Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada and raised in Stratford, Ontario. He is the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. He is of French-Canadian, Irish, German, English, and Scottish descent. He has three younger half-siblings via his father.
Growing up, he showed a keen interest in music and taught himself to play many instruments, including guitar, drums, piano, and trumpet. His mother began posting videos of him performing musically on YouTube. The videos soon built up a fan following and caught the attention of talent agent Scooter Braun. Braun was able to secure an impromptu audition with Usher Raymond, who was impressed and helped Bieber to sign a record deal.
In 2009, his first single, "One Time," was a worldwide hit and was certified Platinum in Canada and the United States. His debut EP album, "My World," followed and was also an international success. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2010, he released his first full-length studio album, "My World 2.0." He also released a successful concert film, "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" (2011).
In 2012, he released his third studio album, "Believe." In 2015, he released his fourth studio album, Purpose.
He has won a Grammy Award and an American Music Award. He has been listed numerous times by Forbes magazine among the "Top Ten Most Powerful Celebrities in the World."
He has sold an estimated 140 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.