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Justin Bieber's Unique Rise To Fame

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Who became the only artist to have five number one albums before turning 19 years old, the first person ever to reach a billion views on YouTube, and has made over 100 million dollars in less than three years, making him the most successful child star since Michael Jackson? No one other than Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber is the first to do many things, even by how he was discovered. What happens when a child star gets millions of dollars at such a young age, have to make adult decisions, and is forced to grow up in front of the spotlight? This downfall effect has destroyed and even taken the lives of some child stars. Will Bieber be the next train wreck? Justin Bieber’s early rise to the top ...view middle of the document...

When Bieber arrived in Atlanta, he was scheduled to go meet with many people interested in him. Bieber was entering a parking garage when he noticed Usher walking by him. Bieber immediately ran up to Usher and asked if he could sing for him, but Usher blew him off. Later that day, inside the building Bieber got to finally sing for Usher, who immediately wanted to sign him. This led to a battle between Usher and Justin Timberlake of who would get to sign Bieber. When Bieber met with L.A. Reid, he know that Usher would be who he would sign with. Bieber signed with Island Def Jam recording studios. This signing would lead to the very powerful upcoming of his early career ("Justin Bieber.").

With social media on his side, Bieber was continuing to grow in popularity through YouTube, Myspace, Twitter, and Facebook. His label doubted him at first, stating he would need Disney or Nickelodeon to help get him started. Bieber went ahead, knowing that the adults did not know how powerful social media was and is, and sought out to prove them wrong. Justin Bieber’s debut album was entitled My World and was released in November 2009. Usher appears as a guest vocalist on the album and also appears in the video for ‘One Time’. The track reached number one in Canada and also experienced global success. ‘One Time’ was followed by the release of singles such as ‘One Less Lonely Girl’, ‘Love Me’, and ‘Favorite Girl’. During a promotional tour, Justin Bieber was due to appear at a shopping mall in Long Island, but the visit had to be cancelled when an unexpected crowd of over 3,000 turned up and threatened to breach safety. A number of Bieber’s fans suffered minor injuries. The Vice President of Island Def Jam Records was arrested over the incident, as was reported to have disadvantaged the police’s crowd control efforts. Similarly, Scooter Braun was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal nuisance in relation to the event. At the Christmas in Washington event, Justin Bieber

performed for the U.S. President, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama. He sang ‘Someday at Christmas’, by Stevie Wonder. A few weeks following this event, Justin Bieber was one of the guests on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Secrest. Bieber was also chosen to be a presenter at the 52nd Grammy Awards....

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