Justin Bieber used to be an ordinary Canadian boy, but his life totally changed in the year 2008. With his great musical talent, this seventeen year old boy has released an EP and an album and has become a superstar in the music industry. Reading Justin's biography is always interesting since this Canadian boy has gone through a great journey to success.
Before Justin Became Famous
Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 in Stratford, Ontario and was raised by his single mother. Bieber learned to play musical instruments like the drums and guitar when he was very young. In 2007, he participated in a local singing competition in his hometown called Stratford Idol, and he only did it just for fun. He never took singing lessons before but surprisingly he placed second in the competition. Then, with the help of his mother, he uploaded videos of him singing on YouTube and they successfully attracted the attention of thousands of viewers. His videos got popular through word of mouth and some of them have received up to 10,000,000 views.
Meeting Scooter Braun and Scoring a Record Deal
Justin Bieber would have never gotten a career in the music business without his YouTube videos. Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive of So So Def Recordings, had watched Bieber's videos and he was impressed by the boy's talent. Braun then contacted Bieber and he flew the boy into Atlanta seven months after the first YouTube video was posted. Bieber showed his talent in singing as well as his ability in playing musical instruments. He also met with Usher in Atlanta but this famous singer didn't know that Bieber has a great talent in music. But after watching the videos, he realized that the boy had a great chance to be a superstar in the future. He contacted Bieber and finally signed him under his joint venture with Scooter Braun.
In 2009, Justin Bieber released his first single "One Time" while he was still recording the debut album. The single "One Time" was produced by Tricky and it tells a story about puppy love. This song gained success not only in Canada and US, but also in the international market. Then, he released his debut album "My World 2.0" in 2010 and the song "Baby" became the lead single. The song also features the rapper Ludacris and this collaboration successfully entered the Top Ten Charts in seven countries. In June 2010, he started his first world tour in Hartford, Connecticut. A month later, he started recording his second album which will be released in 2011.
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