Justin Bieber Biography
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An old soul is the last thing you would expect to find inside Justin Bieber. But all it takes is one listen to the 15 year-old soul-singing phenomenon to realize that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop peers.
After posting dozens of homemade videos on YouTube in 2007, where the multi-talented Bieber put his impeccable spin on songs from artists like Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, Justin racked up over 10,000,000 views purely from word of mouth.
“I started singing about three years ago,” says the Canadian native who grew up an only child in Stratford, Ontario. “I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn’t taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.”
In an effort to share his victory with his loved ones, Justin began posting his performance footage online. “I put my singing videos from the competition on YouTube so that my friends and family could watch them,” he says. “But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them. That’s how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now I’m signed!”
Seven months after Justin started posting his videos online, former So So Def marketing executive Scooter Braun flew the then 13-year old singer to Atlanta, GA to meet with his elite colleagues. As if Justin’s natural singing talent wasn’t enough to impress Scooter’s inner circle, Braun knew Bieber was also a self-taught musician who plays the drums, guitar, piano and trumpet.
“Right when we flew into Atlanta, Scooter drove us to the studio and Usher was there in the parking lot,” remembers Bieber. “That was my first time ever being out of Canada so I went up to him and was like, ‘Hey Usher, I love your songs, do you want me to sing you one?’ He was like, ‘No little buddy, just come inside, it’s cold out.’”
All it took was a short time online for Usher to realize he was in the company of a future superstar. “A week later Usher flew me back to Atlanta,” says Bieber. “I sang for him and his people and he really wanted to sign me then and there but I still had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me. It turned out Usher’s deal was way better. He had L.A. Reid backing him up and Scooter had a lot of really good connections in Atlanta. I always tease Usher now and remind him he how he blew me off the first time we met.”
In October of 2008, Justin Bieber officially signed to Island Records. His debut album, My World is an intimate look into the mind of a budding young renaissance man. With production from star hit men like The Dream and Tricky Stewart who produced “Umbrella” for Rihanna and Beyonce’s latest smash, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Justin has everything he needs to achieve pop supremacy.
His first single, “One Time” produced by Tricky, is about one of Justin’s favorite topics, puppy love. Usher joins Justin on “First Dance” where the two share verses on a song that Bieber describes as, “A slow groovy song that people can dance to.” On the Midi-Mafia produced “Down to Earth” Justin digs deep to talk about growing up. “Bigger” finds the teenaged singer maturing at a steady rate, while motivating his listeners to strive for their goals.
“I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way,” says Justin. “My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it. I grew up below the poverty line; I didn’t have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college and just become a better person.”
A virtually untapped well of natural artistic talent, Justin Bieber is primed to be a solid force in music for many years to come. “I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it’s not corny,” he says. “I think I can grow as an artist and my fans will grow with me.” And just think, he’s just getting started.
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celebrity crush | Reviewer: Raey | 3/25/13
Hi justin..jus wanna tell u to keep up with the good work u doin..ur songs inspire so manyy people,.it doesn't matter what people say bou u...its normal that soo many gals are falling for you.your talented..u have what so many guys would wish to have cuz probably thyl want gals to fall for em too...keep it real n ul b way more successful...love you justinnnn
The Guy in The Top | Reviewer: AndreaLopez | 3/11/13
Nigga stfu if you have nothing nice to say then why did you took like 5 mins just to write a fuckin paragraph ugh.? yea that was stupid of you aint nobody cares if your ass is learning Germany or your a tennis player this a justin bieber page and anyways if you dnt like him WHY IN THE FUCK did you took 10 fuckin min in reading all this just for your stupid comment .? Oh god stupid ass people!
anyways ILOVE YOU JUSTIN!!!
Stop the freaking hate. | Reviewer: Mikaela | 1/7/13
Looking at all the reviews on this, people obviously don't know what they are talking about they make up this bull shit, Why in the world would you call him a queer.oh I know its called jealousy.
Really important:) | Reviewer: Karina | 8/27/12
Hi , My name is Karina and I have a really cute little sister that looks up to you:) Her name is Daisy she's 7 years old and loves to sing and I know one day she will become a really great singer! She's so adorable but kids pick on her because she always singing.I just want her to know that she's very perfect the way she is, so I was just wondering because I know you surprise your fans a lot so I just wanted to see if you would come and surprise her for her birthday on September 24 I know that would be the best birthday gift ever:) but if you can't I really understand but I would like it if you really think about it and hopefully you do!:)
Sincerely Karina Huerta
shut up | Reviewer: christina | 8/27/11
Oh you're so cool for admiring pop whores like Rihanna and Nicki. Girl please! They both sound like shit. You need to shut the hell up! That bullshit is not necessary. Have fun meeting those whores. Damn, people these days. smh
Justin, | Reviewer: Cheyenne Kirby | 6/12/11
yo, don't listen to any of the people that tell you crap, they're just jelous cause they aren't as good at singing as you (no ofense) though some are better like Kenny Rodgers aaammaazzing :p anyway you're pretty good one day I hope to be a singer but right now I'm just about to go into high school but I've got people putting me down too (like my mom even though she hasn't acctually heard me sing in a while) but I'm not gonna give up, you shouldn't either
you are nothinh-loser | Reviewer: eman | 4/9/11
hey you are an asshole becuase when i watched your photo with nicki minaj at the vmas music awards i just want to say a few words for you you loser.stay away from nicki minaj becuase i like her and she is my favorite singer.you are nothing i hate you and your fucking songs.its better for you to go to hell you idiot and then fuck your self.dont touch nicki minaj with your fucking hands.i am 18 years old and i am graduating high school and i am studying english and germany for 6 years and i am a good tennis player. however when i become a famous tennis player in the future i will come to america and meet nicki minaj and rihanna.so justin enjoy your time now with nicki and rihanna you loser i really hate you i will meet nicki and rihanna one day in the future when i come to america becuase god is always with me i hope.
fuck this queer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 | Reviewer: adam deangel | 2/28/11
this guy is just a tool for labels to make money off of him . .(not hating on bieber as a person) .but his music is shit .ONLY 3-15 year old girls are attracted to him. .this guy has no talent whatsoever . if i got the chance to sing and my voice was "fixed" id make millions too . .so god bless your soul if you think he has talent. .another thing. .if you have a dick. .then theres no0 reason for you to be listening to this industry puppet
Let justin be normal | Reviewer: Cleo | 11/24/10
hi i just want to let you know that the name and email adress at he top is not my real email or name because im worried someone will be looking for me and i dont really want them to find me. any way i think justin deserves to be treated like a normal kid i men he just needs a break every once in a while. but i still love him.
your so hot | Reviewer: kayla | 12/11/09
Justin i love you so much you pictuers are all over my new myspace so check it out. my password is justinbieber1 or justin1 user name is Chumblykayla@yahoo.com so please look at it i love you so much
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