Justin bieber

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Justin Bieber Biography
An old soul is the last thing you would expect to find
inside Justin Bieber. But all it takes is one listen to
the 15 year-old soul-singing phenomenon to realize
that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop
peers. After posting dozens of homemade videos on
YouTube in 2007, where the multi-talented Bieber
put his impeccable spin on songs from artists likeUsher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, Justin racked up
over 10,000,000 views purely from word of mouth.
“I started singing about three years ago,” says the
Canadian native who grew up an only child in
Stratford, Ontario. “I entered a local singing
competition called Stratford Idol. The other people
in the competition had been taking singing lessons
and had vocal coaches. I wasn’t taking it tooseriously at the time, I would just sing
around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.”
In an effort to share his victory with his loved ones, Justin began posting his
performance footage online. “I put my singing videos from the competition on
YouTube so that my friends and family could watch them,” he says. “But it turned
out that other people liked them and they started subscribingto them. That’s how
my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now
I’m signed!”
Seven months after Justin started posting his videos online, former So So Def
marketing executive Scooter Braun flew the then 13-year old singer to Atlanta, GA
to meet with his elite colleagues. As if Justin’s natural singing talent wasn’t enough
to impress Scooter’s inner circle, Braunknew Bieber was also a self-taught musician
who plays the drums, guitar, piano and trumpet.
“Right when we flew into Atlanta, Scooter drove us to the studio and Usher was
there in the parking lot,” remembers Bieber. “That was my first time ever being out
of Canada so I went up to him and was like, ‘Hey Usher, I love your songs, do you
want me to sing you one?’ He was like, ‘No little buddy,just come inside, it’s cold
out.’”
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All it took was a short time online for Usher to realize he was in the company of a
future superstar. “A week later Usher flew me back toAtlanta,” says Bieber. “I
sang for him and his people and he really wanted to sign me then and there but I
still had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me. It turned
out Usher’s deal was way better. He had L.A. Reid backing him up and Scooter had
a lot of really good connections in Atlanta. I always tease Usher now and remind
him how he blew me off the first time we met.”In October of 2008, Justin Bieber officially signed to Island Records. His debut
album, My World is an intimate look into the mind of a budding young renaissance
man. With production from star hit men like The Dream and Tricky Stewart who
produced “Umbrella” for Rihanna and Beyonce’s smash, “Single Ladies (Put A
Ring On It),” Justin has everything he needs to achieve pop supremacy.
His firstsingle, “One Time” produced by Tricky, is about one of Justin’s favorite
topics, puppy love. Usher joins Justin on “First Dance” where the two share verses
on a song that Bieber describes as, “A slow groovy song that people can dance to.”
On the Midi-Mafia produced “Down to Earth” Justin digs deep to talk about
growing up. “Bigger” finds the teenaged singer maturing at a steady rate, whilemotivating his listeners to strive for their goals.
“I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way,” says Justin. “My
message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it. I grew up below the
poverty line; I didn’t have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger
as a person it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want
to go to...
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