Justin Bieber

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He has the soul of a seasoned artist. And a legion of fans to make him legit. Justin Bieber, at 15, is a singing wunderkind.

Raised by a single mom in Stratford, Canada, Justin entered a local “American Idol”-esque competition just for fun. With no formal musical training, he dazzled the crowd with his voice, not to mention his mastery of the drums, guitar, piano and trumpet. The musical autodidact came in second at age 12.

Soon afterward, he started uploading his jams on YouTube. He’s racked up more than 10 million views so far. Even Justin Timberlake and Usher started noticing him. They actually got into a bidding war to sign with him! Usher won. But, Justin Bieber is the big winner with his single “One Time” just going Platinum in his native Canada.

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32 Responses to Justin Bieber

  1. Juandy Liem says:

    What can we say about Justin ?

    He’s a totally natural born Music Genius…

    I suspect he has an embedded music intelligence program encoded into his DNA :)

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  2. Kyler says:

    I dont understand why he’s on this. I mean he can sing, what has he done to help people? I sing in the shower all the time and my mom compiments my singing, so why arent i on this?

  3. Alina says:

    i <3 him and he has an amazing voice that everyone loves!
    keep being the BEST

  4. n/a says:

    ya he is tottaly awesome lol and hott!!

  5. Rena says:

    OMG!!! His so cute!!!! But i have to go bye!!! I wish i could see him right now and he’ll just say “wanna hang out?” But i live in NOME Alaska and thats like way the heck out there. ok bye!!!

  6. SADIYA says:

    hi this is sadiya..all of u might not know me but am that girl who was on CNN a month from today or 4 weeks…anyways i just wanted to say that JUSTIN is a very young TALENTED singer…and i also would love to try to answer kyler’s question.
    @ dear kyler…u might probably think that he hasnt done anything to help people but i think he did..because am sure that he has inspired a lot of little kids that its ok to let ur vioce heard in the world..no matter how young you are and somekids and are starting to think about singing while they r young. i hope that aswered ur question…

    JUSTIN I JUST CANT SAY ANYTHING CUZ U R REALLY AWESOME AND U GOT ONE OF THE BEST TALENTS..SOOOO ALL I CAN SAY IS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.. and keep inspiring that you can do anything no matter how old you are….. ok <3 <3
    FYI….i watch that video "ONETIME" everyday..i thought i should let ya'll knw that. OK PEACE. <3

  7. blog sedekah says:

    justin….wow i like it..
    i think he is tottaly hot
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  8. Jami says:

    Kyler,
    I believe you have to be nominated to be a YPWR. Have your roommates nomintaed you? Keeping my fingers crossed!

  9. Rena says:

    I just love his eyes and like everything about him i’ve seen his blog and it’s awsome welll peace

  10. Kiersten says:

    I just love every thing about him his eyes, face, voice, and his hair. I love “One Time” it’s my favorite song. I was the first person at my shool to listen to him!!!

  11. katelyn says:

    Your so hot !

  12. Rena says:

    When ever i’m bored i think of JUSTIN BIEBER then i start to get all happy inside he’s so cute

  13. sarah alduende says:

    i love justin so much Karly Morgan and i are big fans

  14. Britney says:

    Lmao Kyler… (: I have to agree with you on that.
    Never heard about this Justin Bieber, but im always on Youtube…?
    Kinda cute, but looks younger than 15.

  15. jaciland says:

    he does look younger than 15, but he is hot, i’ve been listening to him 4 bout a 1 nd a half years

  16. Justin Bieber says:

    Thanks fans! I do look younger than 15 if you think about it but i am ! Ya youtube is my favorite too! i like Taylor Swift she is my favorite singer in the world! Love you all!!! my top fav show would have to be scrubs! i like turk the best!

  17. Justin Bieber says:

    love you all my fanssssssssssssssss! just so you know i am recording more songs so you all can be awaiting! for my cd coming soon!

  18. Catarina, =) says:

    I love Justin Bieber (L)

  19. Catarina, =) says:

    You’re here in my life » (L)

  20. sadie lelekatch says:

    I LOVE JUSTIN BEIBER BECAUSE HE HAS A CUTE ACE AND HIS GREATS HIT OF ALL ONE TIME I LOVE THAT SONG CALL ME JUSTIN @ 734 686 0077 BYE :P

  21. sadie lelekatch :) :P XP :s says:

    I LOVE YOU JUSTIN BEIBER

  22. katelyn says:

    (: justin bieber is realllly hot. :)

  23. Connor =P says:

    ahh, hes kinda kool, but he has a pretty good voice. and yea he does look like either 13 or like 14 or somethin soon hell be singin in a car like…..

    vroom! one time one time, BEEP BEEP BEEP!!!! WHAT THE **** IS UR PROBLEM!!! GOD I CNT BELIEVE IM 15 ALREADY!!!!!
    so ya justin ur ok i guess the girls luv yuh and uve got a good life so…
    nice :)

    (c0/\//\/0r)

  24. Angel S. says:

    sweet song bro good job…..

  25. Shelby Cook says:

    I love your music and I have since I seen your personal vedios on youtube. Singing music is a great thing to do, especailly if you singing about good stuff.

  26. Caitlin Bieber says:

    Well, this boy is AWESOME!!! and that is not a compliment its the TRUTH!!! He is so talented and really and truly has changed my life. Just his singin and hoW caring he is makes me love him more and more each day!!! i would so date him in a heartbeat if i had a chance, but unfourtanetly i will never:(

  27. solo piano says:

    hadn’t heard of him until tonight. thanks.

  28. Teheem says:

    I really love justin bieber becuz he has a nice voice, talent and hez super cute..

  29. thenation says:

    Justin is a natural performer and great singer. But he is also only 15 and singing about love and relationships. To be honest, if I was critical of Brittney, Miley, Swift and others bad influence than I feel than same about him, not that he is bad but he and all these other young talents singing about “LOVE” is crazy and should not be condoned. And now CNN is recognizes and awarding this type of behavior. This type of nonchalant acceptance of this is one major reason why kids are being sexually active and people in whole are treating intimate relationships too casual. Single parents, premarital sex, and divorce are all products of this behavior. And now adults are not just accepting it but awarding it.

  30. thenation says:

    I believe the host of this blog needs to re-evaluate Justin Bieber and put in place any young teen that devotes their time to some sort of community service or youth center or something. Not someone that influencing other KIDS to get into relationships and through around words like “LOVE” and “I want to be with you” talk. You help good children do the WRONG thing when you show them people like this being awarded. Once again he is great but his message is not. Let his money hungry or careless parents and perverted record executive support him getting into intimate relationships at this age as they help him influence others to do the same. Don’t support this behavior

  31. thenation says:

    I know, I know I’m too critical right? Wrong all these parents out here need to care about how your kids are influenced and how they influence others. It’s a fact relating to children that in every music genre from Country, Rap to Rock if an artist says they like a certain drink, type of clothes, or even just how they like to wear the clothes will be willingly mimicked by most of the young fans. Form clothes to personal preferences of the artist will be mimicked by our kids. That’s why it should be taken seriously. Obviously many adults don’t see this that’s why he is being awarded as a “young person who rocks”

  32. thenation says:

    If u cared or had half a brain you would take this down

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