Justin Bieber Justin Bieber was born in 1994, in Canada, and, at a very young age, went on to impress the gallery, worldwide, with his singer/songwriter talents and style. After training in sports and chess, he taught himself to play the piano, guitar, drums and trumpet. By the tender age of 12, he had already earned himself second place in a singing contest, in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. His mother was so proud and eager to show off Justin’s talents that she posted videos of him on YouTube. That’s how he came to be recognized by artistic agent Scooter Braun, in 2008, who happened to be on the look-out for new talents at that time. Despite some reluctance on his mother’s part, Justin Bieber left for Georgia with Braun to record a few demos. Before long, he was on Braun and Usher’s label, then went on to sign a deal with Island Records in October 2008. It was time to move to Atlanta, with his mom. A few months later, he released his first single, One Time – an immediate hit, reaching 17th position on the Billboard charts! A flurry of subsequent singles followed, with One Less Lonely Girl, Love Me and Favorite Girl, all off of his My World EP. As early as 2010, when Bieber was just 16 years old, the talented artist embarked on his first big tour, counting 127 dates! On the strength of his album entitled My World 2.0 and various TV appearances, Justin Bieber rapidly gained 2nd place in Forbes’ list of highest paid celebrities under the age of thirty! A wave of Bieber Mania among teenagers worldwide accompanied this rise to fame. He has since released several albums: Under the Mistletoe, Believe and Purpose. The single Love Yourself, taken from this latter and most recent album, has, once again, met with huge success.