Justin Bieber: From Young YouTube Artist to Music Industry’s Biggest Achievement

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Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 in Ontario, Canada. He burst onto the scene in 2008 and gained wide recognition with his debut EP, “My World”. He quickly established himself as a global teen idol and his success was made historic as part of the music industry and artists.

Early life

Growing up as the protege of his single mother, Pattie Mallette, Bieber reveals that his childhood was filled with financial obstacles. Growing up, he discovered music by learning instruments like drums, piano, trumpet, and guitar. After placing second in a social singing competition, his mother uploaded the video to YouTube and continued to do so while her son covered many songs. This Justin received initial engagement and popularity through the platform before he got into the industry.


One of his YouTube videos was accidentally discovered by former So So Def recordings marketing manager Scooter Braun and followed him to Atlanta, Georgia when he was 13 years old. Just a week after this move, Justin started recording for the famous singer, Bailiff.

He was soon signed under Raymond Braun Media Group and 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 Canada and the United States.

justin bieber‘s historic rise to the top came in 2010 with the single ‘Baby’ from his debut album, ‘My World 2.0’ featuring Ludacris. He soon embarked on his flagship tour called 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 gained great popularity across the world. He was quickly named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. He also landed the second position as the highest paid celebrities under 30 by Forbes. His second studio album, “Under the Mistletoe”, was also very well received around the world.

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Justin Bieber’s third studio album, ‘Believe’ was released in 2021 by Island Records with the single ‘Boyfriend’ receiving another widespread appreciation. The sound of this album was very different from its teen pop image and production. With songs like “Die in Your Arms,” “All Around the World,” and “As Long as You Love Me,” incorporated various elements of contemporary R&B and dance-pop. This musical change was extremely crucial in setting up her future image which would surpass her popularity as a teen idol. The following year, he collaborated with various artists. He then launched Music Mondays with the song “heartbreaker” as his first release. The song was followed by ‘All that Matters’, ‘Hold Tight’, ‘Bad Day’, ‘All Bad’, ‘PYD’, ‘Roller Coaster’, ‘Change Me’, and finally ‘Confident’ which was released on December 9, 2013. All songs were featured in the collection titled Journals alongside five additional tracks. In the same year, he topped the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

He changed his sound again with the release of “Where Are Ü Now” with Jack Ü in 2015. He also won his first ever Grammy award. Then came another milestone in her career with her fourth studio album, ‘Purpose’ with lead single, ‘What Do You Mean?’. Other songs on the album, “Sorry”, “Love Yourself” and “Company” also garnered global engagement. The album marked her 6th album which 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 earning multiple accolades and records in the history of the music industry. He also won his first-ever Latin Grammy award with the song. He went on to do other 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”, was released in 2020 as he continued to expand his creative presence through various collaborations. He helped raise money for the pandemic by releasing “Stuck with U” with Ariana Grande. Her career followed with many more releases, almost all of which were worldwide hits with songs such as “Holy”, “Lonely”, “Mood”, “Monster”, and more. His sixth studio album titled “Justice” was released in 2021 with songs such as “Anyone”, “Hold On” and “Peaches”.

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Justin Bieber has become a success story in the contemporary music industry and has become one of the biggest names in history. His music has inspired millions of fans around the world to dream big and shape their lives the way they want. On the strength of his unprecedented success, he will embark on new projects that will further expand his legacy.

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Raymond T. Helms