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Birthday:March 1, 1994
Birthplace: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Listen to singing phenomenon Justin Bieber and you’ll realize he is light years ahead of other pop singers his age. Justin’s first release, My World, went platinum and gave him the highest debut by a new artist. Justin was also the first artist to chart seven songs from a debut on Billboard’s Hot 100!
It’s hard to imagine Justin Bieber without his legion of screaming fans, but Justin had a humble start. After posting dozens of homemade videos on YouTube in 2007, putting his unique spin on songs from artists like Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, Justin racked up over 10,000,000 views on his own.
Basically, Justin made it all happen himself. Hmmm. That’s good stuff. Good reason for everyone to be inspired while keeping in mind that our own actions can really make a difference.
This Canadian native who grew up an only child says he sort of started singing by accident when he entered a singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other contestants had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches while he was just singing around the house. He was only 12 and he came in second place. Not too shabby.
Many of Justin’s songs talk about world peace and human rights and making the world a better place. As we like to say at makepeace.org…ALL VOICES MATTER!