, the amazing sight before me took it away. I could feel the heat of the crowd as they cheered wildly, joy rushing through them. I felt my heart skip a beat as Justin Bieiber came out. The lighting outlined his profile perfectly. I felt my face look in wonder at the breathtaking things unfolding right in front of me. And then one of the most amazing things in my life happened; the purest and most beautiful voice pierced the air. It rang in my ears and imprinted on my memory. I knew at that moment exactly that I was living a dream. I had to soak it up and never forget it because it could be my last time to here HIS voice sing my favorite songs. I couldn't sit down so I stood and stared the whole concert! :D When it was over it felt like my heart sunk to my feet in disappointment. And then the best thing in my life, disappeared. But luckily for me I'll never forget one special moment of that night... September 11, 2010
Best concert ever!!! Justin Bieber is the most sensational person in the whole world. He is so amazing, inspirational, cute, etc... You NEED to go to his concert. It will blow you away. Once you know him, you will be caught with the Bieber Fever. Beware: Bieber Fever never goes away! I have been caught with Bieber fever ever since his first song came out, "One Time," which has been out for about 4 years now. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! :D February 9, 2012
Best day of my life:D I actually thought this website would be fake and rip me off but it wasn't. I got the tickets online then got it mailed to me. I had the best seat's and got to meet justin and scotter:D! February 6, 2013
Never Say Never when i walked in the arena i was happy,excited,speechless,and amazed! i was so numb. when i sat down everyone started cheering and i joined in once he stepped out they got louder hearing him sing my fave songs including never say never!it always made me believe in myself! from that day at his concert till now i will never say never! i love you Justin forever and always!;) April 25, 2011