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. That year he also dated Sofia Richie.
Our musical highlights from March include a "White Hot" album, a cinematic helping of Black Honey and a sixth number one album from Kings Of Leon.
We've only had three months of the year and yet it's already proving to be a creative period as musicians, singers, songwriters, performers and directors all seem to be flexing their artistic muscles. We've already had a record setting Grammy awards and are set to have an equally divergent and record setting BRIT awards. 2020 may have proved very difficult in terms of live performances but it has undoubtedly given rise to new ways of working and connecting, experimentation and exploration. Now more than ever it would appear, not only the pent up demand of the consumers, but also the pent up creations of the artists is being unleashed at an incredible rate. The first two months of the year have already seen major releases from Foo Fighters, The Pretty Reckless, Mogwai, Arlo Parks, Sleaford Mods and Nick Cave, to name but a few, and March has now added handsomely to that list with some great new releases. Here's our top five.
Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Countryclub.
What's new in the music world this week?
The coronavirus seems to be affecting every area of our lives including music at the moment, so we've decided to give it its own section in our Weekly Music Highlights. Along with the Nashville tornado disaster and Riz Ahmed's Brexit truths, we hope music will be a way to bring us together in these tough times.
The home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee, was struck by four tornadoes on Tuesday (March 3rd) killing 25 people and destroying numerous buildings and homes. Today a benefit gig under the name 'To Nashville, With Love' will take place at the Marathon Music Works, with acts such as Soccer Mommy, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Dan Auerbach and more set to perform. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift has donated $1million to a relief fund and expressed her own devastation over the damage of the city she calls home, and a number of guitar companies such as Gibson, Heritage and Harmony are also offering their support to any musicians who may have lost equipment in the disaster with new replacement schemes.
Bieber fans were busy making YouTube's own 'YouTube Rewind 2018' the most disliked video of the year.
Justin Bieber fans have clearly been busy online, with the odd revelation that the most disliked YouTube video of the year is the platform’s own highlights reel, replacing the singer’s early hit ‘Baby’.
Yes, with almost 11 million ‘dislikes’, meaning that 82% of its viewers did not enjoy it, ‘YouTube Rewind 2018’ is the video to which YouTube viewers gave the most thumbs-down in 2018.
It also means that Bieber’s 2010 song ‘Baby’, which with 9.9 million dislikes had held the ignominious title for several years, is no longer the most disliked video on YouTube.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber's 'Baby' No Longer The Most Disliked Video On YouTube
A rocky period in Bieber's life around 2014 led the star's long-term manger Scooter Braun to think he might die.
Justin Bieber’s long-time manager Scooter Braun has admitted once again that he feared that the star might die a few years back.
The 37 year old pop impresario was speaking to Van Lathan on The Red Pill Podcast for its latest episode, and spoke about a highly unstable time in Bieber’s life a while ago.
“There was a time when I would go to sleep almost every night - when he had the money to fly away from me - and I was worried every night that I was going to lose him,” Braun confessed on the podcast, thinking back to 2014 to a series of incidents that made headlines for Bieber in all the wrong ways.
Continue reading: Scooter Braun Says He Feared Justin Bieber Would Die
Braun felt that Bieber's troubled period from 2013-14 might have ended in tragedy.
Pop svengali Scooter Braun has spoken about his working relationship with Justin Bieber, revealing that he feared that the singer might die during his much-publicised troubles around five years ago.
Bieber was frequently in the media for the wrong reasons during the period 2013-14, with issues including leaked controversial videos, and arrests for assault and dangerous driving.
Braun has been Bieber’s manager for a decade since he discovered the Canadian star singing covers on YouTube, and oversaw his transformation into a global pop icon. However, speaking to The Guardian this week, Braun admits that he felt like he “failed” Bieber when he was in a “dark place”.
Continue reading: Scooter Braun Reveals He Thought Justin Bieber Might Die
The pair are reportedly single after splitting from their respective partners, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Aniston
Those who reside in a world that cares about the couplings of celebrities were devastated when Hollywood heavyweights Justin Theroux and Jennifer Anniston announced their separation after two years of marriage. Now, in a strange twist, it has been rumoured the Leftovers actor has "fallen" for singer, Selena Gomez.
Is Selena Gomez dating Jennifer Aniston's ex?
It has been reported Selena - who is 21 years Justin’s junior - and Justin have known each other for a number of years due to the fact the pair share the same manager.
Continue reading: Is Selena Gomez Dating Justin Theroux?
Also, a source gave some insight into how things are going between her and Justin Bieber.
Selena Gomez is apparently hesitating and “unsure” about the timing of the release of her next studio album.
The 25 year old megastar hasn’t released an album since Revival back in October 2015, having retired in large part from the public eye in order to prevail in her battle against lupus, as well as undergoing a life-saving kidney transplant operation last summer.
“I don't know when the right moment is. And I really mean that, not in a way that I'm trying to be mysterious or cool,” she told Pop Sugar this week. “It's hard to have a voice and make sure that your content means something.”
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Pondering On When To Release New Album
Kanye and long-term manager/confidant 'Izzy' Zivkovic have parted ways, with Scooter Braun expected to take over.
Kanye West has reportedly parted ways with his long-term manager and confidant Izvor ‘Izzy’ Zivkovic, with the rap megastar now under the sole guidance of Justin Bieber’s manager and mentor Scooter Braun.
News of the decision was reported on Wednesday night (March 28th) by Billboard, who described the Croatian-born Zivkovic as “a relatively unknown figure” who “has largely stayed out of the spotlight”.
He had managed Kanye’s career since 2010, around the time of his career revitalisation with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Zivkovic’s company, Split Second Management, also looks after the likes of Jack Garratt, Arcade Fire and Banks.
Continue reading: Kanye West Splits With Long-Term Manager
He was spotted with a mystery woman at a Craig David concert.
It didn't take long for Justin Bieber to find companionship in a new female friend, following Selena Gomez's decision to distance herself from him. He was seen recently with a mysterious blonde woman during a Craig David concert, and the internet are intrigued about who she is.
Justin Bieber at the premiere of 'Midnight Sun'
The 24-year-old heartthrob hit The Roxy in West Hollywood on Tuesday (March 20th 2018) to catch Craig David on his The Time Is Now Tour, but who was the pretty young thing he was holding close to him throughout the night? According to ET, they certainly looked cosy.
Continue reading: Is Justin Bieber Trying To Make Selena Gomez Jealous With New Girl Pal?
Selena and Justin only reunited in November last year, and are still together even though they're spending a bit of time away from each other.
Justin and Selena is one of the longest running on/off romances in pop culture, and the pair surprised everyone by getting back together back in November last year, soon after Gomez had split up with her then-boyfriend The Weeknd. Over the next few months, they splashed out on a number of lavish holidays and getaways together, travelling to Laguna Beach, Mexico, Seattle and Jamaica.
However, the young couple are now apparently on a break but are still on speaking terms, according to new reports from E! News, having been experiencing “issues” with their relationship being back in the public eye.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber "On A Break"
Justin Bieber slips on a steep trail and gets right back up - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 21st December 2016
Justin Beiber seen carrying an oversized Saint Laurent shopping bag as he leaves Saint Laurent Paris Retail Store in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016
Justin Bieber seen out jogging in the Hollywood Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th December 2016
General view of the house in north-west London which has reportedly been rented by Justin Bieber at a cost of £1.3 million per year. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 18th October 2016
Justin Bieber seen leaving Beach Blanket Babalon restaurant in London after dinning out with friends. Justin was seen leaving the eatery and then heading to Electric Cinema. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 13th October 2016
Date of birth
1st March, 1994
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