Name: Justin Drew Bieber
Birthdate: March 1, 1994
Hometown: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Before They Were Stars: Justin Bieber was born to single mom Patricia Mallatte, who raised him in low-income housing. As a young child, Bieber was a keen chess player and musician; he taught himself to play guitar, trumpet, drums, and piano. In 2007, Bieber started posting YouTube videos and busking outside a local theater. He was soon discovered by music marketing executive Scooter Braun, who recommended him for a record deal with Usher.
Where Are They Now: Bieber’s debut album My World went platinum in 2009 and was quickly followed by My World 2.0 in 2010. In 2011, Bieber released the biographical concert film Never Say Never, chopped off his trademark swishy hair, and continued to tour the globe.
Snakkle Snippet: A lock of Bieber’s famous hair sold for over $40,000 on eBay in 2011.
Snakkle Buy: Go behind the scenes with Justin Bieber on tour in Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.