Justin Drew Bieber ( BEE-bər, Born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian pop/R&B singer, songwriter and actor. Bieber was discovered in 2008 by Scooter Braun, who came across Bieber's videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with Usher in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher, and then to a recording contract with Island Records offered by L.A. Reid.
Bieber's debut single, "One Time", was released in 2009 and peaked in the top ten in Canada and charted in the top thirty in several international markets. His debut album, My World, followed in November 2009, and was later certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber's first full studio release, My World 2.0, was released in March 2010 and debuted at number one and within the top ten of several countries, and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the worldwide top-ten single, "Baby". The music video of "Baby" is currently ranked as the most viewed and most discussed YouTube video. Bieber followed-up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – which had an opening weekend gross that nearly matched the record for the biggest opening weekend for a concert-film. Bieber released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe in November 2011, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Bieber has received numerous awards, including Artist of the Year at the 2010 American Music Awards — and has been nominated for numerous awards, including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
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The discography of Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber consists of two studio album, one extended play, seven singles, thirteen music videos and three promotional singles. At the age of thirteen, Bieber was discovered on YouTube, and subsequently signed by R&B singer Usher, to a joint venture between the latter and his manager. Popular urban production duo Tricky Stewart and The-Dream were enlisted for Bieber's debut single, "One Time", which reached the top twenty in most music markets. Bieber's debut release, an extended play titled My World, was released on November 17, 2009. It debuted on charts worldwide, reaching the top five in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, where it opened at number one. The EP also included the successful follow-up single, "One Less Lonely Girl", and the promo singles "Favorite Girl", and "Love Me". A follow-up full-length studio album, My World 2.0 was quickly released on March 23, 2010. The set debuted at number one in the United States and several other countries, as well as reaching top five in most other countries. My World 2.0 was preceded by the release of lead single, "Baby," featuring American rapper Ludacris. It would go on to be top-ten hit worldwide.
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My Worlds Acoustic is a remix album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. Sold exclusively at Walmart retail stores, the album was released on November 26, 2010. The album features nine acoustic versions of songs from his debut EP, My World, and first album My World 2.0, as well as a new song "Pray." Internationally, the set is included as a part of the compilation album, My Worlds: The Collection, which included songs from the previous two releases. My Worlds Acoustic was released on iTunes, on February 8, 2010.
On October 18, 2010, Bieber announced on his Twitter plans for an acoustic album in time for the holiday season, and that it would feature unplugged versions of his songs, as well as a new song. Days later, on October 24, 2010, Bieber revealed that the album was set for release on November 26, 2010. In an interview with MTV News, Bieber said that the album was for the "haters" who say he cannot sing and saying his voice was auto-tuned, and that "stripping it down and having it kind of really mellow and being able to hear my voice" was his purpose. The singer said he wanted to do the acoustic set because the production sometimes "drowns out your voice" and "takes away from the singer, over the synths and everything."
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The song "Baby" was released as the lead single from the latter half of Bieber's debut album, My World 2.0. The track was written by Bieber with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "The-Dream" Nash, both of whom worked with Bieber on "One Time", and also by R&B singer Christina Milian and labelmate, rapper Ludacris. It was available for digital download on January 18, 2010. The song received airplay directly after release, the song officially impacted mainstream and rhythmic radio on January 26, 2010. The song is uptempo R&B, blending together doo-wop and hip-hop elements.
The song has received positive reviews from critics who complimented the song's effective lyrics and chorus, and commended Ludacris' part and the song's ability to have an urban twist. It has become Bieber's biggest hit to date, peaking at number one in France, and charting in the top ten of the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Australia, Norway, Japan, Ireland, Hungary, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, Slovakia, and New Zealand. In July 2010, the video became the most viewed video in YouTube history.
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“An Evening with Justin Bieber”, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL, 11/18/15