Justin Drew Bieber (born on 1 Mar 1994) is a Canadian singer and songwriter and was discovered through his YouTube Channel featuring his songs in 2008. The talent manager, Usher quickly signed him to RBMG where he released his debut EP, ‘My World’ that was certified Platinum in the US in late 2009. This release made him the first artist ever to have a debut record with seven songs appearing on the Billboard Hot 100. He later released his first album studio, ‘My World 2.0’ in 2010 that was certified triple Platinum in the US and almost debuted number in several other countries; the album contained the hit single ‘Baby’.
Born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to a single mother, Justine Bieber took part in a local youth talent competition at where became second best that catapulted him to a YouTube trend at a tender age. His debut album in 2009 was a true overnight success that transformed him into a budding superstar all in two years recording big time deals. He was mainly inspired by artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Ne-Yo.
‘My World’ Album in 2009 sold more than 137,000 copies in a span of one week, and in April 2012, he released the hit single ‘Boyfriend’. After a series of scandalous lifestyle and controversy, the artist made a come back in 2015. After a well-known advertisement Calvin Klein featured Justine Bieber, he made the collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo ‘Where Are U Now” hitting summer Top 10, as well as becoming his first #1 single and Grammy. His second and third studio albums, ‘Under the Mistletoe’ and ‘Believe’ in 2011 and 2012 respectively performed well on the charts, while in November 2015 he released his fourth studio album ’Purpose’ containing the hit singles ‘What Do You Mean’, ‘Love Yourself’, and ‘Sorry’.
He implemented a promotional tour for the album ‘Purpose’ carried by the hit single ‘What Do You Mean’ that running at #1, providing the artist with the opportunity to both a first chart topper and a first no. 1 debut. Justin Bieber made history by being among the first artists ever to release at least a pair of hits that virally become powerful and popular enough to stand a place on the Hot 100. Apart from Mariah Carey who has managed two singles debuting at number one in the same year.
Justine Bieber’s estimated sales in the US for his albums and singles total 44.7 million, and he has sold copies over 100 million. He has since been considered as among the world’s top ten most popular and powerful celebrities in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Forbes Magazine has listed him four times as the top 10 Most Powerful Celebrities, as well as becoming the first artists to go beyond 10 billion total video views. Since he started his musical career, he has won the American Music Award for artist of the year both in 2010 and 2012. The Grammy Award he won in 2016 ceremony was for Best Dance Recording for the hit song ‘Where Are U Now’.