Born in Ontario, Canada, Justin Bieber came into contact with music since a young age, from learning how to play a string of different instruments to singing. He fondness for music led him to singing at local competitions, where videos that were recorded of his performances were posted onto the video sharing site Youtube.
It was on this site where his video views and popularity started to increase tremendously, enough to alert the attention of Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive at record label So So Def, who at thetime offered to fly the young Justin Bieber to Georgia to try out his talent and the opportunity to sing for R&B superstar Usher. Pop star Justin Timberlake was also in the running to sign the talented youngster, but Bieber favoured Usher’s camp which subsequently led him to being signed to Island Records.
Justin Bieber Hit Songs
Justin Bieber released his first song One Time in 2009, which was produced by music producer Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart, who had also produced mega hits for the likes of Beyonce (Single Ladies) and Rihanna (Umbrella). The song One Time garnered positive reviews from music critics, whilst it peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving him his first top 20 hit. His next single One Less Lonely Girl was similarly as successful as his debut song, charting number 16 on the Billboard spot.
Justin Bieber again teamed up with producer Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart to unleash the single Baby, which also featured hip hop rapper Ludacris, who contributed his own verse to the song itself. Again, receiving favourable reviews from critics, the song became Bieber’s biggest song to date, ending at number 5 on the American Billboard in 2010, as well as doing equally well in charts around the globe.