It all began soon after Justin Bieber's single mother Pattie Mallette uploaded a video of the then 12-year-old Bieber covering American R&B singer Ne-Yo's 'So Sick' at a local talent hunt in 2007. The upload was also how former record executive Scooter Braun discovered Justin Bieber and connected him with Usher in the same year. And as they say, the rest is history.
Justin Bieber. Pics/Santa Banta
From his first hit number 'Baby' to winning a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for the song 'Where are ü now' in collaboration with Skrillex & Diplo, Bieber has come a long way! As Justin Bieber is all set to perform in Navi Mumbai on May 10 as part of his Purpose world tour, we dig up some interesting facts about the Canadian singing sensation you may not have known.
From his first hit number 'Baby' to winning a Grammy this year for Best Dance Recording for the song 'Where are ü now' in collaboration with Skrillex & Diplo, Justin Bieber has come a long way!
1. Justin Bieber is the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record feature on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. If not a singer, Justin Bieber says he would have been an architect.
3. Justin Bieber's father, Jeremy Bieber, is a former MMA fighter.
4. He can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than a minute.
5. His hobbies are skating, football, hockey, basketball and golf.
6. His favourite TV shows include Friends, American Idol, Grey’s Anatomy and Smallville.
7. Justin Bieber plays guitar, piano, percussion and trumpet.
8. His favourite artists are Usher, Chris Brown, Elliot Yamin, Rascall Flatts, Billy Talent and T-Bone.
9. With more than 35 million followers, Justin Bieber became the most-followed person on Twitter on January 21, 2013 — beating Lady Gaga. Now, he boasts more than 76 million, but Katy Perry holds that title with over 83 million.
10. He was listed by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012 and 2013.