Just when we thought the whole world knew about Justin Bieber, we meet a friend who’s heard the name but really has no clue who he is. Where have they been living for the past year? We’re sure you’vemet the type, too; that’s why we’ve created this handy dandy Justin Bieber primer for you to forward to the head-in-the-sanders. It’s just in time, too—the Biebs is set to play the ACC this Saturday.2007: Bieber’s mom posts a video on YouTube of him performing Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” at a singing competition in his hometown of Stratford. The performance (it now has over 1.3 million views) wasfollowed by dozens more, launching him to on-line stardom.
2008: Scooter Braun discovers Bieber through YouTube, becomes his manager and introduces him to Usher, who signs him to the Raymond Braun MediaGroup (after beating out Justin Timberlake for the honour).
November 2009: Bieber’s debut album, My World, goes platinum, making him the first artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Top 100from a first effort.
March 2010: Bieber releases a follow-up to his debut album, My World 2.0, which contains the single “Baby,” featuring Ludacris. The song debuted at number five on the Billboardcharts before the album came out, helping its first-week sales to exceed 283,000 copies.
April 10: Solidifying his pop-culture cred, Bieber appears on Saturday Night Live. In one sketch, hisinfatuated teacher (played by Tina Fey) calls him “a dreamy Christmas elf.” People over the age of 15 finally figure out who that Bieber kid is.
April 26: Bieber’s concert in Sydney, Australia, iscancelled when eight girls are hospitalized after being trampled in a tween stampede caused by rumours that the Biebs had arrived at the venue early.
April 29: The moment we were waiting for: Bieberadmits his voice cracks.
May: Kim Kardashian receives death threats after the two were (ridiculously) rumoured to have struck up a romantic relationship at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner....
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