Back in 2007 Pattie Mallette, a young single mother uploaded a video of her 12 year old son performing in a local singing competion in Stratford, Ontario, Canada under the name 'Kidrauhl' so family who didn't live close could watch. To Pattie's surprise the video quickly got hundreds of views from people all over the world, praising her son's singing voice. When Pattie and Justin realised how liked he was becoming they recorded more videos of him singing songs such as Chris Brown's 'With You' and Ne-Yo's 'So Sick'.
Meanwhile Scooter Braun, former marketing executive of So So Def Recordings clicked on one of Justin's videos by accident, impressed by the young boys talent Scooter tracked down the singer and made contact with Pattie.
After convincing the two, Scooter flew them out to Atlanta, Georgia to record some demo tracks. Singing infront of the likes of Usher and L.A. Reid from Island Def Jam Group.
In October 2008 Reid signed the young Canadian to Island Records and Justin and his mother moved to Atlanta to begin a career with Braun and Usher.
By March 2010 Justin's debut album My World 2.0 (a follow up to EP 'My World') was released. Made up of hits like 'One Time', 'Eenie Meenie' and record breaking 'Baby' the now 16 year old was thrown into the spotlight.
Justin Bieber had become “the next big thing” and “Bieber Fever” was spreading.
After a successful debut tour, apperances at The Grammy's, 3D movie 'Never Say Never' and much more, Justin released 'Believe', his second album in 2011. With this album Justin moved away from the teen pop sound that had made him famous and tried out a more R&B vibe. Collaborating with rappers, Big Sean, Drake and Nicki Minaj, Justin was turning the heads of a new audience, but he was also about to turn heads for the wrong reasons too.
During the Believe Tour Justin's reputation took a knock after an incident with paparazzi in London. Now 19, he was branded a trainwreck after being caught with weed multiple times and allegely egged a neighbours house with friends, amoungst other things.
The biggest blow to Justin's career was when he was arrested for driving under the influence in January 2014.
After having a whirl wind era of a second tour, a second movie, 3 albums ('Believe', Christmas album 'Under The Mistletoe', Journals') Justin announced he would be taking a year out to clean himself up.
By November 2015 Bieber was back and back with a bang. Songs on 'Purpose', Justin's fifth studio album have smashed records previously set by Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Justin's fanbase has grown even more with a sell out arena and stadium world tour and he even has a Grammy to his name.
He has claimed to of found his purpose and is far different from the lost Bieber a few years ago. With four Grammy nominations this year and hit single after hit single, the future looks bright for Justin.
Looks like this trainwreck got back up on the tracks.