Who Is Justin Bieber?
Looking for information on who is Justin Bieber? Justin Bieber was born in Ontario, Canada on March 1st, 1994. His father was never really in the picture, which means Justin Bieber's mother, Patti, was his primary caretaker. Many people do not realize that Justin Bieber grew up below the poverty line, which makes his story even more amazing. Justin Bieber had an interest in music since he was a kid. When he was only two years old, his mother, Patti, bought him a drum set, and the rest is history. No one would have expected that Justin Bieber, a kid that grew up in the small town of Statford, would turn into the sensation that he is today.
Justin Bieber started entering singing competitions when he was around 12 years old. To make it easier for his friends and family to view the footage from the singing competitions that he participated in, he posted videos of the performances on YouTube. Justin Bieber had no idea that those videos would be the start to his amazing career.
When Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive for So So Def, stumbled upon Justin Bieber's videos, he immediately loved them. After viewing the performance videos, Braun contacted Justin Bieber and flew him out to Atlanta, Georgia so he could meet with some music executives.
Usher was also at the meeting that Braun arranged with Justin Bieber. A week after the initial meeting, Usher flew Justin Bieber back to Atlanta and wanted to sign him to a record deal with Island Def Jame Records on the spot. However, Justin Bieber had a meeting lined up with Justin Timberlake also, who wanted to sign him, so he declined to sign on the spot. In the end, though, Justin Bieber decided that Island Def Jame Records was best for him and signed with Usher, who was backed by LA Reid, one of the best record executives in the history of music.