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Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbiːbər/; born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian pop musician, actor, and singer-songwriter. 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, Bieber was 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 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 single "Baby". He 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. 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 on June 19, 2012, and it became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200.

Bieber has received numerous awards, including both Artist of the Year Awards at the 2010 American Music Awards and the 2012 American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. With a global fan base, termed as "Beliebers", and over 40 million followers on Twitter, he was named by Forbes magazine 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.

Early life
Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, at St Joseph's Hospital, and was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He is the son of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia "Pattie" Mallette. Bieber's mother was 17 years old when she became pregnant. His parents were never married, but maintain a close friendship and common goals regarding their son's personal and professional life. Mallette raised her son with the help of her mother, Diane, and stepfather, Bruce. In September 2012, Mallette's memoirs, titled Nowhere but Up, were published. The book tells of her early life and her work with her son to pursue a career in the music industry. In her book, as well as in an interview with the Today show, Mallette talked about how everyone around her tried to push her toward abortion, and how she refused to abort her baby. Mallette worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a single mother in low-income housing. Bieber has maintained contact with his father, who married another woman and had two children.

Bieber's paternal great-grandfather was German, and his father's other ancestry is English and Irish. Bieber's mother is French Canadian. He has stated that he believes that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry. He attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford, the Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School.

Interested in hockey, soccer, and chess, he kept his musical aspirations to himself. As he grew up, Bieber taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. In early 2007, aged 12, Bieber sang Ne-Yo's "So Sick" for a local singing competition in Stratford and was placed second. Mallette posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see. She continued to upload videos of Bieber singing covers of various R&B songs, and Bieber's popularity on the site grew.

Career
2008–10: Career beginnings and My World
While searching for videos of a different singer, Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive of So So Def, clicked on one of Bieber's 2007 videos by accident. Impressed, Braun tracked down the theater Bieber was performing in, located Bieber's school, and finally contacted Mallette, who was reluctant because of Braun's Jewish religion; she remembered praying, "God, I gave him to you. You could send me a Christian man, a Christian label!... you don’t want this Jewish kid to be Justin’s man, do you?" However, after praying with her church elders and receiving their encouragement, she permitted Braun to fly Bieber, then 13, to Atlanta, Georgia, to record demo tapes. A week after arriving, Bieber sang for R&B singer/songwriter Usher.

Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher. Justin Timberlake was also reportedly in the running to sign Bieber,

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First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Justin Drew Bieber
Other Names
JBiebs
The Biebs
J.B.
Kidrauhl
Age
24
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Weight
Build
Eye Color
Hair Color
Distinctive Features
Saying "swag" all the time
"Peace" hand gesture
Star Sign
Sexuality
Religion
Ethnicity
Nationality
High School
Occupation
Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Dancer, Recording Artist
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
Baby Single
Genre
Pop
R&b
Teen Pop
R&b
Teen Pop
Dance Pop
R&b
R&b
Music Genre
Year(s) Active
2008 - Present
2008–present
2007–present
Music Style
Music Mood
Instrument
Instrument
Vocals
Guitar
Piano
Drums
Guitar
Guitar
Drums
Guitar
Drums
Guitar
Labels
Island
Teen Island
Rbmg
School Boy
Rbmg
Rbmg
Def Jam
Rbmg
Rbmg
Associated Acts
Talent Agency
Island Records
Raymond Braun Media Group
Scooter Braun Projects, LLC
Brand Endorsements
Beats by Dr. Dre (Headphones, Just Beats)
Someday (Perfume)
Girlfriend (Perfume)
Supra (Shoes)
Adidas
(2012) TV commercial for "Proactiv Solution" acne skin care.
(November 2013) TV commercial "Believe" for Macy's with Martha Stewart, Carlos Santana, Taylor Swift, Tommy Hilfiger, Jessica Simpson, and Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle from Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (archive footage).
Calvin Klein (Jeans, Underwear)
Shoe Size
9 US, 8.5 UK 43 EU in.
Official Website
Father
Mother
Brother(s)
Jaxon Bieber (half-brother)
Sister(s)
Jazmyn Bieber (half-sister)
Other Family Members
Diane Dale (grandmother)
Michael Mallette (grandfather)
Chris Mallette (uncle)
Friends
Associated People
Pets
Sammy (Dog) (2009-Present)
Toots (Cat)
Philip (Puppy) (2016-Present)
Favorite Movies
Favorite TV Shows
Favorite Bands
Favorite Songs
Ego (Beyonce Knowles) [2009]
My Boo (Usher raymond) [2006]
Halo (Beyonce Knowles) [2009]
Sweet Dreams (Beyonce Knowles) [2009]
Good Without You [2009]
Heartless (Kanye west) [2009]
You And Me (Lifehouse)
With You (Chris Brown)
The Climb (Miley Cyrus) [2009]
Unfaithful (Rihanna)
So Sick (Ne-Yo)
Wait For You (Elliott Yamin)
U Got It Bad (Usher)
Because Of You (Ne-yo)
Someday At Christma (Stevie Wonder)
Burn (Usher)
Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake)
Don't Wanna Go To Bed [2009]
Falling (Alicia Keys)
Kiss Kiss (Chris Brown)
Be Alright (justin Bieber)
Favorite Books
Harry Potter (all)
Favorite Places
Japan
Maui, Hawaii
Miami, Florida
Paris
Hollywood
Los Angeles
Favorite Foods
McDonald's
Italian food
Bolognese Spaghetti
Banana
Orange Chicken
TGIF'S Friday (Restruant)
Cap’n Crunch Berries and Frosted Mini-Wheats.
His favorite sandwich is tomato and mayo on Wonder Bread
Favorite Colors
Purple, Gold, Black, Blue
Favorite Accessories
Anything made by George Vreeland Hill
Bangles
Baseball Hat
Glasses
Jordans
Skinny jeans
Sneakers
Supras
New Era
Shorts
Jacket
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