There’s no doubt that Justin Bieber is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, and it seems he was always meant to be a star! I first knew Bieber through his realization and discovery by his manager Scooter Braun. Bieber always had an interest in music. His mother gave him a drum kit for his second birthday and, as he tells it, he was “basically banging on everything I could get my hands on.” But it was an obscure talent contest in his hometown, in which the 12-year-old Bieber finished second that put him on the road to superstardom. As a way to share his singing with family, Justin and his mom began posting clips of Bieber performing covers of Stevie Wonder, the late Michael Jackson and Ne-Yo on YouTube. They must be some kind of genius, right? for I knew little or nothing about this video online giant by the name YouTube. All I knew about was logging into my email and facebook and trying to heck my way out with Youtube attitude.
As I write this, I can’t imagine being just older to Biber with probably few years that he has seen more few days than I have seen all in my life perhaps. For the records, Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in the small town of Stratford, Ontario, Canada. What amazes me is the tales of his younger and untold years before fame. From his parents, separation and enjoying life like just any other teen of his age in his neighborhood at that time. I wonder, just like many of us, who, has been molested and bullied at our times growing up and even at times endured alienation, defeat, pain, and injuries as we involved ourselves in myriads of activities those that had a meaning to only us, without our parents noticing or getting any clue. Do these bullies see where he is today? What runs on their empty minds at the mention of the name; “JUSTIN BIEBER?” Only that by then he was still younger who may have known nothing about girlfriends for I would pose; how many of them saw him as a nobody, a failure, a loser, not interesting, crazy or even a coward like they see many of us nowadays when we have nothing to pride ourselves on.
Well, after being discovered, it has been years and, Scooter Braun, Justin’s manager, spoke to HollywoodLife.com recently about the “BABY” singer. Scooter talked all about Justin’s talent and how he knew from the beginning that Justin would be a star.“I just knew. It’s hard to explain, but I just knew,” Scooter told HollywoodLife.com exclusively when asked how he knew Justin would be a star.
And boy — he was right!
Braun could not pinpoint exactly what makes a star, but that it’s a feeling that has to hit each one of us in the gut. It is like falling in love – you don’t look for it, it just shows up. I got up with Usher during one of his trips and he is also part of the testimony of this young boy from Canada as he helped discover and sign Justin Bieber. “You know what, as a performer, I think he is striving to continue to be better,” Usher said of his prodigy, Justin. “You know to be able to break away from dance and performance and really be able to continue to show his talent vocally and also as a musician.”
Below are some of the 10 things that amaze me with Justin Bieber.
This isn’t really debatable, but if you’re going to fight me on it, go back and listen to “Baby.” which was his beginner soup and now ‘Cold Water‘ (Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ ) If that’s not enough, go and listen to any of his songs on his Youtube channel; https://www.youtube.com/user/JustinBieberVEVO/videos
When he was in town for a concert, Bieber made a detour into the Guatemalan jungle to help out a community there. Afterward, he recorded a video about what he learned. The best part? He called the charity work “selfish” on his part. “It’s the best selfishness possible because I’m doing this because it makes me happy,” he said.
Maybe that’s Drake thing, but it’s true. Bieber started off banging pots and pans until manager Scooter Braun found videos of him singing on YouTube. With a co-sign from Usher, the young Kidrauhl launched into stardom.
Below is one of the Songs by Bieber which went viral and up to now the song is still relevant!
On Valentine’s Day 2012, Bieber visited 6-year-old Avalanna Routh, do you remember that? who was suffering from AT/RT (atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor) He formed a relationship with her after the visit, taking her around New York City in June of that year. Avalanna died that year, but will forever be known as “Mrs. Bieber.”
Not only does the guy sing, he can also dance, and anyone who’s gone to his Believe Tour shows or is even a #BELIEBER like myself can attest.
In three years, Bieber’s had three major-label albums: My World 2.0 (his first, My World, came out in 2009 as an EP), Under the Mistletoe and Believe. Not to mention stripped-down projects like Believe Acoustic, and the new songs he’s currently putting out every week under the umbrella of Music Mondays. He’s been touring pretty much the entire time, and his second movie is ready to hit theaters on Christmas. Talk about busy.
When fans were waiting in the shivering cold and braving the blizzard Nemo to maybe see him perform and host on “Saturday Night Live” earlier in 2013, Bieber brought his fans some Ray’s Pizza for the wait.
Jazmyn, 9, and Jaxon, 8, have gained celebrity through their brother, even getting Twitter accounts devoted to them. On Wednesday 2013, the family celebrated Jaxon’s 4th birthday. Later on, they went on a vacation.
Justin’s Twitter and Instagram are feasts for the eyes (and soul). And since he updates his accounts on the daily, and it’s not just promotion, there’s an actual conversation going … especially when he tweets, retweets follow and even DMs them.
Pencils of Promise, founded by Braun’s brother Adam, help build schools and create more opportunities for education. Justin donates a portion of his ticket sales to the charity. Way to go!
After deadly tornadoes swept over Oklahoma in July, Justin Bieber set aside a chunk of tickets for victims to go to his concert and have fun despite what happened.
Justin Bieber’s Dad and Mom
Justin Bieber was raised by a single mom. His dad, Jeremy Bieber, left to start a family with another woman. According to some media reports, Justin and his father weren’t close growing up; his dad has been at times described as being a “deadbeat” who only resurfaced after Justin achieved YouTube fame. Jeremy reportedly considered becoming a rapper himself and has struggled with addiction problems. It was also reported that Justin had been partying with his dad just before his January 2014 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.Despite their allegedly complicated relationship, Justin has maintained that he and his dad are close. In 2010, 16-year-old Justin told Seventeen magazine: “I have a great relationship with my dad. When I was younger, he taught me how to play some songs on the guitar, like ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan.” Justin’s first tattoo, a seagull that he got in 2010, matches one his father has.In February 2016, Justin told GQ magazine, “I’m a lot closer to my dad than I am to my mum.” In April, Justin attended his dad’s party to celebrate Jeremy’s engagement to girlfriend Chelsey Rebelow.
In January 2017, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi released the hit “Despacito” on YouTube; the video soon became the most-watched video of all time on YouTube. A few months later, after hearing the song in a nightclub in Colombia, Justin Bieber asked Fonsi to collaborate on a remix. Their song went on to hit the number one spot on the Hot 100; after 16 consecutive weeks in the top spot, it broke the all-time record as the longest-standing chart-topping song in August 2017.
The Updated Justin Bieber
According to Forbes magazine, Justin Bieber’s net worth is $83.5 million as of June 2017, thanks in large part to a successful live tour and his Calvin Klein endorsement deal. Celebrity Net Worth puts Bieber’s net worth at much more — $265 million — from his music sales, merchandise, product endorsements, touring and other business ventures.