Sunday, July 7, 2013
Born in Canada, Justin Bieber is a 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. Bieber was signed to Raymond Braun Media Group, and then to an Island Records recording contract. His debut extended play, the seven-track My World, was released in November 2009, and went 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.
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.
As of May 2012, Bieber has sold 15 million albums.