Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber, celebrating a birthday March 1, found success early. He grew up learning to play piano, guitar, drums, and trumpet — and won a local singing competition at age 12. A year later, on the advice of his manager, he moved to Atlanta to record. Bieber’s very first single, “One Time,” peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The American Music Awards twice named him “Artist of the Year.” Bieber, who recently married model Hailey Baldwin, was the second person ever to reach 100 million Twitter followers. The first? Katy Perry.
March 1, 1994
Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in Ontario, Canada. Raised by his mother, he developed a strong interest in music from a young age and taught himself how to play the guitar, piano, and drums, without any instructors. His mother started posting videos of him singing and playing instruments on YouTube. A music executive discovered his videos and, recognizing his great musical talent, contacted him for a record deal.
Bieber’s first hit single was ‘One Time.’ Following this, he released his first album titled “My World,” which was a huge success. He became the first artist to have seven songs from his debut album to top the charts on the Billboard Hot 100. The song ‘Baby’ from his follow-up album “World 2.0.” was a phenomenal hit and really put his name on the map. At one point, it was the most-watched video on YouTube ever.
While basking in the success and glory of being a teenage heart-throb and superstar, Bieber’s behavior got a little out of control and he started getting involved in various scandals. Not only was he hit with a lawsuit by a girl claiming that Bieber was the father of her child but, in March 2013, he was arrested for vandalizing his neighbor’s house. Furthermore, videos of him driving too fast and making obscene gestures were frequently posted online.
In addition to his bad streak, Bieber’s on-and-off relationship with actress and singer Selena Gomez also made regular headlines. For many years, the couple continuously broke up, only to be spotted together again and sparking rumors of their rekindled romance.
Bieber resumed making music in 2015 when he appeared on Diplo and Skrillex’s song ‘Where Are U Now.’ He released his fourth album later that same year with the song ‘What Do You Mean,’ which went on to become his biggest hit of all time, breaking the previous record held by his 2012 song ‘Boyfriend.’ The song made number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and broke the record set by One Direction on Spotify several weeks earlier.
Justin continued collaborating with various artists and delivering unforgettable hits like ‘Cold Water’ with Major Lazer and ‘Let Me Love You’ with DJ Snake in 2016. In the following year, Bieber teamed up with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee to remix their song ‘Despacito.’
In 2018, Justin Bieber got engaged to Hailey Baldwin and, in November that year, they tied the knot. The star took a break from his music career to enjoy his newlywed life and to focus on his mental health.
Welcoming the new decade, his hit single ‘Yummy’ was released in January 2020, appearing on his highly-anticipated album “Changes.” Bieber also announced the premiere of his YouTube docuseries and upcoming tour dates for his album.
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Why We Love Justin Bieber
Justin has achieved a lot
Justin Bieber is definitely not a one-hit-wonder! Consistently releasing hits upon hits, it is not every day that a modern singer beats a 51-year old world record for ‘Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits’, previously held by The Beatles!
A role model
We have seen Justin grow up in front of our eyes into a fine young man. He is not afraid to apologize when he is wrong or cry on stage because it is healthy and normal. We agree!
We love a success story!
Bieber is a great example of someone who worked his way up ‘from rock bottom.’ Before his fame, he had a lot of financial problems and his mother was a teenager herself at the time of his birth. Through hard work, talent, and resilience, Justin Bieber is now among the most successful and recognized celebrities around the world.
5 J Biebz Throwbacks You May Have Forgotten About (But We Sure Haven't)
"Baby" ft. Ludacris
If this song has been stuck in your head since 2010, you are not alone.
"One Less Lonely Girl"
Preteen girls across the world felt Justin singing this straight to their naive little hearts.
"Never Say Never" ft. Jaden Smith
Jaden has been coming into his own lately with hits like "Icon," but let's not forget when he and Justin collaborated on this sweet tune.
"Somebody to Love" ft. Usher
Aside from Justin's young voice sailing its way into puberty, you can probably still sneak this one onto a party playlist and get some movement on the dance floor.
"Eenie Meenie" ft. Sean Kingston
Whatever happened to Sean Kingston? Anyway, this song is still a jam.
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