Do you have a celebrity crush? One that you have dreamt of meeting for as long as you know? Well I do. Justin Drew Bieber was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on March 1, 1994. His mother, Pattie Mallette, raised Justin as a single mother at the age of eighteen. Justin’s father, Jeremy Bieber, soon went off and had two other children. Justin’s mom did everything she could at the young age she was. Justin’s grandparents stepped up also to help out with Justin. Justin and his grandpa had an inseparable bond, they talked to each other everyday, if they weren’t together.
When Justin was younger he used to hit everything from the stairs to the bar stools, like drums. When his mother Pattie’s friends would come over they would bring their guitars and Justin would play them like he had done it for years. He never had any lessons; he just figured it out, she thought it was going to be just for fun. For Justin’s second birthday Pattie bought him a drum set. People surrounding Justin saw that his beat was right on. Later he outgrew that, and then the boys from church introduced Justin to the electric guitar. Later they raised the money to buy Justin a set of pearl drums. He’s always had a love for music.
At the age of twelve, Justin was big around his home town. He and his mother started putting videos of him singing Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Ne-Yo on Youtube. After a couple of months he was an internet sensation. Justin had many subscribers and manly likes. Fans wanted to meet him, and an anxious manager wanted him to fly to Atlanta to think about a record label.
Justin’s mother, Pattie, didn’t know what to think about this whole situation. After many calls from Scooter Braun, Pattie thought she was going to answer and get him to quit calling. After two or three hours on the phone, he asked Pattie to bring Justin down to Atlanta to meet some people in the music industry. Pattie agreed, and Scooter picked Justin up at the airport with a purple Mercedes, and Usher pulls up in a Range Rover. Justin has always looked up to Usher. Scooter tells Justin to stay calm and not to say anything to him. Then before Scooter knew it Justin runs up to Usher telling him he is his biggest fan and telling him he wants to sing a cover song for him.
Justin sings for Usher, and he has more talent than any other thirteen year old teen he has met. Usher wanted to take Justin to get signed and thought he had a lot of potential with his looks, voice, and amazing taste in music. Scooter called the label, and they wanted more time. He wanted to get in the studio and start working on something. In 2008, Justin met Jen, his vocals. Being managed by Scooter Braun and Usher they called in “Mama Jen” to get to work with her before hand. He first sang “Common Denominator,” a single he wrote.
That’s when it all started. Justin released his first single in May 2009 “One Time.” Soon his album My World was set free for the world on November 17, 2009, and within a week 137,000 copies were sold. Four months later Justin released another album My World 2.0, on March 19, 2010. Which increased his number of songs on Billboard Top 10.
Justin had around 200 concerts between November 2009, and 2011. Sadly he had to cancel two concerts because of swelling of the vocal cords. But he was getting ready for one of his biggest shows Soon after starting his singing career one of the things that encouraged him the most, was having the opportunity to sing at Madison Square Garden. Everyone thought poorly of Justin and thought that he couldn’t sell out Madison Square Garden. Justin soon started writing a song called Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith. This single was the Justin’s opening at Square Garden telling people that he could do it, and that you can do whatever you put your mind to.
“I’m telling you, people. Everyday we wake up is another blessing. Follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you. Never Say Never,” Justin stated.
In 2010 Justin dated Selena Gomez and broke many young teen girls hearts. Dating Justin was hard for Selena because there were death threats on social media. After two years Justin and Selena broke up in November 2012. Then in 2013 Justin and Selena came back together for the Billboard Music Award. Sooner than later they part their ways.
Justin had an album called Believe and went on tour in September 2012. During a show in London Justin was complaining about some breathing problems he was having. Shortly after he was rushed to the hospital on March 7, 2013 from fainting.
January 2014 Justin was taken to jail for suspicion of drag racing and under the influence. He was in jail until he was able to pay the fine of $2,500. After that Justin stepped up, and was in a Calvin Klein commercial. He was soon able to make a huge comeback in 2015 with the single What are you Know. Then in October 2015 his next single What do you Mean? was released.
On November 11, 2015 Justin announced that he will be going on his newest album Purpose Tour in 2016. After releasing many Top 10 Song’s, Love Yourself, What do you mean?, and Sorry. Justin has faced many bumps in the road and still finds a way to overcome them to achieve his goals in life.
“Young people in this business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me,” exclaims Justin.