Justin Bieber
Canadian singer
Justin Bieber
Not to be confused with Justin Beaver. Justin Bieber File:Justin Bieber NRJ Music Awards 2012.
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Justin Bieber under investigation for reported headbutting attack
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The "Sorry" singer may have a lot of explaining to do.
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Grammys 2017: Complete list of winners and nominees
LATimes - 7 days
The Grammy Awards have wrapped up at Staples Center, where Adele went home with five awards, including song, record and album of the year.  The other artists competing in the album of the year category were Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake and Sturgill Simpson.  Many awards were announced before the...
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The Grammys Red Carpet 2017
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Check out what Adele, Ro James, Tinashe and more wore on the music industry’s biggest night. Updating with expected nominees like Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Rihanna.
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The Grammys May Not Be Hip, But For These Nominees, The Awards Still Matter
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In a year when the likes of Frank Ocean and Justin Bieber have dismissed the awards show as irrelevant, Mandalit del Barco speaks to a few artists for whom a Grammy win remains a very big deal. (Image credit: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
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Police Threaten Drunk Drivers With Justin Bieber Super Bowl Ad
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7 Astonishing Facts About YouTube That You've Never Heard
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YouTube is huge and immensely popular among global viewers. You definitely don't have any idea that the video content uploaded to YouTube every two months or 60 days is more content than the three U.S. major television networks created in 60 years. Well, we bet you didn't know about this. There are tons of such astounding facts that you don't know. Today it has grown into such a vast dimension that YouTube now has tutorials, reviews, videos, music videos, skits, etc. It has content so massive that it is enough to satiate the entertainment needs of anyone. The average YouTuber spends 15 to 25 minutes a day on the site, but this is not the only surprising thing you will learn today. We have researched some very interesting facts and figures that will make you say, "Wow... I didn't know that!" Let's enhance your general knowledge about YouTube so that you can tell it to others and surprise them: 1. YouTube Was the Idea of Former PayPal Employees Well, if PayPal had any idea ...
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Justin Bieber's 'oddly delightful' Super Bowl ad
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T-Mobile may have just pulled off a bigger trick than getting you to switch your phone service: thanks to their Super Bowl commercial, people are praising Justin Bieber.
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With an album of the year nod for Sturgill Simpson, Grammys put the spotlight on surging Americana genre
LATimes - 17 days
When the 2017 Grammy Award nominations were unveiled in December, a lot of fans had one question after perusing the names in the album-of-the-year field:  Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber and Sturgill Simpson. Sturgill who? The nod to the latest work from the Kentucky-born singer and songwriter...
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Grammys Executive Producer Responds to Boycott Rumors
ABC News - 18 days
Justin Bieber may be there after all.
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Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Drake reportedly skipping the Grammys
Fox News - 19 days
Three of the biggest names in music are reportedly skipping their biggest night in Hollywood—the Grammy’s.
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What's Leaving Netflix In February 2017?
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“Clueless” and “There Will Be Blood” probably don’t get mentioned too often in the same sentence. Who knows why? We’re sorry that it’s finally happening under such terrible circumstances. Both of those titles, as well as “Save the Last Dance,” ”Mission Impossible: III,” “Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year” and a bunch of others are getting the boot from Netflix in February.  We’d call it an “Inconvenient Truth,” except that title is being taken from Netflix, too! It’s OK, y’all. Just keep your cool and remember what Justin Bieber says: “Believe.” Oh, wait. Now “Justin Bieber’s Believe” is going as well! Is it too late now to say sorry?  Here’s the rest of the list:  Feb. 1 “A.C.O.D.” ”An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky” ”An Inconvenient Truth” ”Ashby” ”Black Hawk Down” ”Bratz: Babyz: The Movie” ”Bratz: Super Babyz” ”Charlotte’s Web 2: Wilbur’s Great Adventure Clerks” ”Elizabeth” ”Extract” ”Failu ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Justin Bieber
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 21
    As of 2016, Bieber has received fourteen titles in the Guinness World Records, which include eight that were achieved from the success of his album Purpose and was featured in the 2017 Edition.
    More Details Hide Details These records included the most streamed track on Spotify in one week, the most streamed album on Spotify in one week, the most simultaneous tracks on the United States singles chart, the most simultaneous new entries in the Hot 100 by a solo artist, the first act to occupy all top three positions simultaneously on the United Kingdom singles chart, the most followers on Twitter by a male, the most viewed music channel on YouTube by an individual, and the most subscribers on YouTube for a musician by a male.
    In 2016, Bieber began dating Sofia Richie.
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    On July 22, 2016, Bieber released a new single with Major Lazer and MØ titled "Cold Water".
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at number two, on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bieber's third number-two debut on the chart, passing Mariah Carey's record to become the artist with the most number-two debuts; he also leads with the most top-two debuts at five. Bieber's music is generally pop, while he also incorporates elements of R&B. Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone asserted that the content of his music was "offering a gentle introduction to the mysteries and heartaches of adolescence: songs flushed with romance but notably free of sex itself." Bieber has cited The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Boyz II Men and Usher as his musical inspirations. Bieber stated My World 2. was influenced by Timberlake.
    On February 12, 2016, Bieber's first four albums were released on vinyl for the first time.
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    After eight non-consecutive weeks at number two, on the week charting January 23, 2016, "Sorry" climbed to the top spot of the chart and became Bieber's second number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
    More Details Hide Details The third single from Purpose, "Love Yourself" also peaked at number one in the US, making Bieber the first male artist in almost a decade to have three number-ones from an album since Justin Timberlake last did it with his album FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006/2007. "Company" was announced as the fourth single on March 8, 2016.
    In his career, he has received three Grammy nominations, winning one for Best Dance Recording for the song "Where Are Ü Now" at the 2016 ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details His fan base, dubbed "beliebers", largely consists of early to mid-adolescent girls. He has been listed four times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Bieber also became the first artist to surpass 10 billion total video views on Vevo.
  • 2015
    Age 20
    On November 13, 2015, the release of Purpose marked his sixth album to debut at number one.
    More Details Hide Details He also became the first artist, since Elvis in 2005, to replace his own song as number one on the United Kingdon singles chart.
    Purpose was released on November 13, 2015 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Bieber's sixth album to debut at the top of that chart.
    More Details Hide Details It was the fourth best-selling album of 2015 with worldwide sales of 3.1 million copies. As of June 2016, it had sold 4.5 million copies globally. On November 11, 2015, Bieber announced he will embark on the Purpose Tour. The tour started in Seattle, Washington on March 9, 2016.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2014
    Age 19
    In June 2014, a video emerged of a 15-year-old Bieber telling a joke about black people, which used the word "nigger" multiple times.
    More Details Hide Details In the same month, a second video showed a 14-year-old Bieber giggling as he croons his song "One Less Lonely Girl", but parodying the main lyric as "One less lonely nigger", and stating that if he were to kill one, he would be "part of the KKK". He apologized the day the latter was released: "Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with." Throughout his career, Bieber has sold an estimated 100 million records, making him the best-selling male Canadian artist and one of the world’s best-selling music artists. On November 23, 2012, Bieber was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. This award honors his significant contributions and achievements and took place in the city of Ottawa. In 2013, Bieber received a Diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to recognize his single "Baby" as the highest-certified digital song of all time. Bieber has earned three Grammy nominations (including one win), two Brit awards, four NRJ Music Award nominations (including three wins), thirteen Billboard Music Awards, and numerous fan voted accolades which include eight American Music Awards and twenty Teen Choice Awards. He also has won eighteen MTV Europe Music Awards, which is the most awards received by a single artist to date.
    In November 2014, he was ordered to appear in Argentina within 60 days by a Buenos Aires court to give testimony on an alleged assault on a photographer on November 9, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details When he failed to do so, an arrest warrant was issued and two of his bodyguards were released in Argentina in April 2015.
    On September 1, 2014, Bieber was arrested and charged with assault and dangerous driving near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario after a collision between a minivan and Bieber's all-terrain vehicle on August 29.
    More Details Hide Details Ontario police said that he then "engaged in a physical altercation" with an occupant of the minivan. He was released shortly and his lawyer blamed the incident on "the unwelcome presence of paparazzi". On September 8, Toronto dropped an assault charge against him originally brought up on January 29 for an incident with a limousine driver in December 2013.
    On August 13, 2014, the January DUI case was settled with a plea bargain pleading guilty to resisting an officer without violence, and a lesser charge of driving without due care and attention.
    More Details Hide Details He has been fined with US$500 and sentenced to attend both a 12-hour anger management course, and a program that teaches about the impact of drunken driving on victims. As part of the plea bargain, he has made a US$50,000 contribution to Our Kids, a local children's charity.
    On July 9, 2014, Bieber was charged with one misdemeanour count of vandalism in California for throwing eggs at his Calabasas neighbour's home in January.
    More Details Hide Details Police earlier claimed that they had video footage of him high-fiving friends after the eggs were thrown. With him pleading no contest to the charge, the Los Angeles County Superior Court sentenced him on July 9 to pay US$80,900 in restitution, serve two years' probation, complete twelve weeks of anger management, and five days of community service in what the district attorney termed a negotiated settlement. Since then, he has permanently moved to Beverly Hills, California after the incident.
    On January 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, together with singer Khalil on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license, and resisting arrest without violence.
    More Details Hide Details Police said that Bieber told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana, and taken prescription drugs. He has been released from these charges on a $2,500 bond, and lack of evidence beyond reasonable doubt as dictated in the United States court of law. A toxicology report revealed that Bieber had THC (a principal constituent of cannabis) and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax in his system at the time of his arrest. Following Bieber's arrest on the DUI charge, more than 270,000 persons petitioned the White House seeking to have him deported from the United States. Although the number of signatures received was sufficient to require a response under published White House guidelines; it has been noted that the Obama Administration has declined substantive comment on the petition. Immigration Law expert Harlan York noted that the likeliness of Bieber being deported was extremely slim. York stated, "About a decade ago, the Supreme Court ruled that driving under the influence, typically, is not a basis to deport someone."
    One of his neighbours in Calabasas, California, accused Bieber of throwing eggs at his home on January 9, 2014, and causing thousands of dollars of damage.
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    Bieber had several run-ins with the law around the world before his first arrest in 2014, including when he was accused of reckless driving in his neighbourhood in 2012, and charged in Brazil with vandalism in 2013.
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  • 2013
    Age 18
    His third fragrance, The Key, was launched in July 2013, and his latest fragrance, Justin Bieber Collector's Edition, launched in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Bieber supports Pencils of Promise, a charity founded by Adam Braun, the younger brother of Bieber's manager. The organization builds schools in developing countries, and Bieber became manager for the organization's campaign in Guatemala. He serves as a celebrity spokesman for the organization by running ads for the charity and its campaign "Schools4All". He promises to visit schools that donate the most funds to the organization. He takes part in the charity's fund-raising galas and donates parts of the proceeds from his concerts and Someday line of fragrances, and various merchandising to the charity. He also appears in an animal welfare PSA for PETA encouraging people to volunteer at and adopt from animal shelters instead of buying pets from breeders or pet stores.
    On October 3, 2013, Bieber announced that he would release a new song every Monday for 10 weeks as a lead-up to the film Justin Bieber's Believe, which entered production in May 2012 and was released on December 25, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The film is a follow-up to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, and Jon M. Chu returned to direct. The first song of Music Mondays, "Heartbreaker", was released on October 7. The second song, "All That Matters", was released on October 14, followed by "Hold Tight" on October 21, "Recovery" on October 28, "Bad Day" on November 4, and "All Bad" on November 11. The seventh song, "PYD" featuring R. Kelly, was released on November 18; it was followed by "Roller Coaster" on November 25, and "Change Me" on December 2. The final song, "Confident" featuring Chance the Rapper, was released on December 9, 2013. That same day, it was announced that all 10 tracks will be featured on an upcoming collection called Journals. It reportedly featured five additional unreleased songs, a music video for "All That Matters", and a trailer for Believe. Journals was only available for purchase via iTunes for a limited time only: from December 23, 2013 to January 9, 2014. The titles of the five new additional songs are: "One Life", "Backpack" featuring Lil Wayne, "What's Hatinin" featuring Future, "Swap It Out", and "Memphis" featuring Big Sean and Diplo. Bieber released a song titled "Home to Mama" featuring Australian singer Cody Simpson in November 2014.
    In mid-August 2013, a remixed duet version of Michael Jackson's previously unreleased song "Slave To The Rhythm", featuring Justin Bieber leaked online.
    More Details Hide Details In response to criticism over this remix, the MJ Estate had not authorized release of this recording, and has since made attempts to remove the song from as many sites and YouTube channels as possible. Later, a song titled "Twerk" by rapper Lil Twist, featuring Bieber as well as Miley Cyrus, also leaked.
    On March 7, 2013, Bieber fainted backstage at London's O2 Arena after complaining of breathing problems throughout his performance and was taken to hospital.
    More Details Hide Details Bieber cancelled his second Lisbon, Portugal concert at the Pavilhão Atlântico, which was to be held on March 12, because of low ticket sales. The concert on March 11 went on.
    Bieber returned to Saturday Night Live as the host and musical guest of February 9, 2013 episode.
    More Details Hide Details His appearance was panned by critics and cast members, including Kate McKinnon, who stated that Bieber was not comfortable with his hosting duties, and Bill Hader, who stated that he did not enjoy the presence of Bieber or his entourage. Hader added that in his eight years on the program, Bieber was the only host who lived up to his reputation.
    In January 2013, it was reported that he was single. Bieber's father, Jeremy Bieber, is a former carpenter and pro-am mixed martial artist. In March 2014, Rolling Stone characterized Jeremy as having "split with Justin's mom when Justin was a toddler, and wasn't always around afterward.
    More Details Hide Details But he has, as of late, accepted a place of honor in his superstar son's entourage".
    In April 2013, the social media analysis company Socialbakers concluded that 16.7 million of Bieber's 37 million Twitter followers are not genuine.
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    Bieber surpassed Lady Gaga for having the most followed person on Twitter in January 2013.
    More Details Hide Details In early November 2013, Katy Perry surpassed him for having the most followers. Bieber was frequently a trending topic on Twitter when the feature first launched because his fans frequently discussed him on the network, and he was named the top trending star on Twitter in 2010; Klout gave his account a score of 100.
    In 2013, Bieber said that he was "very influenced by black culture", but he neither thought "of it as black or white" nor tried to "act or pose in a certain way".
    More Details Hide Details To him, it was "a lifestyle—like a suaveness or a swag". Wax statues of him with his hairstyle from that of his earlier career are on display at the Madame Tussauds wax museums in Amsterdam, London, and New York City. Bieber is often featured in teen magazines, such as Tiger Beat, and has been labelled as a "teen heartthrob". In 2010, he was frequently criticized for looking and sounding younger than his age, and the following year for an androgynous appearance, which had been commonly noted in the media, including his appearance on the cover of LOVE magazine's androgyny issue in 2011. His teen-pop music, image (especially as a heartthrob to young teenage girls), and the media attention he receives have additionally been criticized. He has been a target of Internet bloggers and message board posters, especially users of the Internet message board 4chan and of YouTube. Nick Collins of The Daily Telegraph said that "Bieber's character appears to strike a particularly sour note with his Internet critics" who have questioned his manner of speech, among other things.
  • 2012
    Age 17
    On December 14, 2012, Bieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he announced plans to release an acoustic album titled Believe Acoustic, which was released on January 29, 2013.
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    His third studio album, Believe was released on June 19, 2012, by Island Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album marks a musical departure from the teen pop sound of his previous releases, and incorporates elements of dance-pop and R&B genres. Intent on developing a more "mature" sound, Bieber collaborated with a wide range of urban producers for the release as well as some long-time collaborators, including Darkchild, Hit-Boy, Diplo, and Max Martin. Entertainment Weekly praised Bieber's musical shift, calling the album both a "reinvention and a reintroduction". Rolling Stone noted the deeper voice and more "intense" beats found on the album, although it lampooned one of his euphemisms for newfound sexual maturity ("If you spread your wings, you can fly away with me"). Believe debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming his fourth number-one album. The album sold 57,000 copies in its first week in Canada, debuting atop the Canadian Albums Chart.
    The following week, Bieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to announce that the first single would be called "Boyfriend" and would be released on March 26, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The song debuted at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, selling a total of 521,000 digital units, the second-highest-ever debut digital sales week. Bill Werde of Billboard noted that it failed to debut at number one because the digital download of the track was available only through iTunes Store, "restricting the buying option for those that do not frequent the Apple retail store". "Boyfriend" became Bieber's first single ever to reach the top position on the Canadian Hot 100 by debuting at number one and staying on for one week.
  • 2011
    Age 16
    He launched his debut fragrance, Someday, in 2011; it grossed more than three million US dollars in sales, at Macy's, in just under three weeks, which industry experts regard as a successful celebrity-led launch.
    More Details Hide Details On the heels of that 2011 best-seller, he launched his second fragrance, Girlfriend, in June 2012.
    After initially singing in his adolescent voice since his debut, he began to experience changes during a performance of “Pray” at the 2011 American music awards as a result of puberty.
    More Details Hide Details He started to receive vocal conditioning from vocal coach Jan Smith, until fully transitioning into his new adult voice. The Guardians Sean Michaels described it as "the biggest threat to his career" at the time. In a review of his Purpose album, Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph complimented his "soft, supple and seductive singing". Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian also praised Bieber’s "affectedly breathy voice", but insisted in the same sentence that "the voice soon palls" after listening to the whole album. Usher commented that while he and Bieber were both signed at the same age, "I had the chance to ramp up my success, where this has happened to Bieber abruptly". As a result, Usher, Braun, Bieber's bodyguard, and other adults surrounding Bieber constantly coach him on handling fame and his public image. After signing Bieber, Usher appointed one of his former assistants, Ryan Good, to be Bieber's road manager and stylist. Good, once nicknamed Bieber's "swagger coach", created a "streetwise look" for the singer which consisted of baseball caps, hoodies, dog chains, and flashy sneakers. Amy Kaufman of The Los Angeles Times comments, "Though a product of a middle-class suburban upbringing in Stratford, Ontario, Bieber's manner of dress and speech ('Wassup man, how you doin'?' or 'It's like, you know, whateva' ') suggest he's mimicking his favourite rappers."
    He released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
    More Details Hide Details Bieber released his third studio album, Believe, in 2012. His fourth studio album Purpose was released in November 2015. His U.S. album and singles sales total 44.7 million. He has sold an estimated 100 million records, making him the best-selling male Canadian artist and one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
    In late 2011, Bieber began recording his third studio album, entitled Believe.
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    On November 1, 2011, Bieber released the Christmas-themed Under the Mistletoe, his second studio album.
    More Details Hide Details It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 copies in its first week of release.
    In June 2011, Bieber was ranked #2 on the Forbes list of Best-Paid Celebrities under 30.
    More Details Hide Details He is the youngest star, and 1 of 7 musicians on the list, having raked in $53 million in a 12-month period.
    The film is accompanied by his second remix album, Never Say Never – The Remixes, released February 14, 2011, and features remixes of songs from his debut album, with guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, and Kanye West, among others.
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    A 3-D part-biopic, part-concert film starring Bieber entitled Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, was released on February 11, 2011, directed by Step Up 3D director Jon Chu.
    More Details Hide Details It topped the box office with an estimated gross of $12.4 million on its opening day from 3,105 theatres. It grossed $30.3 million for the weekend and was narrowly beaten by the romantic comedy Just Go with It, which grossed $31 million. Never Say Never reportedly exceeded industry expectations, nearly matching the $31.1 million grossed by Miley Cyrus's 2008 3-D concert film, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, which holds the record for the top debut for a music-documentary. Never Say Never grossed a total of $98,441,954 worldwide.
    Bieber was also in a subsequent episode which aired on February 17, 2011, in which his character is killed.
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  • 2010
    Age 15
    In December 2010, he was in a relationship with Selena Gomez.
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    It was released on November 26, 2010 in the United States and featured acoustic versions of songs from his previous albums, and accompanied the release of a new song titled "Pray".
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
    Bieber announced in October 2010 that he would be releasing an acoustic album, called My Worlds Acoustic.
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    Bieber performed a medley of "U Smile", "Baby", and "Somebody to Love" and briefly played the drums at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010.
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    Bieber guest-starred in the season premiere of the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which aired on September 23, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He played a "troubled teen who is faced with a difficult decision regarding his only brother", who is also a serial bomber.
    In Bieber's second album, because of puberty, his voice was deeper than it was in his first album. In April 2010, the singer discussing his vocals remarked, "It cracks.
    More Details Hide Details Like every teenage boy, I'm dealing with it and I have the best vocal coach in the world. Some of the notes I hit on "Baby" I can't hit any more. We have to lower the key when I sing live."
    In September 2010, it was reported that Bieber accounted for three per cent of all traffic on Twitter, according to an employee of the social-networking site.
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    In July 2010, it was reported that Bieber was the most searched for celebrity on the Internet.
    More Details Hide Details That same month his music video for "Baby", surpassed Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" to become the most viewed, and also the most disliked YouTube video ever. However, Taylor Swift's Blank Space surpassed its number of views in 2015.
    On June 23, 2010, Bieber went on his first official headlining tour, the My World Tour, starting in Hartford, Connecticut, to promote My World and My World 2..
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    The following single from My World 2., "Somebody to Love", was released in April 2010, and a remix was released featuring Bieber's mentor Usher.
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    On July 4, 2010, Bieber performed at the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City.
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    On April 10, 2010, Bieber was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
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    To promote the album, Bieber appeared on several live programs including The View, the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards, Nightline, Late Show with David Letterman, The Dome and 106 & Park.
    More Details Hide Details Sean Kingston appeared on the album's next single, "Eenie Meenie". The song reached the top ten in the United Kingdom and Australia, and the top-twenty of most other markets.
    In January 2010, "Baby", was released from his debut album, My World 2..
    More Details Hide Details The song featured Ludacris, and became an international hit. It charted at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaked at number three on the Canadian Hot 100 and reached the top ten in several international markets. Two promo singles "Never Let You Go", and "U Smile" were top thirty hits on the US Hot 100, and top twenty hits in Canada. According to review aggregator Metacritic, the album has received generally favourable reviews. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, making Bieber the youngest solo male act to top the chart since Stevie Wonder in 1963. My World 2. also debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, Irish Albums Chart, Australian Albums Chart, and the New Zealand Albums Chart and reached the top ten of fifteen other countries.
    Bieber was a presenter at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He was invited to be a vocalist for the remake of "We Are the World" (a song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie) for its 25th anniversary to benefit Haiti after the earthquake. Bieber sings the opening line, which was sung by Lionel Richie in the original version. On March 12, 2010, a version of K'naan's "Wavin' Flag", recorded by a collective of Canadian musicians known as Young Artists for Haiti, was released. Bieber is featured in the song, performing the closing lines.
  • 2009
    Age 14
    Bieber was also one of the performers for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, on December 31, 2009.
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    Bieber performed Ron Miller and Bryan Wells's "Someday at Christmas" for US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House for Christmas in Washington, which aired on December 20, 2009 on US television broadcaster TNT.
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    Bieber also guest starred in an episode of True Jackson, VP in late 2009.
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    His first release, an extended play entitled My World, was released on November 17, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The album's second single, "One Less Lonely Girl", and two promo singles, "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl", were released exclusively on the iTunes Store and charted within the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. "One Less Lonely Girl" was later also released to radio and peaked within the top 20 in Canada and the US, and was certified gold in the latter. My World was eventually certified platinum in the US and double platinum in both Canada and the United Kingdom. To promote the album, Bieber performed on several live shows such as mtvU's VMA 09 Tour, European program The Dome, YTV's The Next Star, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Lopez Tonight, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, It's On with Alexa Chung, Good Morning America, Chelsea Lately, and BET's 106 & Park.
  • 2008
    Age 13
    Braun became Bieber's manager in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Bieber's first single, "One Time", was released to radio while Bieber was still recording his debut album. The song reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 during its first week of release in July 2009 and later peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. During fall 2009, it had success in international markets. The song was certified platinum in Canada and the US and gold in Australia and New Zealand.
    Reid signed Bieber to Island Records in October 2008 (resulting in a joint venture between RBMG and Island Records) and appointed Hicks as executive Vice-President of Def Jam, where he could manage Bieber's career at the label.
    More Details Hide Details Bieber then moved to Atlanta with his mother to pursue further work with Braun and Usher.
    After a talent manager discovered him through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008 and signed to RBMG, Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in late 2009.
    More Details Hide Details It was certified platinum in the U.S. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2., in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and was certified triple platinum in the U.S. It was preceded by his most successful single to date, "Baby". Following his debut album, he had his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, released the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes—and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
  • 2007
    Age 12
    When searching for videos of a different singer, Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive of So So Def Recordings, clicked on one of Bieber's 2007 videos by accident.
    More Details Hide Details Impressed, Braun tracked down the theatre Bieber was performing in, located Bieber's school, and finally contacted Mallette, who was reluctant because of Braun's Judaism. She remembered praying, "God, I gave him to you. You could send me a Christian man, a Christian label!", and, "God, you don't want this Jewish kid to be Justin's man, do you?" However, church elders convinced her to let Bieber go with Braun. At 13, Bieber went to Atlanta, Georgia, with Braun to record demo tapes. Bieber began singing for Usher one week later. Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher. Justin Timberlake was also reportedly in the running to sign Bieber but lost the bidding war to Usher. Usher then sought assistance in finding a label home for the artist from then manager Chris Hicks, who helped engineer an audition with his contact L.A. Reid of The Island Def Jam Music Group.
    In early 2007, aged 12, Bieber sang Ne-Yo's "So Sick" for a local singing competition in Stratford and was placed second.
    More Details Hide Details Mallette posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see. She continued to upload videos of Bieber singing covers of various R&B songs, and Bieber's popularity on the site grew.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1994
    Born
    Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, at St Joseph's Hospital, and was raised in Stratford, Ontario.
    More Details Hide Details He is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia "Pattie" Mallette. Bieber's parents were never married. Pattie raised her son with the help of her mother, Diane, and stepfather, Bruce. His mother is of French-Canadian descent; his paternal great-grandfather was of German ancestry, and his other roots are English and Irish. He has also stated that he believes that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry. Through Jeremy, Bieber has two younger half-siblings, Jazmyn (born 2009) and Jaxon (born 2010). Pattie worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a single mother in low-income housing. Bieber has maintained contact with his father. Bieber attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford, the Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School. Growing up, he learned to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. He graduated from high school in Stratford, Ontario, the St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in 2012 with a 4. GPA.
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