Justin Bieber, real identity Justin Drew Bieber, is a Canadian musician and teen idol who was born on March 1, 1994 in London, Ontario. Beginning in 2009, his teenage good looks and catchy pop tunes generated a worldwide frenzy.
In Stratford, Ontario, Canada, where he was raised by a single mother, Bieber honed his musical skills on the drums, piano, guitar, and trumpet. He participated in a local singing competition in 2007, finished in second place, and his mother uploaded a video of his performance to YouTube for friends and relatives who couldn’t make it. Later, she posted more novice films where Bieber performed well-known rhythm and blues (R&B) songs and occasionally played acoustic guitar. These videos quickly gained notoriety beyond what they were initially intended to.
The upbeat puppy-love song “One Time” became Bieber’s debut single, which he launched in May 2009. Six months later, he released the seven-track EP My World, which was primarily made up of glitzy pop with R&B influences. His fan base had grown substantially by this point to include endless pubescent females who saw him as their heartthrob, and the album had already sold over a million copies. With the full-length album My World 2.0 (2010), which debuted at the top of the Billboard album list, he repeated the achievement. The album’s initial single, the passionately emotional “Baby,” which features an appearance from rapper Ludacris, peaked at number five on Billboard’s singles list. Several additional songs made the Top 40.
Incidentally, the official “Baby” video became the first on YouTube to surpass 500 million views. Owing to his devotion to social media platforms like Twitter and his regular television appearances, Bieber has acquired widespread fame.
Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story, an autobiographical book, and the CD My Worlds Acoustic, which comprised stripped-down versions of his songs, were both released later in 2010. The next year, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, a documentary with 3-D concert footage intercut, debuted. The following album Never Say Never: The Remixes (2011) and the holiday-themed Under the Mistletoe (2011), both of which peaked at number one in the US and Canada, helping Justin Bieber sustain his prominence.
Bieber unveiled a more mature sound with the successful and popular Believe (2012) and Believe Acoustic (2013) albums, with the breakthrough single “Boyfriend” imitating Justin Timberlake’s suave R&B.
As Justin Bieber grew older, his fame frequently overshadowed his musical talent. He received a lot of tabloid attention due to his sexual relationships (including the one with Selena Gomez) and run-ins with the law. Each of the album Purpose’s debut three singles reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2015, expanding the audience share of his music beyond his youthful fan base.
The Grammy Award-winning electro-pop single “Where Are Ü Now” by Jack Ü featured vocals by Justin Bieber as well in 2015. A number of well-known songs were produced as a result of subsequent musical collaborations. Changes were motivated by Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin’s marriage in 2018 (2020). Justice, his sixth studio album, was made available in 2021.