A singing sensation, teenage heartthrob, and now he is being turned into a doll. Yes, Justin Bieber is the success story that every teenager yearns for. Not content with the success he has had with his music, his own line of Justin Bieber singing dolls, Justin Bieber nail polish and a Justin Bieber fragrance are all expected to be launched soon. And he is only 16 years old!! I guess he is trying to get the maximum benefits from his popularity. But I doubt his popularity is going to subside anytime soon.
Talking about popularity, what a way to get discovered. It all started when he entered a local singing competition in his hometown in Stratford. He was placed 2nd in the competition. (What happened to the guy who came 1st in that competition? Anybody looked for him?? I mean...he did beat Justin Bieber!!)
Anyway, his friends and family had missed his performance at the competition, so his mum uploaded his gig on YouTube so everyone could watch his performance.
Who is Justin Bieber?
Justin Drew Bieber was born on 1st March 1994 in Canada. He lives in Stratford Ontario. He is a self taught musician and knows to play the drums, piano, trumpet and guitar. When he gets the time, he hopes to learn to play the violin too. His parents are divorced. His mum accompanies him on all his tours and shows. Has some high profile friends like Taylor Swift, Celena Gomez, Usher.
How did it all start?
Scooter Braun (now Justins' manager) discovered his amateur YouTube clip that his mother had posted and was impressed. He contacted Justin, and arranged him to meet with the megastar Usher. Usher was so extremely fascinated with Justin's talent that he immediately made some calls and got him signed up with Island Records in Oct '08. Justin...that is Justin Timberlake was also interested in signing up Justin Bieber, but in the end Usher negotiated a better contract for him.
His achievements so far
Justin released his first single "One Time" in 2009. The song made it to number 17 on the Billboard 100. It was followed by his debut release, My World, on November 17, 2009, which was certified platinum in the United States, making him the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. His best chart topping song was the single "Baby". His first full studio release, My World 2.0, was released on March 23, 2010 and has since received similar success. It debuted at number one in the USA. Justin Bieber's fame has landed him several guest spots on television, including Saturday Night Live, CSI and True Jackson, VP. A movie by the name "Never Say Never" is also in the pipeline, where he will appear as himself. This movie is expected to be released in 2011. Apart from his concerts, he has also performed live in several shows such as MTVU's VMA '09 tour, The Today Show, Lopez Tonight, Good Morning America to name a few.
JB mania is set to continue if not grow, as his popularity is on the rise not only among the teens but with adults as well. Justin is a down to earth guy and the success has not gone to his head. I hope he gets all the success and happiness he deserves.