Justin Bieber

Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada in 1994 to a single mother, Bieber began singing at a young age and took second place at a talent show. His mother began posting videos of Bieber to YouTube when performing, gaining him significant attraction online. 

By age 13, Bieber was discovered by Scooter Braun after he began watching Bieber’s videos on YouTube. He signed Bieber to RBMG Records in 2008. Bieber debuted his first album EP, My World, released later in 2009, which made him the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

At just 16 years old, Bieber released his debut album, My World 2.0, which contained his hit single, “Baby”. The album debuted on the Billboard Hot 200, making Bieber the youngest solo male act to do this in over 47 years. This quickly established Bieber as a teen idol. The next album Bieber released, Under the Mistletoe, in 2011, became the first Christmas album by a male artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. 

He later became a hot topic in the media for getting into offensive activity, facing several controversies. This transitioned Bieber’s sound to R&B and hip-hop. Nonetheless, Bieber made his comeback in 2015 with “What Do You Mean?” giving Bieber his first number one song. His 2017 collaboration with Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” broke the all-time record for most weeks spent at the number one spot on the Top 100. Recently in 2020 with his latest album Changes, made Bieber the youngest artist to have seven albums to reach the top spot on the Billboard Top 200.

In 2018, Bieber married model Hailey Baldwin on September 13. Bieber is often open about his marriage with Hailey and how she has helped him to find Christ. Hailey herself has commented how she grew up Christian and how faith is central to her marriage with Bieber. The two reunited in 2018 after both attended a Christian conference. Bieber’s 2020 song “Holy” from the soundtrack, Changes, goes into detail about their love being divine and Godly.

With over 150 million records sold worldwide, Justin Bieber is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. His accolades include a Grammy Award, 20 Billboard Music Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, and 18 American Music Awards.

This does not include other awards he has received outside the country including a Latin Award, 21 MTV Europe Music Awards, and 2 Brit Awards.