Justin was born in Stratford, Ontario, Ohio in 1994. His mother, Patricia "Pattie" Mallette became a mother at the young age of 18. They live in Atlanta today. His journey from a novice singer to an accomplished star is quite interesting. The young Justin gave his first solo performance at a very young age. His mother, Patricia uploaded his videos on YouTube that became viral on the internet. Justin climbed the staircase of success after this and he never looked back since then. He shook the nation with his debut album, My World in November 2009 that became quite a rage. His controversial personal life does not hinder the starâ€™s successful career. A Forbes report has declared him to be the highest earning celebrity under 30.
From then on, he never looked back. His mother took videos and shared them on YouTube, which became viral and were liked and shared throughout the world. Later, she also encouraged him to perform several covers of famous musicians like Michael Jackson and Stevie wonder. The budding musician became a sensation on the internet overnight. He flew to Atlanta accompanied by Braun, who had found him while researching on the internet and signed a contract with Usher.
Justinâ€™s mother Patricia Mallete was familiar with her sonâ€™s musical acumen. She gave wings to his interest by encouraging him in this field. After coming second at a local performance, his voice was shared though YouTube that soon became a hit throughout the world. In 2008, Scooter Braun, who has accidentally found his videos on the internet, discovered him. He was so impressed by his songs that he decided to become his manager. Braun introduced him to Usher after flying him down to Atlanta. Justin signed to Raymond Braun Media group and thus began his exciting singing career.
In the year 2009, he released his debut single â€œOne Timeâ€ that was listed in the top 30 in ten countries. It also reached Number 12 on the Canadian Top 100 in July 2009.
Later, in November 17, his debut release â€œMy Worldâ€ was accredited throughout the US. He was the first singer to have his seven songs a part of the Billboard Top 100. His other song from the same album, called One Less lonely single girl was so famous, it became a part of the Top 40 in the Billboard Hot 100.
The song also shared space with the top 15 in Canada and US. Justin performed at several concerts and gathered a huge fan following. He had the honor of performing in front of the president, Barrack Obama and first lady, Michelle Obama on December 2009. His song â€œSomeday at Christmasâ€ by Stevie Wonder enthralled the couple.
He was also a part of the re-make of the famous song â€œWe are the worldâ€ originally sung by Lionel Richie and Stevie wonder to benefit Haiti after the devastating earthquake. He sang the opening line of the song.
In March 23 2010, he received a platinum award in the U.S with his album â€œMy World 2.0â€.
Justinâ€™s personal life has been little rocky. He was arrested because of smoking Marijuana in 2013, and got violent with Paparazzi in Jan 2013. He was also arrested in DUI and attacked his driver in 2014.
Recognition And Awards
Justinâ€™s award list is humungous. He was nominated and won awards in various categories. Here's a few of them:
In 2010, he won the best artist of the year award and favorite pop/rock male artist award. He won the 2010 international award in MTV Brazil Music award. At the Billboard Awards, he won the award of the top new artist and top new social artist. He had also won the top streaming artist and top pop album for My World 2.0 in 2011. In the same year, he won the CMT Music awards in the category of the collaborative video of the year and the Bill Lowery Horizons award. Later, he won the MTV Movie awards for the â€œbest dropping jaw momentâ€. He won the Kids choice award Nickelodeon for his song â€œBabyâ€ again in 2011. He continued receiving awards and achieved a huge fan following until date.