Early this month Justin Bieber turned 20. He has already been nominated for two Grammy Awards, but has yet to win. Bieber Fans call themselves “Beliebers” and refer to themselves as having “Bieber Fever.” But how much do people around the world know about this Canadian pop sensation? Well, Bieber is a musician, dancer, actor and lyricist. Here are six fast facts about Justin Bieber .
It all began with YouTube. Between 2007 and 2008 Bieber’s mother started posting her son’s videos there. Scooter Braun, American record executive, watched the posts and brought Bieber and his mother to Atlanta to sign the youth to a contract. Before Justin Bieber became famous, his mother, Patty Mallette, who was a teenaged and single mother, worked low paying jobs to support the family. Bieber began playing drums at age two or three, and taught himself to play piano and guitar as a child. With a birth name Justin Drew Bieber, he was born on March 1, 1994.
The Rise of Justin Bieber
Bieber’s first single One Time was released to radio and went platinum in the United States and Canada. In November 2009, his first album My World was released, and went platinum in America. In the same year, Bieber’s appearance at Roosevelt Field Mall in New York had to be canceled due to an uncontrolled crowd of teen girls. In the next year, police canceled another concert in Australia after many girls were injured in the wild crowd.
One of the most significant six fast facts about Justin Bieber is that he is the first lone singer to have four Top 40 singles before even releasing an album. He is the youngest singer to have five No.1 albums in the United States. By the time his My World 2.0 debuted at No. 1 in March, Bieber was literally known everywhere. The video for his single Baby was viewed more than 107 million times. He performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, on The Tonight Show and at the White House. He appeared on Saturday Night Live.
Much ado about Justin Bieber
Last year on March 4, Bieber allegedly turned up two hours late to a concert in London, enraging his fans. In the same year in July, a leaked video allegedly showed Bieber urinating in a mop bucket and damaging a picture of former U.S. president Bill Clinton. Later Bieber apologized to Clinton.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office issued a search warrant at Bieber’s home in Calabasas, in association with an alleged egging of his neighbor’s home. On Jan. 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested on suspicion of drag racing and driving under the influence in Florida’s Miami Beach. At the end of January this year, Bieber was charged with assault in Toronto, Canada, for reportedly assaulting a limo driver on Dec. 30.
In February 2011, a 3D concert film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, was released. The film earned almost $100 million globally. Directed by Jon M. Chu, a sequel to the movie was released on Dec. 25, 2013 entitled Justin Bieber’s Believe.
Some secrets of Bieber
Bieber loves the movie The Notebook. Friends and Smallville are his favorite television shows. He likes Disneyland, and had been there on a Valentine’s Day date with Selena Gomez and also to perform at the 2011 Disney Christmas Parade.
With millions of Twitter followers, Bieber frequently responds to fans’ questions and retweets their greetings. “I also try to read all of my fan mail,” he said. Interestingly, many of his fans send him candy, but he can’t eat it because his mother said that it might be poisonous.
Justin Bieber six fast facts would be incomplete without revealing his song writing secret. As a songwriter, Justin Bieber specializes in two subjects: tender ballads about his parents’ divorce and the kind of desperate puppy love to which anyone who has ever been a teenager can relate.
By Rahad Abir