Justin Bieber (born 1.3.1994) is a Canadian pop singer, who rose to fame with the release of his debut single, 'One Time'.
Net Worth: Justin Bieber has a net worth of $130 million. (The Richest, 2013)
Childhood: Justin Bieber was raised by his mother, Pattie Mallette, in Ontario, Canada. At the age of 12, he entered a local singing competition and came second. Bieber went on to teach himself to play the guitar, drums and the trumpet.
With the help of his mother, Bieber then started to post videos on YouTube of his own covers of songs by artists such as Chris Brown, Usher, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. These videos were seen by the record company executive Scooter Braun, who flew Bieber to Atlanta to meet and perform in front of Usher. Eventually, he was signed to Island Records. Bieber moved to Atlanta with his mother, so that Justin could work more closely with Usher and Braun.
Career: Justin Bieber's debut album was entitled My World and was released in November 2009. Usher appears as a guest vocalist on the album and also appears in the video for 'One Time'. The track reached number on in Canada and also experienced global success. 'One Time' was followed by the release of singles such as 'One Less Lonely Girl', 'Love Me' and 'Favourite Girl'.
During a promotional tour, Justin Bieber was due to appear at a shopping mall in Long Island, but the visit had to be cancelled when an unexpected crowd of over 3,000 turned up and threatened to breach safety restrictions. A number of Bieber's fans suffered minor injuries n the foray that ensued. The vice-president of Island Records was arrested over the incident, as he was reported to have disadvantaged the police's crowd control efforts. Similarly, Scooter Braun was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance in relation to the event.
At the Christmas in Washington event, Justin Bieber performed for the US President, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama. He sang 'Someday at Christmas', by Stevie Wonder. A few weeks later, Justin Bieber was one of the guests on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, along with The Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Lopez. Bieber was also chosen as a presenter at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
Bieber was also asked to perform on the re-recording of 'We Are the World', which was sold to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Among the huge number of artists on the recording were Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, Akon, T-Pain, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus.
Justin Bieber's track 'Baby', released in early 2010, features the hip-hop artist Ludacris. In April of that year, Bieber was a guest on Saturday Night Live and was the subject of a comedy skit featuring himself and regular Saturday Night Live comedian Tina Fey.
He released a follow-up to 'My World' entitled 'My World 2.0' in 2010 which top the charts in several countries including the US and Canada. He promoted the release with appearances on 'The View', the 2010 'Kids Choice Awards' and 'The Late Show with David Letterman' among others. Later that year he was a musical guest on 'Saturday Night Live' and he also went on his first headline tour 'the My World Tour'. He achieved rather negative fame when it was revealed that one of Justin Bieber's music videos, 'Baby', had become the most viewed video on YouTube as well as the most hated.
Bieber made his second foray into acting with a role in 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' in a 2010 and 2011 episode. 2011 also saw him star in his own biopic movie 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' directed by Jon Chu. It topped the box office with a $12.4 million gross on its opening and he subsequently released a remix album entitled 'Never Say Never - The Remixes'. That year he released second studio album 'Under the Mistletoe' which again hit number one in the US and Canada.
He started recording his most highly lauded album yet, 'Believe', at the end of 2011 and in 2012 announced on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' that the first single was ' Boyfriend '. It was his first number one hit in Canada and reached number two in the US and UK on its release. 'Believe' itself became a number one in several countries and included collaborations with Darkchild, Hit-Boy, Diplo and Max Martin. He followed it up with his Believe Tour.
In 2013, he released an acoustic version of 'Believe' entitled simply ' Believe Acoustic', and later appeared once again on 'Saturday Night Live'. During his Believe Tour, he collapsed with apparent breathing problems at London's O2 Arena when he was backstage and was rushed to hospital. Another issue arose in London when he arrived 2 hours late for a concert, leaving parents angry and fans extremely upset.
2013 also saw him appear in a remixed version of Michael Jackson's unreleased track 'Slave To The Rhythm', as well as collaborating with Lil Twist and Miley Cyrus in Twist's song 'Twerk'. In October, he began his 'Music Mondays' project, releasing a single every week in the run up to his second movie 'Believe 3D'. 'Heartbreaker' was the first track to be released in this series and all ten were announced to feature in a collection called 'Journals'.
Personal Life: Justin Bieber is a Christian and has previously said that he doesn't believe in abortion and has supported LGBT rights campaigns. His mentor Usher suggested Bieber follow a vegan diet after vomiting on stage in 2012 when he drank milk. He dated Selena Gomez from 2010 to 2012. They briefly re-united but broke up again in 2013.
In 2013, he was attacked by a man in a Toronto nightclub. Security stepped in by Bieber lost his temper and proceeded to launch an angry attack on the man as he was taken to the ground. This is not the only violent scandal Bieber has been involved with; he was caught on camera shouting and attempting to launch himself at a photographer outside his hotel in London that same year. He had also allegedly spat at one of his neighbours following an argument.
Other controversies include the star getting pulled over in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles in 2012, after speeding at more than 100 miles an hour in an apparent bid to lose paparazzi tailing him. He has repeatedly caused anger among his neighbours for his reckless driving. In 2013, a paparazzo named Chris Guerra was run over and killed after attempting to snap Bieber in his Ferrari, however it was not Bieber driving it at that time. He also caused some serious annoyance among fans when he was photographed smoking a joint. He later apologised and even made a joke out of it when he hosted 'Saturday Night Live'.
Bieber had a pet capuchin monkey named Mally confiscated at a German airport when he arrived to play some shows. He caused controversy after apparently abandoning it, leaving it to be re-homed somewhere else. Also in Germany, he visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and caused outrage when he wrote in the guest book, 'Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.'
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest star of ‘Orange Is the new Black’, Ruby Rose.
Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the past few weeks, you may have noticed the internet going crazy for the third season of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and its latest star, Ruby Rose. The 29-year-old Australian actress has caused something of a stir with her good looks and her portrayal of the titillating Stella Carlin on OITNB. In case you’ve missed the buzz surrounding Rose, here’s what you need to know.
Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl are engaged to be married.
The singer has spoken out in a cryptic message posted on her Instagram account.
Singer Selena Gomez appears to be fed up with all the rumours surrounding her personal life and the 22 year old is getting ready to share her secrets with the word. In a cryptic message posted on her Instagram account on Thursday, the singer shared her frustrations and promised fans good things are coming.
Selena Gomez has been speaking out on Instagram.
“Sometimes I get frustrated when I hear lies about who I am. The Internet is meant to keep you "updated" but it just takes old news and freezes it like it's now. You have watched me in pain and I've owned up to it through my music and actions,” Gomez wrote
The star chose to just pay the fine in his latest bust-up.
Justin Bieber has surprised everyone and plead guilty to charges of assault and reckless driving. The charges were raised in relation to an incident last August, when the Biebs crashed into a photographer’s van near his father’s home in Ontario. Former girlfriend Selena Gomez was in the vehicle with Bieber at the time.
Justin Bieber plead guilty to his latest set of charges.
A court heard how Bieber crashed his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) into a man who was taking photos of the "on-off" couple. A fight ensued, leading to the star's arrest on 1 September. Bieber attended the trial via video link and plead guilty to all charges, according to the BBC.
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The 'Baby' singer confronted a paparazzo following a traffic accident in Ontario in September last year.
A legal representative for the 21 year old pop star confirmed that an additional charge of dangerous driving was dropped. Reports indicate that an absolute discharge was given on the assault rap and a $750 fine (US$600) was imposed for the careless driving.
Justin Bieber with Hailey Baldwin in May 2015
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Justin Bieber - Justin Bieber goes shopping at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. Upon leaving he swaps a wide brimmed hat for cap and hides his face at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th May 2015
Vanessa Hudgens, in a recent interview, explained how she had supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala when there was a possibility Gomez would see her ex, Justin Bieber.
Vanessa Hudgens supported Selena Gomez at the Met Gala earlier this month when there was a chance Gomez may have bumped into her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber. 26-year-old Hudgens revealed she hadn't specifically intervened in ensuring Gomez avoided Bieber but had been there for her best friend throughout the event.
Vanessa Hudgens heading to the Met Gala earlier this month.
Has the 21 year old turned over a new leaf following his recent run-ins with the law?
Justin Bieber has admitted that his ‘bad boy’ behaviour did get a little out of control in recent years, confessing to "rebelling a little bit,” in an interview with Seventeen magazine. The ‘Baby’ singer has made headlines thanks to his numerous run-ins with the law over the past year and he's currently on probation after pleading no contest to a count of misdemeanour vandalism.
Justin is ready to own up to his mistakes.
"I was getting cockier and cockier. I didn't have people to check me. I looked back and I was disappointed in myself,” Bieber admitted to the mag. "You have to own up to the mistakes. You have to say, I'm sorry if I've let you down.”
Has Biebs been added to the growing list of stars who have signed up for an appearance in 'Zoolander 2'?
Justin Bieber is about to catwalk on to the big screen, as the singer has been confirmed as appearing in upcoming sequel Zoolander 2, which stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. The news was confirmed by Stiller on his Instagram page, when he posted a picture of Bieber facing off with his alter-ego Derek Zoolander.
Justin is set to strut his stuff alogside Derek Zoolander
In the black and white image to the two try and out stare each other as they stand side by side in black and white. Stiller captioned the image ‘#Zoolander2 @justinbieber.’ Stiller is wearing a black rollback sweater in the pic, while Bieber is sporting a black jacket and white ribbed vest.
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The 21 year old star never got to have one of his own, so he found the next best thing - somebody else's!
Justin Bieber has made headlines again, this time for crashing a high school senior prom! No negative fallout from this one, though, as the singer helped make it a night to remember for all the teen Beliebers.
The ‘Baby’ star caused a commotion when he unexpectedly showed up at Chatsworth Charter High School in southern California on Saturday night (April 25th). “Justin Bieber showing up at our prom? I think we know who had the best prom this year,” the school’s official Twitter account boasted.
Justin Bieber at a Coachella afterparty
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Justin Bieber has come to an agreement with a paparazzo who alleged the singer's bodyguard attacked him in 2013.
Back in 2013, photographer Jeffrey Binion filed a lawsuit against the pop superstar, claiming Bieber's bodyguard Hugo Hesny roughed him up while he was shooting pictures outside a recording studio in Florida.
Justin Bieber has reached a settlement with a photographer over a 2013 incident
MailOnline reports that Binion's attorney Mark DiCowden has now confirmed a settlement has been reached between his client and Bieber, saying the terms of the agreement are confidential. Binion filed the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. He claimed Hesny beat him up at the singer's command and forced him to delete the images he had taken.
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BET is reviving the hidden camera series 'Punk'd'.
Punk'd is returning to television! BET will revive the hidden camera series created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The network made the announcement at their upfront presentation on Thursday (23rd April).
Ashton Kutcher created and hosted the original series of Punk'd.
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