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Justin Bieber's Biography

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Who is Justin Bieber?

Justin Drew Bieber was born on 1 March 1994 in Ontario in Canada.

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.

In July 2017, after touring for two years promoting his 2015 album Purpose, Justin Bieber cancelled his remaining tour dates.

His decision came soon after China had reportedly banned Bieber for 'bad behaviour'.

In May 2019, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber had a number 1 single I Don't Care.

In January 2020, Justin Bieber revealed he has Lyme Disease.

In February 2020, when Changes topped the US chart Bieber overtook Elvis Presley to become the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number one albums.

In June 2022, he revealed he was suffering from facial paralysis, after a diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

In September 2022, Justin Bieber decided to take a break from touring, having been on a Justice world tour, for health reasons.

In January 2023, Justin Bieber sold his share of the rights to his music to Hipgnosis Songs Capital.

In 2023, he cancelled the remainder of his Justice tour for health reasons.

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