Justin Bieber The New Way!
An old soul is the last thing আপনি would expect to find inside Justin Bieber. But all it takes is one listen to the 15 year-old soul-singing phenomenon to realize that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop peers.
After posting dozens of homemade চলচ্ছবি on YouTube in 2007, where the multi-talented Bieber put his impeccable spin on songs from artists like Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder, Justin racked up over 10,000,000 মতামত purely from word of mouth.
"I started গান গাওয়া about three years ago," says the Canadian native who grew up an only child in Stratford, Ontario. "I entered a local গান গাওয়া competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking গান গাওয়া lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn't taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got সেকেন্ড place."
In an effort to share his victory with his loved ones, Justin began posting his performance footage online. "I put my গান গাওয়া চলচ্ছবি from the competition on YouTube so that my বন্ধু and family could watch them," he says. "But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them. That's how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now I'm signed!"
Seven months after Justin started posting his চলচ্ছবি online, former So So Def marketing executive Scooter Braun flew the then 13-year old singer to Atlanta, GA to meet with his elite colleagues. As if Justin's natural গান গাওয়া talent wasn't enough to impress Scooter's inner circle, Braun knew Bieber was also a self-taught musician who plays the drums, guitar, পিয়ানো and trumpet.
"Right when we flew into Atlanta, Scooter drove us to the studio and উশের was there in the parking lot," remembers Bieber. "That was my first time ever being out of Canada so I went up to him and was like, ‘Hey Usher, I প্রণয় your songs, do আপনি want me to sing আপনি one?' He was like, ‘No little buddy, just come inside, it's cold out.'"
All it took was a short time online for উশের to realize he was in the company of a future superstar. "A week later উশের flew me back to Atlanta," says Bieber. "I sang for him and his people and he really wanted to sign me then and there but I still had a meeting with Justin Timberlake who also wanted to sign me. It turned out Usher's deal was way better. He had L.A. Reid backing him up and Scooter had a lot of really good connections in Atlanta. I always tease উশের now and remind him he how he blew me off the first time we met."
In October of 2008, Justin Bieber officially signed to Island Records. His debut album, My World is an intimate look into the mind of a budding young renaissance man. With production from তারকা hit men like The Dream and Tricky Stewart who produced "Umbrella" for রিহানা and Beyonce's latest smash, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Justin has everything he needs to achieve pop supremacy.
His first single, "One Time" produced দ্বারা Tricky, is about one of Justin's পছন্দ topics, কুকুরছানা love. উশের joins Justin on "First Dance" where the two share verses on a song that Bieber describes as, "A slow groovy song that people can dance to." On the Midi-Mafia produced "Down to Earth" Justin digs deep to talk about growing up. "Bigger" finds the teenaged singer maturing at a steady rate, while motivating his listeners to strive for their goals.
"I'm looking অগ্রবর্তী to influencing others in a positive way," says Justin. "My message is আপনি can do anything if আপনি just put your mind to it. I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college and just become a better person."
A virtually untapped well of natural artistic talent, Justin Bieber is primed to be a solid force in সঙ্গীত for many years to come. "I think older people can appreciate my সঙ্গীত because I really প্রদর্শনী my হৃদয় when I sing, and it's not corny," he says. "I think I can grow as an artist and my অনুরাগী will grow with me." And just think, he's just getting started.