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(Justin Drew Bieber;) Ontario, 1994) singer of pop Canadian whose still-fledgling musical career has been already recognized with the MTV award best artist revelation, which was awarded in September 2010. At that same time, the number of his followers on Facebook amounted to 13 million. And it is that the young artist, who turned 16 on March 1, 2010, has managed in just two years form a true legion of followers around the world and beat records of sales until now unthinkable for a debutant musician.
Home of My World (2009)
Son of Pattie Mallette, woman of deep convictions religions who had to educate him without parental support, the small Justin showed early music skills: with twelve years he won second prize in a local contest of singing held in Stratford. Shortly after, his mother had the idea of filming their interpretations and upload them to YouTube. By then, of course, Justin Bieber lacked his own repertoire, and sang famous songs from some of their favorite artists such as Chris Brown, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake and Usher.
It can be said that Justin Bieber is another case study in the new generations of artists who emerge with and thanks to the Internet and the global maelstrom of social networks and electronic word of mouth. Their videos on YouTube it was coincidentally discovered by Scooter Braun (co-owner with Usher of RBMG company), who quickly got in touch with Pattie Mallette and made him see the enormous potential of his son. Justin made a recording in Atlanta and soon aroused the interest of the footballer Usher. Rapper hand, Bieber joined the RBMG and the label Island Records in October 2008, and, along with his mother, was installed in Atlanta.
The success was from then brilliant. He had not completed even recording his first album when his first single, One time (July 2009), was placed in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100 charts and became Platinum in the USA and Canada, and disk of gold in Australia and New Zealand. The theme, a love song very praised by its letter, wisely combined pop with touches of R & B and hip-hop; the delicate voice of Justin did the rest.
Home of My World (2009)
His first album, My World, which in its first week would reach the sixth position of the Billboard appeared in November 2009. It is extracted three singles also best selling: One less lonely girl, Love me and Favorite girl. With a fusion of pop and R & B that has been the influence of Michael Jackson, and promoted by numerous live performances on television, My World launched definitely Justin Bieber to stardom. In Christmas of 2009 he sang for Barack Obama and his family at the White House, in January 2010 presented the Grammy awards gala and, shortly thereafter, released his second album, My World 2.0, which reached the number one of the Billboard in its first week, landmark ever achieved by an artist of his age since the times of Stevie Wonder.
The new album, actually presented as a second part of the first, showed a more mature Bieber and a greater attachment to the R & B than its predecessor. After a series of appearances on television and in various cities in the United States and Canada, Bieber began in June 2010 promotion globally of this second disc with My World Tourworld tour. While his popularity did not stop increase, came the first surveys of the industry: in September 2010 received the MTV award for best artist revelation by her single Baby (Advancement of My World 2.0), whose music video was the most-watched on YouTube two months earlier.
With beginnings such as these, it is clear that the career of this young man's shy appearance and angelic factions will have yet a long way. Attraction exerted is such that on more than one occasion have had to suspend their concerts: the number of followers who congregate exceeds such as forecasts that the organisers cannot guarantee the security of the event.
Bieber, however, not considers himself as a star for consumption by adolescents. Once said: "I think that adult people can appreciate my music because I sincerely show my heart when singing, and that is not kitsch. I think that I can continue to grow as an artist and my fans will grow with me." And against the reckless optimism of other young performers, said: "real life is not perfect, and my songs are trying to reflect this. Only we can try to extract the best of what we have." So was highlighted in topics as Down to earth, about the traumatic experience involving the divorce of their parents.