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Justin Drew Bieber
Works at Island Def Jam Records
Attends Homeschooled
Lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Hey, it's the OFFICIAL Justin Drew Bieber. I was born March 1, 1994 at 12:56 AM in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. My parents split up when I was only 2 years old and I grew up as an only child. Few years later, my dad remarried a woman named Erin and now, I have a younger half sister Jazmyn, born May 30, 2008 and a younger half brother Jaxon, born November 20, 2009.

After posting dozens of homemade videos on YouTube in 2007, where I put impeccable spin on songs from artists like Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, I racked up over 10,000,000 views purely from word of mouth.

I started singing about three years ago. I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasnt taking it too serious at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place!

In an effort to share my victory with his loved ones, I began posting my performance footage online. I put my singing videos from the competition on YouTube so that my friends and family could watch them. But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them. Thats how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now Im signed!

Seven months after I started posting his videos online, former So So Def marketing executive Scooter Braun flew the then 13-year old singer to Atlanta, GA to meet with his elite colleagues. As if Justin's natural singing talent wasnt enough to impress Scooter's inner circle, Scotter knew I was also a self-taught musician who plays the drums, guitar, piano and trumpet.

Right when we flew into Atlanta, Scooter drove us to the studio and Usher was there in the parking lot. That was my first time ever being out of Canada so I went up to him and was like, "Hey Usher, I love your songs, do you want me to sing you one?" He was like, "No little buddy, just come inside, its cold out."

All it took was a short time online for Usher to realize he was in the company of a future superstar. A week later Usher flew me back to Atlanta. I sang for him and his people and he really wanted to sign me then and there but I still had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me too. It turned out Usher's deal was way better. He had L.A. Reid backing him up and Scooter has alot of connections and is really smart. I always tease Usher now and remind him he how he blew me off the first time we met.

In October of 2008, I was officially signed to a joint venture between Usher and Scooter Braun's new label RBMG and Island Records. My debut album, My World is an intimate look into the mind of a budding young renaissance man. With production from star hit men like The Dream and Tricky Stewart who produced “Umbrella” for Rihanna and Beyonce’s latest smash, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Justin has everything he needs to achieve pop supremacy.

My first single, “One Time” produced by Tricky, is about one of my favorite topics, puppy love. Usher joins me on “First Dance” where the two share verses on a song that I describes as, “A slow groovy song that people can dance to.” On the Midi-Mafia produced “Down to Earth” I dig deep to talk about growing up. “Bigger” finds the teenaged singer maturing at a steady rate, while motivating his listeners to strive for their goals.

“I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way,” I have said “My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it. I grew up below the poverty line; I didn’t have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college and just become a better person.”

A virtually untapped well of natural artistic talent, I am primed to be a solid force in music for many years to come. “I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it’s not corny,” he says. “I think I can grow as an artist and my fans will grow with me.” And just think, I'm just getting started

Education
  • Homeschooled
    present
  • Stratford Northwestern Secondary School
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  • Island Def Jam Records
    Singer/Songwriter, present
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Currently
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Previously
Stratford, ON, Canada