Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in Ontario, Canada. He came into the scene in 2008 and gained widespread recognition with his debut EP, ‘My World’. He soon established himself as a global teen idol and his success has been rendered historic in the scope of the music industry and of artists.
Growing up in the protégé of his single mother, Pattie Mallette, Bieber reveals that his childhood was filled with financial obstacles. While growing up, he discovered music through learning instruments like drums, piano, trumpet, and guitar. After placing second in a social singing competition, his mother uploaded the video on YouTube and continued to do so as her son covered numerous songs. This Justin received initial engagement and popularity through the platform before taking on the industry.
One of his YouTube videos was accidentally discovered by former marketing executive of So So Def recordings, Scooter Braun, and followed him to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 13. Just within a week of this move, Justin started recording for the renowned singer, Usher.
He was soon signed under Raymond Braun Media Group and the under Island records in October 2008. He officially moved to Atlanta with his mother and Braun became his manager. After delivering hits with a few singles like ‘Favorite Girl’ and ‘Love Me’, he was already gaining widespread engagement. His debut EP, ‘My World’ was also certified double platinum in both Canada and the U.S.
Justin Bieber’s historic climb to the top came in 2010 with the single ‘Baby’ from his debut album, ‘My World 2.0’ featuring Ludacris. He soon embarked upon his headline tour called the My World Tour. ‘Baby’ was the most viewed video on YouTube. He also released the biopic, Justin Bieber: Never Say never in February 2011 which also garnered widespread popularity across the globe. He was soon named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. He also bagged the second position as the Best Paid Celebrities under 30 by Forbes. His second studio album, ‘Under the Mistletoe’ was also very well-received around the world.
Justin Bieber’s third studio album, ‘Believe’ came out in 2021 by Island Records with the single ‘Boyfriend’ receiving another widespread appreciation. The sound of this album was very different from his teen pop image and production. With songs like ‘Die in Your Arms, ‘All Around the World’, and ‘As Long as You Love Me’ incorporated diverse elements of contemporary R&B and dance-pop. This musical shift was extremely crucial for setting up his future image that would surpass his popularity as a teen idol. In the following year, he collaborated with various artists. He then started Music Mondays with the song ‘heartbreaker’ as the first one to release. The song was followed by ‘All that Matters’, ‘Hold Tight’, ‘Bad Day’, ‘All Bad’, ‘PYD’, ‘Roller Coaster’, ‘Change Me’, and finally, ‘Confident’ which came out on December 9, 2013. All songs were featured in the collection called Journals alongside five additional tracks. The same year, he was featured on the top position of Forbes 30 Under 30.
He again changed his sound with the release of ‘Where Are Ü Now’ with Jack Ü in 2015. He also earned his first-ever Grammy award. Then came another milestone in his career with his fourth studio record, ‘Purpose’ with the first single, ‘What Do You Mean?’. Other songs from the album, ‘Sorry’, ‘Love Yourself’, and ‘Company’ also garnered global engagement. The album marked his 6th album that debuted at No. 1.
Some of his biggest collaborations came with ‘Cold Water’ with Major Lazer, ‘Let Me Love You’ with DJ Snake, ‘Deja Vu’ with Post Malone, ‘Despacito’ with Daddy Yankee with the latter garnering multiple accolades and records in the history of the music industry. He also earned his first-ever Latin Grammy award with the song. He went on to do further collaborations with songs like ‘I’m the One’ and ‘No Brainer’ with DJ Khaled, ‘2U’ with David Guetta, ‘Friends’ with BloodPop, ‘I Don’t Care’ with Ed Sheeran, a remixed version of ‘Bad Guy’ with Billie Eilish, ’10,000 Hours’ with Dan + Shay.
His fifth studio album, ‘Changes’ came out in 2020 while he continued to expand his creative presence through diverse collaborations. He helped raise money for the pandemic by releasing ‘Stuck with U’ with Ariana Grande. His career followed with many more releases, almost all of them were global hits with songs such as ‘Holy’, ‘Lonely’, ‘Mood’, ‘Monster’, and more. His sixth studio album called ‘Justice’ came out in 2021 with songs such as ‘Anyone’, ‘Hold On’, and ‘Peaches’.
Justin Bieber emerged as a success story in the contemporary music industry and went on to become one of the biggest names in history. His music has inspired millions of fans around the world to dream big and curate their lives the way they want. With his unparalleled success, he will embark upon new projects thus expanding his legacy all the more.
Alicia Parker is a fashion enthusiast studying at the University of California. She contributes to Daily Music Roll as a music blogger and writes a review of various music on a daily basis