Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber
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Bieber performing in 2015
Justin Drew Bieber

(1994-03-01) March 1, 1994 (age 27)[1][2]
EducationSt. Michael Catholic Secondary School
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
Years active2007– present
AgentScooter Braun
(m. 2018)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • drums
  • piano
  • keyboard
  • guitar[3]
Associated acts
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Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈʌstɪn dru ˈbbər/; born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.[4][5] Bieber was signed to RBMG Records in 2008. With Bieber's debut EP My World, released in late 2009, Bieber became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100.[6]

At 16 years old, Bieber released his debut studio album My World 2.0 (2010), which contained the hit single "Baby". The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200, making Bieber the youngest solo male act to top the chart in 47 years.[7] Bieber had quickly established himself as a teen idol.[8] Following his debut album and promotional tours, he released his 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which was a box office success. Bieber's next album, Under the Mistletoe (2011), became the first Christmas album by a male artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200.[9] In the years following the release of Believe (2012), Bieber faced several controversies for his rebellious nature,[10] and his sound transitioned into R&B and hip hop.[11]

"Where Are Ü Now", a collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo released in 2015, marked a new era of Bieber's career,[12] as he transitioned into EDM.[13] The song earned him a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.[14] In late 2015, Bieber's fourth studio album Purpose was released, which became his most commercially successful album. It produced three Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles: "What Do You Mean?", "Sorry", and "Love Yourself". After the release of Purpose, Bieber had featured on several successful collaborations, including "Cold Water", "Let Me Love You", "Despacito (Remix)", "I'm the One", "I Don't Care" and "10,000 Hours", all of which went top five in the US. After taking some time off to focus on his marriage to Hailey Baldwin, as well as facing complications with Lyme disease, Bieber released his fifth studio album, Changes. His sixth studio album, Justice (2021), produced his seventh Hot 100 number-one hit "Peaches".[15]

With sales of over 150 million records, Bieber is one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has received Diamond certifications from the RIAA for "Baby" and "Sorry". He has received numerous accolades, including two Grammy Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, a record 21 MTV Europe Music Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards.[16] Time magazine named Bieber one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. He was included on Forbes' list of the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world, in 2011, 2012 and 2013.[17] In 2016, Bieber became the first artist from Vevo to surpass 10 billion total video views.[18]

  1. ^ "Justin Bieber Biography". The Biography Channel. A+E Networks. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "Inogolo – English Pronunciation Guide to the Names of People, Places, and Stuff – Justin Bieber". Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Gail (April 28, 2009). "Usher Introduces Teen Singer Justin Bieber". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  4. ^ Roth, Madeline. "17 Times Justin Bieber Slayed On The Drums, Piano, Guitar, And... Trumpet?!". MTV News. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Justin Bieber". Biography. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Justin Bieber Fever Hits Miami". CBS News. February 5, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2010.
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  8. ^ Kaushik, Preetam. "Why is Justin Bieber both Famous and Infamous?". Business Insider. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  9. ^ Caulfield, Keith (November 9, 2011). "Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Brightens Billboard 200 with No. 1 Debut". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  10. ^ Rivera, Zayda. "Justin Bieber confesses to 'rebelling a little bit': 'I was disappointed in myself'". nydailynews.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ Stewart, Allison (December 23, 2013). "With 'Complete My Journals,' Justin Bieber ends a bad year with a bad album". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  12. ^ "5 Years After 'Where Are Ü Now,' We Remember Skrillex & Diplo's Only Album as Jack Ü". Billboard. February 28, 2020. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Justin Bieber Could Never Be the King of EDM, But These Are Some Great Remixes". Complex. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "Justin Bieber Wins His First Grammy Ever: See His Response". Billboard. February 15, 2016. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
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  16. ^ "Justin Bieber Wins His First-Ever Latin Grammy". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  17. ^ Forbes 100:
  18. ^ "Justin Bieber Is the First Artist to Crack 10 Billion Views on Vevo". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2016.