Only 15 years old, Justin Bieber is creating a stir in the music industry. His singles are flying off the digital shelves across the internet and he has even begun to make the talk show rounds, including a recent appearance on Ellen. So just who is this new teen idol?
According to his Wikipedia entry, Justin grew up in Stratford, Ontario. Jordan loved music and even taught himself how to play piano, guitar, drums and even the trumpet. It wasn't until 2007 when Bieber got noticed. An inspiring tale for any young new artist, Justin was contacted by a local music record company after they viewed his self-uploaded videos on Youtube.
Soon after his popularity went off the charts as record companies from all over the world came calling. In fact, according to Wikipedia, both Justin Timberlake and Usher competed to sign the young crooner, with Usher's Island Records wining out. Justin Bieber's first album, My World, is set to drop on Tuesday, November 17th. The early singles for the album have succeeded beyond anyone's expectations. According to Billboard.com, One Time and One Less Lonely Girl have both made it into the top 20 pop charts. An amazing accomplishment for any 15 year old artist, let alone a previously unheralded kid from Ontario.
The amazing ride for Justin Bieber doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon. With an adoring female fan base and new album, Bieber will now be touring with teen sensation Taylor Swift. This is an incredible opportunity for Justin. Being supported by a star of Swift's caliber and attitude will only help Bieber adjust to his new found fame and fortune. With all the sorrowful tails of former teen idols, I hope Justin gets the advice and support he needs as his fame and fortune completely change the life he once knew.