Born in Stratford, Ontario, Justin first broke into the music industry when music manager Scooter Braun spotted his performances on YouTube and then joined forces with superstar Usher to sign thirteen-year-old Justin to a record deal with Island Def Jam Music Group.
Justin''s latest number 1 album,Believe, came out in June 2012. It follows his number 1 Christmas album,Under the Mistletoe, which was Justin''s third number 1 debut in just 18 months. This incredible achievement makes Justin the youngest artist in Billboard history to have a holiday album enter at number 1 and then first solo artist in Billboard history to chart three number 1 albums before his 18thbirthday. Prior toUnder the Mistletoe, Justin''s first albumMy World 2.0debuted at number 1 in the charts and featured the single ''Baby'', which remains the number 1 most-viewed YouTube video, with currently over 700 million views.Never Say Never: The Remixes, the soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in US history, also entered at number 1 in 2011.
Just Getting Startedis Justin''s second book, following on from the international bestsellerFirst Step 2 Forever: My Story.