Justin Bieber is Born
Justin Drew Bieber (pronounced /ˈdʒʌstɨn ˈbiːbər/; born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian pop/R&B singer.
He was discovered on YouTube by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager. Braun flew Bieber to Atlanta, Georgia, to consult with Usher and soon signed a record deal with Island Records, where he began his professional career.
Bieber was born in Stratford, Ontario, and was raised by his single mother, Pattie Mallette. He was 12 years old when he entered a local singing competition in Stratford, placing in second. He taught himself how to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. In late 2007 Justin and his mother began posting videos on YouTube so that his family and friends that could not attend his performances would be able to view them, posting his cover versions of songs by Usher Chris Brown, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and more.