Justin Drew Bieber
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. He is of French-Canadian (mother) and German, Irish, Scottish, and English (father) descent. He has two younger half-siblings via his father, Jazmyn (born 2009) and Jaxon (born 2010).
Growing up, he showed a strong interest in music and taught himself to play many instruments, including, guitar, drums, piano and trumpet. His mother began posting videos of him performing musically on YouTube. The videos soon built up a fan following and caught the attention of talent agent Scooter Braun. Braun was able to secure an impromptu audition with Usher Raymond, who was impressed and helped Bieber to sign a record deal.
In 2009, his first single, "One Time", was a worldwide hit and was certified Platinum in Canada and the United States. This was followed by his debut EP album, "My World", which was also an international success. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2010, he released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0. He also released a successful concert film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011).
In 2012, he released his third studio album, Believe. In 2015, he released his fourth studio album, Purpose.
He has won a Grammy Award and an American Music Award. He has been listed numerous times by Forbes magazine among the "Top Ten Most Powerful Celebrities in the World."
He has sold an estimated 140 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.
He was discovered by Scooter Braun, who is also his manager.
Usher Raymond signed him to Island Def Jam Records, and beat out Justin Timberlake's hopes of signing the young singer.
He taught himself to play the guitar, drums and piano.
His songs "Baby" and "One Time" were written and produced by The Dream.
His single "Baby" debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
At the start of his music career, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He now lives in Hollywood, California.
He was born in St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, which is the same hospital Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling from The Notebook (2004) were born in. He was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He lived in the same neighborhood as Brendan Meyer, Seth Sieunarine, Kolton Stewart and Shawn Roberts.
The craziest gift from a fan that he received was a rubber golf club.
He bought a Macbook Pro with his own money - one of his biggest purchases.
He likes the TV show Smallville (2001).
He started out by posting YouTube videos in 2007.
His debut album was "My World".
His mom, Pattie Mallette, traveled with him all the time.
His first time in an airplane was flying to Atlanta to meet his future manager Scott 'Scooter' Braun.
He met CÃ©line Dion at a New York Knicks basketball game. She approached him and said, "my son loves your songs.".
He plays guitar at many of his concerts.
He has performed with Rihanna at the Super Bowl Weekend concert in Miami.
He likes to play hockey and basketball.
He recorded a few songs with fellow singer Sean Kingston.
He recorded "We Are The World" for Haiti. He got the opening verse, which was previously sung by Lionel Richie.
His father, Jeremy Bieber, still lives in Canada.
He wrote the song "Down To Earth" about his parents' separation.
The executive producer of his first record, "My World", was L.A. L.A. Reid.
His father's name is Jeremy Bieber, and his mother's name is Pattie Mallette.
He plays the left-handed guitar.
He has a younger half-sister, Jazmyn (born 2008) and a younger half-brother, Jaxon (born 2009).
When he was child his church held a benefit to buy him a drum kit and 6 months of lessons.
He performed with Chris Brown at a concert in Sydney, while the two were separately touring Australia. They performed Brown's song "Look At Me Now" together (2011).
He was featured in the song "Next 2 You" with Chris Brown, a song on Chris Brown's 2011 album F.A.M.E.
He has performed for President Barack Obama twice.
He likes to give back and help charities.
He admires Michael Jackson.
He was Google's most-searched person in 2011.
As of August 2015, he had amassed 66 million Twitter followers and 72 million Facebook fans.
He was In a relationship with Selena Gomez (December 5, 2010-October 31, 2012).
He was ranked number 1 on the VH1 list 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2012).
Justin's paternal great-grandfather was of German descent, and Justin's father's other ancestry is English, Scottish, and Irish. Justin's patrilineal line can be traced back to Philippe Bieber, who was born, c. 1788, in Zilling, Moselle, Lorraine. Justin's mother is from a French-Canadian family, and also has remote Swiss-French and Scottish roots (from several centuries back).
In August 2010, he was on his 2010 My World 2.0 World Tour.
In 2012, he was on his Believe Tour around the world.
He was ranked #10 on Glamour's list of "50 Sexiest Men" in 2013, moving up from his appearance as number 49 in 2012.
His pet monkey was confiscated at Munich airport when he couldn't produce the vaccination and import papers required for bringing a monkey into Germany.
In January 2014, Bieber was arrested for a DUI. He has admitted he was smoking marijuana at the time of his arrest.
He was involved in several altercations and lawsuits involving vandalism against his Californian neighbor Jeffrey Schwartz. In 2014, Bieber received two years of probation and was ordered to pay Schwartz $89,000 in restitution for damages to Schwartz property which was pelted with eggs by the singer.
During his Japan tour in 2014, his selfie paying a reverence in front of Yasukuni Shrine with the caption "Thank you for your blessings" was highly criticized since that place is a controversial monument which enshrines the souls of many Japanese war criminals - a fact the singer didn't know.
In 2013, during his South America tour, he was investigated for illegally spray painting graffiti on an exterior wall of a beach-side hotel in Rio de Janeiro, after being photographed along with members of his entourage.
In 2013, he visited Amsterdam's Anne Frank House during his European tour which could be considered as a thoughtful gesture in remembering the Holocaust victim who wrote the diary on her life experiences during WWII which later became her most important work, "The Diary of Anne Frank". However, Bieber signed the following quote on the place's guest-book: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber", a fact that outraged many people and was insistently mocked on Twitter after such report was confirmed.
He has an astigmatism and wears glasses for it.
The English progressive rock and pop legend Peter Gabriel has admitted to being a fan of Bieber. He said: "It is very musical, there are some great rhythms, it is beautifully produced, it is good pop music and he sings very well. To the people that dismiss him as teen fodder, I would say listen more carefully".
His smash hit "Despacito" is the first song with Spanish lyrics to reach number one since Los del RÃo's "Macarena" in 1995.
Was mentioned in the song "Justin Bieber" by Julian Thome.
"The Bieber" hairstyle.
I'm crazy, I'm nuts. Just the way my brain works. I'm not normal. I think differently. My mind is always racing.
[never plans on becoming an American citizen] You guys are evil. Canada's the best country in the world. We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.
I want to be a young dad. By 25 or 26 I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family.
All our decisions are based on long-term decisions. We use Michael (Michael Jackson) as a template. The things he did for his career - a lot of the times it's was good, some of the times it was bad - but he was successful from being young to being old. That's what I want to get to. I don't want to grow up and lose my young fans, singing inappropriate music.
My voice always wanted to do runs, vocal acrobatics. Rather than make music that everyone else is making, with the same four-on-the-floor beat, I have a chance to change music. There's only a certain amount if people that can do that.
I believe in God and stuff. I believe He's given me this platform for a reason, to help change people's lives. That's why, in each of my shows, I try to give a positive message.
[observation, 2015] I turned a lot of people off over the past few years, but I know I can still turn out good music and turn everything all around. I've lost some of my best qualities. For that I'm sorry. I'm looking forward to being someone who you guys can all look at and be proud of.
I'm a pretty lucky guy.
Music was never something that I was going to do for a living. At 13 you're not even thinking of that, you know. I was just playing for fun and uploading videos on YouTube because I wanted to show my family.
I was always that kid who just did whatever. And my mom always supported that. So I always looked up to Michael Jackson because he was never afraid to just be himself, never tried to be anything that he wasn't.
I'm just trying to get the best sound and have it be consistent and make sense with what I'm going through in my life right now.
You don't need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn't make you a taco.
What I'm not going to do is be ashamed of my mistakes. I wanna be a man that learns from them and grows from them.