Justin Bieber’s mother begins uploading videos of him singing R&B covers to Youtube. Scooter Braun, a media proprietor, accidentally discovers him while searching for videos of another singer on the site, and convinces Beiber and his mother to sign with him and Usher. With Usher’s help, Bieber receives his first record deal.
Beiber begins recording his debut album. His first single “One Time” peaks at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and goes platinum. In November, he releases his first project My World, an EP (Extended Play).
Bieber releases his full-length debut album My World 2.0 shooting up to No.1 on Billboard, making him the youngest male solo artist to top the album charts since Stevie Wonder in 1963. The album’s single “Baby” breaks out as an international hit. Bieber begins dating Selena Gomez on and off.
Bieber stars in a biopic and concert movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, which grosses nearly $100 million at the box office. In June, Forbes names him on their list of Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30 for the first time. The youngest person on the list at just 17, Bieber reportedly made $53 million in the 12 months prior to the list’s release. He releases two albums Under the Mistletoe and Believe.
Believe hits No.1 album debut. Bieber moves away from teen pop sounds, taking on more contemporary pop and R&B notes.
Embarks on a 10-week campaign called Music Mondays, dropping one song every week. His second film Justin Bieber’s Believe hits theatres.
Bieber has several run-ins with the law involving DUI, vandalism, assualt, and reckless driving.
Releases his fourth studio album Purpose to a No.1 album debut.
Wins his first Grammy for Best Dance Recording with the song Where Are U Now.
The Chines government bans him from performing in China, citing his past behaviour.
Breaks up with Selena Gomez for the last time. Marries Hailey Baldwin.
Launches his own streetwear label, Drew House. Announces his fifth album at Coachella.