Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbiːbər/; born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian pop musician, actor, and singer-songwriter. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager.
Braun arranged for him to meet with entertainer Usher Raymond in Atlanta, Georgia. Bieber was signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive L.A. Reid.
His debut extended play, the seven-track My World, was released in November 2009, and was certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bieber’s first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, was released in March 2010. It debuted at or near number-one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the single “Baby“.
He followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, theMy World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Bieber released his second studio album Under the Mistletoe in November 2011, when it debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200.
Bieber released his third studio album Believe on June 19, 2012, and it became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200.
Bieber has received numerous awards, including both Artist of the Year Awards, at the 2010 American Music Awards, and the 2012 American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
With a global fan base, termed as “Beliebers”, and over 40 million followers on Twitter, he was named by Forbes magazine in 2012 as the third-most powerful celebrity in the world. He had earned an estimated US$55 million in the previous 12 months. As of May 2012, Bieber had sold 15 million albums.
Journals (also known as Complete My Journals) is the second compilation album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, released on December 23, 2013 by Island Records. A ten-week digital download campaign entitled Music Mondays, in which one new song was released every Monday night, was held from October 7, 2013 to December 9, 2013.
Journals includes five previously unreleased songs in addition to the ten Music Monday releases. Despite promotions of the album that helped Bieber reach number one on the Social 50 chart and the release planned to capitalize the sales rush before Christmas, the album did not fare well commercially, and was met with mixed reviews from critics.
The song is the tenth and final in Bieber’s series Music Mondays, the first nine being “Heartbreaker” (October 7, 2013), “All That Matters” (October 14), “Hold Tight” (October 21), “Recovery” (October 28), “Bad Day” (November 4), “All Bad” (November 11), “PYD” (November 18), “Roller Coaster” (November 25) and “Change Me” (December 2).
Bieber released a new single every week for 10 weeks from October 7 to December 9, 2013.
A video for the song was filmed in December 2013 by director Colin Tilley. It was released on January 29, 2014.
Bieber is a practicing Christian, and has said he believes he has a relationship with Jesus, that he talks to him and that “he’s the reason I’m here”.
In September 2012, Bieber vomited on stage while performing a concert in Arizona. The incident was captured on video and spread quickly around the internet. He blamed drinking milk for the incident, stating on his Twitter.
Bieber made comments in a February 2011 interview to Rolling Stone. With regard to sexual abstinence during the interview, Bieber responded, “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.” He added that he does not “believe in abortion” and that it is “like killing a baby”.
Now residing in the United States on an O-1 visa, Bieber has said he is not interested in obtaining U.S. citizenship and has criticized America’s health care system. Praising Canada as being “the best country in the world”, he cited its health care system as a model example.
Bieber started dating actress and singer Selena Gomez in December 2010. They confirmed their relationship while attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2011.
In early November 2012, it was reported that Bieber and Gomez had ended their relationship after approximately two years of dating. The couple reconciled later that month. However, in January 2013, it was reported that they had broken up again.
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