About Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Biography
Born: March 1, 1994 (age 18), London, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Genres: Pop, R&B, teen pop
Occupations: Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano, percussion, trumpet
Years active: 2009–present
Net worth: US$ 112 million (2011) exploredia.com
Siblings: Jazmyn Bieber, Jaxon Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, and actor. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager.
Braun arranged for him to meet with entertainer Usher Raymond in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive L.A. Reid.
His debut extended play, the seven-track My World, was released in November 2009, and was soon certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bieber’s first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, was released in March 2010. It debuted at or near number-one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States.
It was preceded by the worldwide top-ten single, “Baby”. Bieber followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which nearly tied the record for the biggest opening-weekend gross for a concert-film.
Bieber released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011, when it debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200.
Bieber released his third studio album, Believe, in June 2012, it became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200. Intent on developing a more mature sound, the album is regarded as a musical departure from his previous teen pop sound.
Bieber has received numerous awards, including Artist of the Year at the 2010 American Music Awards, and was nominated for such accolades as Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
With a global fan base, termed as “Beliebers“, and over 20 million followers on Twitter, Bieber was named by Forbes in 2012 as the third-most-powerful celebrity in the world; he had earned an estimated US$55 million in the previous 12 months.
As of May 2012, Bieber has sold 15 million albums. Justin Bieber along with Taylor Swift won top honours at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards.
Did you know that Justin Bieber’s Twitter account (@justinbieber) is the second most popular celebrity account behind that of Lady Gaga?
As I’m writing this (July 11th 2012), Justin has over 24 million followers! His follower acquisition is one new follower every other second.