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Topics: Justin Bieber, Love Me, One Less Lonely Girl Pages: 11 (4106 words) Published: September 22, 2014
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Justin Bieber

Bieber performing on his Believe Tour, July 2012
Born
Justin Drew Bieber
March 1, 1994 (age 20)
London, Ontario, Canada
Occupation
Singer-songwriter
Years active
2008–present
Home town
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Parents
Jeremy Jack Bieber
Patricia Mallette
Musical career
Genres
Pop, R&B, teen pop[1][2]
Instruments
Vocals, guitar, piano, drums[3]
Labels
Island, Teen Island, RBMG,School Boy
Website
justinbiebermusic.com
Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbiːbər/) (born March 1, 1994)[4][5] is a Canadian singer-songwriter.[2][6] Bieber's current manager, Scooter Braun first discovered him through his YouTube videos in 2007.[7] Braun was impressed with the videos, and contacted Bieber's mother Pattie about wanting to work with him. After convincing Bieber's mother, Braun arranged for Bieber to meet with Usher in Atlanta, Georgia. Bieber was signed to RBMG,[8] and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive, L.A. Reid.[3][9] Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in November 2009. It 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.[10] Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, 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", which is also, as of July 2014, the YouTube video with the most dislikes, and the most views on a Vevo platform. 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 in June 2012. It became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200. Bieber has received numerous industry 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.[11]However Bieber fell to number 9 on the list in 2013.[12] Contents

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1 Life and career
1.1 1994–2007: Early life
1.2 2008–10: Career beginnings and My World
1.3 2010–11: My World 2.0, Never Say Never, and Under the Mistletoe 1.4 2012–present: Believe and Journals
2 Public image
2.1 General
2.2 Voice and influences
2.3 YouTube and Twitter
3 Personal life
3.1 Religion and relationships
3.2 Endorsements and philanthropy
3.3 Legal issues
4 Awards and nominations
5 Discography
6 Filmography
6.1 Film and television
6.2 Guest appearances
7 See also
8 References
9 Further reading
10 External links
Life and career
1994–2007: Early life
Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, at St Joseph's Hospital,[13] and was raised in Stratford, Ontario.[14] He is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia "Pattie" Mallette. Bieber's parents were never married.[15] Pattie raised her son with the help of her mother, Diane, and stepfather, Bruce.[16] His mother is of French descent; his paternal great-grandfather was of German ancestry, and his other roots are English and Irish.[17][18][19] He has stated that he believes that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry.[20] Through Jeremy, Bieber has two younger half-siblings, Jasmyn (born 2009) and Jaxon (born 2010).[21] Pattie worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a single mother in low-income...
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