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18th June, 1981
Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has admitted people told him he was ''crazy'' when he signed the singer to a deal after being impressed by his YouTube videos.
Justin Bieber's manager has admitted he was told he was ''crazy'' for wanting to sign the YouTube star in 2009.
Scooter Braun discovered the international star online almost a decade ago, and alongside Usher, the pair helped to launch the Canadian hunk's career, although they were warned off the idea at the time.
Speaking to Billboard magazine about how the music industry has changed over the years, he said: ''When I started, everyone told me that I was crazy to sign an act [Bieber] off of YouTube.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber's Manager Told He Was 'crazy'
Scooter Braun seen at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert - The concert was set up to benefit the victims of the terror attack after Ariana's Manchester show the other week. Stars from the US and UK both graced the stage and played a concert full of emotion and love. The even was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th June 2017
Yael Cohen and Scooter Braun - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for Comedy Central's Roast Of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. The roast was held at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 15th March 2015
Scooter Braun, Nicholas Wootton, Nick Santora, Walter O’Brien and Alex Kurtzman - 2014 PALEYFEST CBS preview panel featuring 'Scorpion' at The Paley Center for Media - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th September 2014
Contributors to 'The Giver' movie soundtrack pop band OneRepublic and executive producer (and Justin Bieber's manager) Scooter Braun were among the movie's cast and crew arrivals at the New York premiere held at Ziegfeld Theater. Other guests included the original children's book's author Lois Lowry, producer Nikki Silver, director Phillip Noyce and star Odeya Rush.
Jem! The cast is contagious, outrageous!
The cast has been finalised for the upcoming music movie Jem and the Holograms; a reboot of the classic '80s kids cartoon about a record exec who moonlights as a pop star. Sharknado star Aubrey Peeples is playing Jem alongside Stefanie Scott ('A.N.T. Farm'), Hayley Kiyoko ('Lemonade Mouth'), and Aurora Perrineau, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau, will play the rest of Jem's band, The Holograms, as Kimber, Aja, and Shana according to THR.
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When Justin Bieber was discovered by Scooter Braun and Usher Raymond after performing his songs on YouTube, he had no idea that he would soon become an international superstar. The media was initially enthused by this emerging young talent who captured the hearts of teenage girls everywhere, but as he got older, the press jumped on him as his lifestyle became more and more controversial. Every aspect of his life was scrutinised and viciously criticised, from his relationship to fellow star Selena Gomez, to his increasingly wild parties and dangerous driving antics. Through it all, however, he insists that he is continually learning and is determined to believe in himself and stay on top - rather than crash and burn like so many young starlets of the past.
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After battery accusations, Justin Bieber's pal Lil Twist is starting to grate on others close to the star.
Justin Bieber's best friend, Lil Twist, has been named on a battery report by a woman who claims the rapper got rough with her at Bieber's Calabasas mansion when she tried to leave in the early hours of the morning. Although the 'Baby' singer wasn't home, pals were using his place to party and when a woman tried to leave, "Twist grabbed her by the arm in a forceful manner and tried to prevent her from leaving the home," according to TMZ.
"What's That Sound? Sirens?"
This isn't the first time that Bieb's tufty-haired sidekick has had a run in with the law for his reckless actions - last month he was arrested on DUI charges whilst driving Bieber's Fisker Karma well over the speed limit.
Continue reading: The Last Straw: Justin Bieber's Manager Warns Lil Twist Has To Go
Justin Bieber really needs to address the fact that he has a monkey in Germany.
Ok, so Justin Bieber's monkey hasn't gone to heaven, but the pop-star hasn't given young Mally much of a chance, leaving him at a German airport to fend for himself. In case you're unfamiliar with the story, Bieber arrived into Munich with the baby capuchin, only for it to be quarantined as the singer didn't have the proper paperwork. The sanctuary where Mally is being kept has received two emails, reportedly from Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, who asks how long it will be before Mally would be euthanized, according to the Associated Press.
The second email says Bieber's team was "looking into the idea of placing Mally at a zoo" in the country, asking, "Would you happen to have any recommendations for places that Mally would be safe and thrive?" The boss of the shelter currently caring for the monkey says sending him to a zoo is not an option, telling the Daily Mail, "[They] indicated that they want the monkey back," he said earlier this month. "But that just isn't acceptable [because] the baby monkey needs company and to be with other monkeys at this crucial age in its life. [He] was never going to be suited to be on a world tour, even if he is travelling by private jet. He should be out in the wild climbing trees. We are very concerned that Mally is safe and placed in the best possible residence."
If by May 17 there is nothing from Bieber himself, he will lose ownership of the animal and it will become the property of the Federal Republic of Germany. Should Bieber want his monkey back, the 19-year-old will be expected to pay a fine and to reimburse the shelter costs relating to Mally's case.
Continue reading: Monkey Gone To Heaven: Justin Bieber Leaves 'Mally' High And Dry
Since the break-up of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez the focus on the 18 year old has been largely on his personal life rather than his career. However, lately though, with the release of his acoustic album and his elision from the upcoming Grammys, focus is back where it should be.
Justin's manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to air his disgust with the Grammys for ignoring the young star back December. "[T]his time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE," he said. "The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."
In an interview with Billboard Bieber admitted to agreeing with his manager, but that his feelings of disappointment has nothing to do with how he feels about his fellow artists. "I'm so happy for the other artists who got nominated and have won Grammys. I'm 18 and I think that I have a lot ahead of me, so I'm not worried." Adding that he was supporting Chris Brown in the awards, "I'm a fan. His music is really good. That's what they should focus on: the music."
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Supports Chris Brown But Will Not Attend Grammys
For some years, there, we had high hopes for Justin Bieber. It really looked as though the squeaky clean pop star was just that: squeaky clean. A chance online encounter propelled the young bedroom singer to stardom, with a little help from his new pal Usher and by all accounts, he seemed to be the kinda lad that his fans wouldn’t mind taking home to meet mom and dad (they wish!). He was polite, if occasionally a little dim, he came from a seemingly pleasant church-going family and would speak regularly about his faith as though he were just another pleasant, well-behaved young boy next door who happened to be allowed outside the realms of the white picket fence just a few years earlier than most.
A montage of a young Justin Bieber talking about his faith
Continue reading: Timber! Is Justin Bieber Teetering On The Brink Of A Fall From Grace?
Up until very recently, Justin Bieber’s music video ‘Baby,’ which has been online since its February 2010 release, was previously the most-watched YouTube video of all time. The South Korean rapper Psy has very swiftly snatched that accolade from the Canadian pop star, though. Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ has now garnered over 803,761,000 views on YouTube since it was posted there on July 15, 2012, Billboard have reported. That’s a pretty rapid ascent, in comparison!
‘Gangnam Style’ has already taken the mantle for the most number of ‘likes’ on YouTube (5.3 million, and counting), whereas ‘Baby’ only has 1.4 million. Psy is understandably pleased with his latest achievement; we’re guessing he’s barely had time to take a breath since the success of ‘Gangnam Style’ started snowballing, but he did find the time to post a message on his Twitter page, saying “#GangnamStyle just became the most watched video @YouTube!! #History” although, it is entirely possible that someone else posted that for him, of course.