Justin Bieber: a pop singer who is just as famous for his hair and off-stage antics as he is for his music. What is it about the Biebs that draws us in so much? Is it his adorable boy-next-door-meets-bad-boy look? His ever-changing, lesbian-chic hairstyles? His numerous run-ins with the law? It’s probably a combination of all of these, a naughty yet undeniably delicious Canadian stew.
Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 in London, Ontario, Canada. He was famously discovered on YouTube and subsequently signed to Usher’s record label (who won a bidding war with Justin Timberlake). In 2010 he released the song “Baby” from his debut album My World 2.0
, which is his most successful single and remains the highest-certified digital song of all time.
He’s sold an estimated 100 million records, earned three Grammy nominations and one win, won 13 Billboard music awards, and received numerous other awards. His most recent album, Purpose
, released in late 2015, became his sixth album to debut at number one. Bieber has also appeared in several movies, including the highly successful Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
, which was released in 2013.
In 2015, Bieber became one of the faces and bodies of Calvin Klein, and photos of his sculpted, tatted body were all over the internet, much to the delight of many women and men everywhere. This delight was amplified when nude photos of Bieber leaked—on two separate occasions.
While the road has largely been paved with gold for Bieber, he has also gotten into some trouble along the way. He’s been arrested several times—twice for reckless driving, once for DUI, and once for assault. Fortunately for Bieber, he still has the adoration of millions of Beliebers—and fully-grown adults.