Justin Bieber's Biography
Justin Bieber was raised by a single mother Pattie Mallette, who had two jobs to make ends meet and told EW: "We were living below the poverty line. We had a roof over our heads and we had food in the house, but we really struggled."
As a young child, Justin Bieber taught himself to play drums, guitar and keyboard.
When he was 12, Justin Bieber came second in a local singing competition called Stratford Idol.
As friends and family did not get to the competition he started posting videos on YouTube of himself singing.
In a Billboard video interview with Justin Bieber, he explained how his manager Scooter Braun flew him out to Atlanta where he met Usher by accident, but nothing happened, but then after Usher saw the YouTube videos, he flew him back to Atlanta. Usher and Justin Timberlake both ended up interested in signing Justin.
In October 2008 Justin Bieber signed with Island Records and RBMG, a label on which Scooter Braun and Usher were partners.
Bieber's debut album, My World, spawned seven singles that all made the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
In July 2010 BBC's Newsbeat reported that Justin Bieber had overtaken Lady Gaga to have the most viewed music video on YouTube. At the time, Baby had been watched more than 250 million times.
In August 2010 it was revealed that Justin Bieber had signed up with Harper Collins to publish his first volume of memoirs.
In November 2010, Justin Bieber won four categories at the American Music Awards: artist of the year, best pop album, best pop male, and breakthrough artist.
In June 2012, Justin Bieber topped the UK album chart with Believe.
In January 2016, Justin Bieber created a record in the UK when he had three singles in the top three selling slots: Love Yourself was at No1, Sorry was at No2 and What Do You Mean? was at No3 in the charts.
In August 2016, Justin Bieber claimed the top two spots in the UK singles chart for the seventh time in a year.
In the same month he deleted his Instagram account because of abuse to his girlfriend Sofia Richie.
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