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 $200 million according to the Celebrity Net Worth in 2016.
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'.
In 2015, Bieber released a new single entitled 'Where Are Ü Now' with Jack ü this saw a change in direction in terms of Bieber's music. In the same year he released his fourth studio album Purpose with the lead single what do you mean? which was his first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber is the youngest male artist to debut at the top of the chart earning him a Guinness World record. A further two singles Sorry and Love Yourself were also released from the album and gained the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 meaning that he was the first male artist to have three number one singles from one album in over a decade. Company is Bieber's fourth single release from this album.
Purpose also debuted at number one in the Billboard 200 and becomes his sixth number one album in the chart.
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.'
In 2014 Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), driving with an expired license (over sixth months) and resisting arrest. He stated that he had been smoking cannabis and taking prescription drugs. He was released on the grounds of there being a lack of evidence to support his arrest.
Justin has been linked to numerous people including Kendell Jenner but in 2016 rumors have emerged that he is dating Hailey Baldwin.
Tobias Strebel, aka Toby Sheldon, who spent over $100,000 on surgery to look like Justin Bieber, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room in August 2015.
Authorities have concluded that a man who spent $100,000 on plastic surgery in an attempt to look like Justin Bieber died from a drug overdose, after an official investigation into his death last year.
On Tuesday (July 26th), nearly a full year after his death, Entertainment Tonight revealed the conclusion of a coroner’s report into the death of 35 year old Tobias Strebel, who also went by the name of Toby Sheldon and who appeared on television to tell of his obsession with altering his appearance, died of “multiple drug intoxication”.
His team are sceptical of the egging victims' continued claims of distress.
He's no longer on probation for his infamous vandalism charge, but that isn't stopping Justin Bieber continuing to complain about the egg throwing incident of 2014. Now he's apparently demanding his former neighbours to undergo mental health evaluations to prove they are still suffering the after-effects of living near the popstar.
Justin Bieber wants former neighbours to submit to a mental health evaluation
Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz's Calabases house was the victim of an egg attack from Justin Bieber in July 2014; an incident they claim left them emotionally and physically distressed. It's been two years now, Bieber has finished his probation for vandalism and wants to put the past behind him, but the Schwartzes claim they are continuing to suffer despite no longer having the 'Sorry' hitmaker as a neighbour.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Challenges Ongoing Health Claims Of Former Neighbours
Jennifer Lopez has been asked to extend her Las Vegas residency due to the high demand of tickets to her 'All I Have' show.
Jennifer Lopez has extended her Las Vegas residency.
The 46-year-old singer has been performing her 'All I Have' show at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino since January but has now been asked to add an extra 21 dates because there's such a huge demand for tickets.
Planet Hollywood announced the exciting news on its official Twitter account: ''Due to overwhelming demand, 21 new dates for @JLo's #AlliHave have been announced. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am (sic).''
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Extends Las Vegas Residency
Selena is also the most followed person on the photo-sharing site.
A photo of Selena Gomez sipping from a Coca-Cola bottle with her lyrics on it has become the most liked photo on Instagram. The snap, posted just two weeks ago, has garnered 4.1 millions likes and topped the previous record holder which, coincidentally, was a Justin Bieber post featuring him kissing Selena.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Now Has The Most Liked Photo On Instagram
BBC Radio 1 DJ Grimshaw brought together a variety of celebs for the affectionate, fully-clothed parody version of Kanye's now-infamous 'Famous'.
Unlike Kanye’s controversial clip, in which incredibly life-like waxworks lie completely naked in the same bed, in the self-styled ‘Safe For Work’ parody version all the celebrities are fully clothed.
The affectionate clip also features the likes of Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, the pop-punk act Five Seconds of Summer, And & Dec and Craig David.
Kardashian and Bieber were first rumoured to be dating last year, following her split from Scott Disick.
Kourtney Kardashian celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with a familiar face, her rumoured former fling Justin Bieber. The 37-year-old spent the weekend in Miami with her three children, Penelope, Mason and Reign, but ran into Justin while partying on Sunday night at nightclub Story.
Kourtney Kardashian has been spotted with Justin Bieber again.
E! News reports that Kourtney and Justin were helping their mutual friend David Grutman celebrate his 36th birthday. Justin was reportedly spotted ‘leading Kourtney into the DJ booth and the two later chatted at her table.’
Justin’s been having some trouble staying on his feet lately.
Justin Bieber took another tumble during his ‘Purpose’ tour on Wednesday night (July 29), while performing in Jacksonville, Florida. This is the second fall of Justin’s caught on camera in less than a month and comes just a week after he sprained his foot playing basketball.
Continue reading: Accident Prone Justin Bieber Falls Down Again During Purpose Tour
Justin Bieber has been experiencing some pretty bad luck as of late.
He’s been knocked down in a fight and fallen through a hole on stage and now Justin Bieber has sprained his ankle. It’s certainly been a rough few weeks for the ‘What Do You Mean’ singer, but despite his bad luck and now an injury, Bieber is still struggling through his Purpose tour.
Justin Bieber is taking it easy after spraining his ankle.
Justin posted a photo of his sprained foot resting in some ice on Instagram, Friday, revealing he had injured it while playing basketball. “Gonna be taking it easy tonight on stage sprained my ankle playing ball smh all good still gonna crush,” he captioned the picture.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Sprains His Ankle, But 'Purpose' Tour Continues
It looked pretty painful, but luckily Justin’s “like a cat” and landed on his feet.
Ouch! Poor Justin Bieber, after being knocked down in a caught-on-video brawl last week, the singer has now been filmed falling through a hole in the stage during a concert in Saskatoon, Canada. Luckily Justin was unharmed in the fall but still, it did look pretty nasty.
Justin was taking a walk across the stage when he failed to notice the hole, which CBS reports one of several on the stage that the singer and his dancers would rise up from during the show. After disappearing through the hole, Justin got right back up, seemingly unharmed but a little embarrassed.
Continue reading: Watch Justin Bieber Fall Through A Hole In The Stage During Concert
Bieber dedicated the song to his friend Christina Grimmie, who was shot and killed by a "deranged fan" while signing autographs in Orlando last week.
The Canadian star was playing at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Saturday night (June 11th), just a day after Grimmie, 22, was gunned down when she was signing autographs after a concert in Orlando by what police are describing as a “deranged fan”, later identified as 27 year old Kevin James Loibl. Her elder brother, Marcus Grimmie reacted to tackle the gunman, who then shot and killed himself.
Christina Grimmie, who was shot and killed by a "deranged fan" on Friday
Date of birth
1st March, 1994
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