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Who is Justin Bieber?

“Who is Justin Bieber?”…perhaps a silly question for most of our readers, but we do get a significant number of visits from people who are trying to find out who he is.

The short answer: Justin Bieber is a young pop music superstar, born  March 1, 1994,  in London, Ontario Canada.  He’s extremely popular, especially with pre-teen girls, has won over 24 music awards, and been nominated for many more.   He’s already had two albums hit #1, has starred in a movie that has grossed over $97 million dollars, and is also noted for writing many of his own songs including his hit single “Baby”.

Early Career Success

Braun Bieber Usher

Bieber with Braun (left) and with Usher (right)

Justin Drew Bieber is a pop singer, songwriter and sometimes actor. Justin Bieber was discovered by producer Scooter Braun in 2008, as a result of viewing many of Justin’s YouTube video.  Braun wasted little time signing on a Bieber’s manager, then coordinated a meeting with big-time performer and producter Usher.  This meeting then led Beiber to sign on with Raymond Braun Media Group, a agency run by both Scoot Braun and Usher.   This was quickly followed by an official recording contract between Justin and Island Records.

Childhood

Bieber was born in London, Canada, in the province of Ontario on March 1st, 1994.  He grew up in nearby Stratford, Ontario, a small town of about 30,000 residents and somewhat famous for it’s yearly Shakespeare Festival.  Patricia Lynn Mallette, Justin’s mother, was just eighteen when she gave birth to Justin, her first child.  Better known as Patty to her friends, she was a single mother, and worked hard in a variety of low-paying jobs to make a living for the family.  Patty was a big part of Justin’s success, as she was the one that posted the YouTube videos that led to his discovery.  She’s said publicly that she posted the videos because she felt guilty for not being able to attend his local performances because of her work schedule.

Bieber Guitar, Hockey, Soccer

Bieber on Guitar, Playing Hockey and Soccer

Bieber had interests other than music, including soccer, chess, as well as the most popular Canadian sport: hockey.  His main talent, of course, was music.   Aside from singing, Bieber is self-taught on several instruments, and surprisingly good on drums, piano, and guitar.

Awards and Nominations ( source: WikiPedia )

Year Song, Album, or Artist Awarding Organization Category Action
2010 Himself American Music Awards – Los Angeles, California Artist of the Year Winner
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Winner
T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Winner
My World 2.0 Favorite Pop/Rock Album Winner
Himself BET Awards – Los Angeles, California Best New Artist Nominee
My World 2.0 Juno Awards – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Album of the Year Nominee
Pop Album of the Year Nominee
Himself New Artist of the Year Nominee
Meus Prêmios Nick Awards - São Paulo, Brazil Favorite International Artist Winner
MTV Brazil Music Awards - São Paulo, Brazil International Artist Winner
MTV Europe Music Awards – Madrid, Spain Best New Act Nominee
Best Male Winner
Best Push Act Winner
MTV Video Music Awards – Los Angeles, California Best New Artist Winner
Much Music Video Awards – Toronto, Ontario, Canada UR FAVE: New Artist Winner
“Baby” UR FAVE: Canadian Video Winner
International Video of the Year by a Canadian Winner
“One Time” Nominee
Myx Music Awards – Quezon City, Phillipines Favorite International Video Winner
Himself Teen Choice Awards – Los Angeles, California Choice Music: Male Artist Winner
Choice Music: Breakout Artist Male Winner
Choice Summer Music Star: Male Winner
Choice Fanatic Fans Nominee
My World 2.0 Choice Music: Pop Album Winner
Himself TRL Awards – Genoa, Italy Best International Act Winner
World Music Awards – Monte Carlo, Monaco Best Pop Act Nominee
Best New Artist Nominee
Young Hollywood Awards – Hollywood, California Newcomer of the Year Winner
2011 Himself Brit Awards – London, Englan International Breakthrough Artist Winner
Grammy Awards - Los Angeles, California Best New Artist Nominee
My World 2.0 Best Pop Vocal Album Nominee
Himself Juno Awards – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Artist of the Year Nominee
Fan Choice Award Winner
My World 2.0 Album of the Year Nominee
Pop Album of the Year Winner
Himself People’s Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California Favorite Breakout Artist Nominee
“Baby” Favorite Music Video Nominee
Himself Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Los Angeles, California Favorite Male Singer Winner
“Baby” Favorite Song Winner
Himself NME Awards – London, England Villain Of The Year Nominee
Least Stylish Winner
My World Worst Album Winner
Himself Billboard Music Awards – Las Vegas, Nevada Top Artist TBD
Top New Artist TBD
Top Social Artist TBD
Top Billboard 200 Artist TBD
Top Streaming Artist TBD
Top Digital Media Artist TBD
Top Male Artist TBD
Top Pop Artist TBD
My World 2.0 Top Billboard 200 Album TBD
Top Pop Album TBD
“Baby” Top Streaming Song (Video) TBD
“That Should Be Me” CMT Music Awards – Nashville, Tenneseee Collaborative Video of the Year TBD

Interesting “Justin Bieber” Buzz

There have been a number of unusual buzz items surrounding Justin Bieber.  The most notable seems to be his hair.

His Hair

An unusual amount of buzz and chat surround the young singer’s hair, including:

Romantic Associations

 

Bieber Girlfriends

Bieber with, from left, Caitlin Beadles, Jacque Rae, and Selena Gomez

Bieber is currently reported as having an exclusive relationship with 18 year old Disney Pop Star Selena Gomez, and has been in the past linked to other young women including Caitlin Beadles and singer Jacque Rae from the band School Gyrls.

 

 

 

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