Artist Of The Month – Justin Bieber (May 2017)

Justin Bieber

With a magical voice and a meteoric rise to stardom, Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber has set an incredible illustration to the world that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it. Be it the worldwide sales of his platinum debut album, or landing his first Grammy last year, he has been a teen favourite throughout the last decade and still successfully stands to be. As the 23-year old mighty superstar finally lands India in almost a week, we couldn’t think of any reason not to announce him as our Artist Of The Month for May 2017, and take a look back at his mammoth of a musical journey that has been.

Artist Of The Month - Justin Bieber (May 2017)

Born to a single mother in 1994, Justin Bieber had his talent of singing in him all the way from the beginning. Around the age of 12, he took second place in a local talent competition and in no time turned into a YouTube phenomenon, following which he was discovered by R&B star Usher, who immediately signed the then 15-year-old to a recording contract. In May 2009 Bieber released his first single ‘One Time’ alongside a video featuring an appearance by Usher that went platinum in both Canada and America.

Same year saw the release of his debut EP “My World” which was preceded by four hit singles ‘One Time’, ‘One Less Lonely Girl’, ‘Love Me’ and ‘Favorite Girl’, all of which reached Top 40 of Billboard Hot 100 making him the only artist in history to have four singles from a debut album charting before the album’s release. While it was then only a matter of few months, and the Bieber charisma had taken over teenage girls around the globe and he released his full-length LP called “My World 2.0”; a ten-song release and boasted huge hits like ‘Baby’, ‘Eenie Meenie’ and ‘Somebody to Love’. Towards year end, “My Worlds Acoustic” had landed that featured acoustic versions of nine songs off the “My World” discs laying the perfect foundation for a movie on the rapid rise of Justin Bieber as one of the most sought after artists around the world.

Concert documentary “Never Say Never” earned more than $73 million at the box office with special appearances by pop stars like Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and Usher. Christmas 2011 brought the holiday-themed “Under the Mistletoe”, filled with several celebrity guest duets and an original song, ‘Mistletoe’, which stayed at number two in the Holiday Songs chart. While the following year saw the release of his third album titled “Believe” with popular single ‘Boyfriend’ followed by a massive tour and yet another another concert film titled “Justin Bieber’s Believe”. With main sound of the album revolving around dance and R&B, it also featured productions from Darkchild, Diplo and Max Martin. The teenage success was at the brim and Justin Bieber had his life living in entirety, be it by dating Selena Gomez for two years, or dragging himself into a number of troubles and headlining news for a series of public indiscretions, he was living a life of an ideal pop star.

Artist Of The Month - Justin Bieber (May 2017)

After quite a hiatus from the music scene, with ‘Home to Mama’ as the lone charting release in 2014, Justin Bieber finally made a comeback with a bang in 2015. He got his first No. 1 single with ‘What Do You Mean?’ after his collaboration with Jack Ü a.k.a. Diplo and Skrillex for ‘Where Are U Now’ which turned out to be a proper saviour as the song was a hit, reaching the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100, and later next year even bagged him his first ever Grammy award.

Artist Of The Month - Justin Bieber (May 2017)The track has been featured in his “Purpose” album in November 2015 alongside hits like ‘Sorry’ and ‘Love Yourself’ which registered sales of 413,000 and was ranked second only behind Adele’s “25“. “Purpose” made larger than ever appeal around the world as it bridged the gap of melodic pop music, a genre that works well with EDM, and lead to the evolution of Justin Bieber as a much more mature artist than ever.

A teen idol, a charming influencer and the immensely talented musician is all set to finally bless his Indian fans, and you can catch him perform live on May 10th in Mumbai for his Purpose World Tour by White Fox, alongside main supporting act Alan Walker, and our homegrown EDM sensations Sartek and Zaeden. You definitely know this is once in a lifetime opportunity, so grab your tickets if you haven’t yet from here. Check full event details below:

Artist Of The Month - Justin Bieber (May 2017)

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