How Did Justin Bieber Get Famous?

Considering he was born in a small town in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Justin Bieber’s rise to global stardom is nothing short of an incredible feat. After the release of his hit singles “One Time” and “Baby” in 2009 and 2010, respectively, Justin Bieber amassed a fan following of millions of people and joined the ranks of other successful pop stars like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Madonna, and Jennifer Lopez.

So, who is Justin Bieber, and how did he become so famous? Keep reading to find out.

Background and family

Justin Bieber was born in Stratford, Ontario, and raised by a single mother and his maternal grandparents. As a child, he showed an inclination towards music. This led to him learning how to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. He was also an academically gifted child, graduating from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in 2012 with a perfect GPA.

In 2007, when he was only 12 years old, Bieber sang Ne-Yo’s song “So Sick” for a local singing contest and won second place. His mother used to upload videos of her son showcasing his musical prowess to YouTube, where his future manager, Scooter Braun, soon noticed him.

Rise to stardom

Justin Bieber’s singing videos on YouTube caught the attention of music executive Scooter Braun, who recognized that he had a real talent. Braun subsequently whisked him away to Atlanta, Georgia, to record music. A few days later, Bieber started singing for Usher.

His first single, “One Time”, became an instant hit and climbed to the number 17 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US. In the 2010s, he released several albums, including My World, Believe, and Purpose that had chart-topping hits like “Baby,” “Boyfriend,” “What Do You Mean?”, and “As Long As You Love Me.” Today, he is one of the most popular musicians around the world.

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