Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Justin Bieber is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian pop star who was discovered via YouTube. After his mother posted YouTube clips of her boy performing, Bieber went from an unknown, untrained singer to a budding superstar with a big-time record deal with Usher within two years.
There are more to know about Justin Bieber’s life, music, family, mentoship and more.
Here are the 29 facts that will dazzle you about Justin Bieber;
1. His Full name is Justin Drew Bieber
2. He was Born March 1, 1994 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
3. Bieber was only 11 months old when his parents divorced. He is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia “Pattie” Mallette.
4. He personally taught himself how to play Drums, Trumpet and Piano while growing up in Stratford, Ontario and his dad, Jeremy, also helped him on the guitar. One of the first songs Bieber learned on the guitar was Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
5. After he cut his hair, he auctioned it for $12,000 on eBay but later sold it for about $40,000 and he donated the proceeds to charity.
6. He helped build a school in Guatemala and recorded a video about what he learnt. He said it makes him happy whenever he renders help.
7. He also helped when Tornadoes swept over Oklahoma, he gave out chunks of tickets to victims to go for his concert and have fun despite of what happened.
8. He sang on the streets to make money.
Bieber decided that music thing could be a money-maker, so he sang on the street in front of the Stratford Theater. He raked in $3,000, which was enough to pay for him and his mom to go on their first vacation ever to Disneyland.
9. He Lost His First Talent Competition
As a youngster, Bieber said he preferred keeping his musical interests to himself. But he got up the courage to sing at a local talent competition at the age of 12. He sang Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” and came in second place. Though he lost, the competition was his first step to stardom. That was the video his mom posted on YouTube and Scooter Braun later found it. We all know how the rest of that story goes.
10. He Passed His License Test on the First Try
He passed his license test the first time around and Usher then handed him the keys to a Range Rover. Of course, the Biebs has added some really sweet rides to his collection since then. He is now the proud owner of a Fisker Karma, a tricked-out Batmobile Cadillac, and a Mercedes van that contains a recording studio.
11. He has more Twitter followers than the population of Canada!
12. His mentor is not another musician, but one of Hollywood’s greatest and most famous actor. Will Smith is his mentor. Smith confirmed that they speak once a week.
13. His father Jeremy is a former MMA fighter.
Success runs in the family! And let’s not forget that Justin actually boxes with his dad, too.
14. His favorite sandwich is tomato and mayo on Wonder Bread.
If you were wondering what the Biebs eats for lunch, wonder no longer. He’s a fan of a simple tomato and mayo combo
15. Biebs once dreamed of being an architect, stating that it would have been his career choice if his musical career not taken off at such a young age.
16. Scooter Braun,a college dropout was the one who discovered Bieber on Youtube and created an artist management company so he could sign him. Bieber owes much of his success to Usher after he later gave him a record deal, launching his career into the fast lane.
17. Bieber’s favorite animal of all time is a giraffe.
18. He was once late to one of his own performances in Salt Lake City because he was visiting a young fan in the hospital. The patient was suffering with leukemia and Bieber did not want to rush through the meeting with her so he took his time.
19. The private services of Bieber don’t come cheap. He charges between $5,000 to $10,000 an hour to perform at your next private party.
20. Bieber reveals that his biggest musical influences are Justin Timberlake, Craig David, Chris Brown, and Ne-yo.
21. Bieber is not a fan of cats. He said he once dreamed that a cat that ate him. Lol!
22. Bieber is bilingual, speaking both French and English. He is originally from Ontario, a French-Canadian province.
23. Purple is one of his favorite color. He is often seen wearing this shade in various hues.
24. Bieber is prone to claustrophobia, citing riding in elevators as being particularly difficult for him. He has been claustrophobic since he was only seven years old.
25. One of Bieber’s most famous romances was the relationship that he shared with fellow pop star Selena Gomez. After their breakup, she did not want to remain in contact with him.
26. In addition to not being a fan of elevators, Bieber also does not like clowns.
27. Bieber has many talents. Not only can he juggle, but he can also do front flips and backflips.
28. Bieber once got an F in school but he changed it to a B because he was worried about what will happen when he gets home.
29. The legendary musician most fun achievements was getting a road named after him. (Justin Bieber Way).
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