Though Justin Bieber is relatively young, he’s been a widely recognized name in the music world since 2007. Discovered by accident on YouTube by a marketing executive of So Def Records, Bieber was asked to travel to Atlanta to record demos. One week later he was singing with Usher. Bieber was 13 years old.
His achievements are numerous. He’s earned three Grammy nominations and one win, two Brit Awards, eight American Music Awards, twenty Teen Choice Awards, thirteen Billboard Music Awards and has been presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
He’s multi-talented. Not only does he sing but he can also play drums, trumpet, piano and guitar. He’s peaked many times on various record charts and continues to have great success. His most popular songs are all chart toppers.
Baby, featuring Ludacris
Released from his debut album My World 2.0, this song has received many positive critic reviews. It reached a #1 spot in France and also charted on top ten lists in the U.K, the U.S., Canada, Norway as well as Ireland, Hungary and Belgium. It’s certified Platinum 12 times in the United States.
Never Let You Go
Also released from My World 2.0. Bieber performed this song may times including on BET’s SOS: Saving Ourselves – Help for Haiti Telethon which was a benefit to aid the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. On the U.S. Billboard Top 100 the song peaked at #21. It also charted in the U.K., New Zealand and Canada.
This blues-y, soulful ballad gained positive reviews from critics and was dubbed the stand-out track from his debut album. He performed the song on both Saturday Night Live and American Idol. Bieber has stated this is the best song he’s ever recorded.
Eenie Meenie, featuring Sean Kingston
This song originally debuted on Kingston’s album Back 2 Life in 2010 but was eventually removed from the album for reasons unknown. In New Zealand and the U.K., it reached the top 10. In the U.S., Canada, Australia and Ireland it reached the top twenty.
Somebody to Love, featuring Usher
Usher originally recorded this song on a demo and then later given to Bieber to record with Usher singing background. It peaked at #15 on the U.S. Billboard chart. That was followed by several lows and peaks on different charts around the world. The song has been certified Platinum in the United States and Norway.
Never Say Never, featuring Jaden Smith
“Never Say Never “was the theme song for the movie The Karate Kid, which starred Jaden Smith. It was originally recorded by artist Travis Garland with rather sexually explicit lyrics. This later became Bieber’s second top ten songs in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100.
From his third album Believe, was first previewed on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012 on Bieber’s 18th birthday. Despite the fact most critics were not fans of the song, it did achieve significant commercial success. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Where are Ü Now, featuring Skrillex and Diplo
This song appeared on two albums – Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü and on Bieber’s fourth album Purpose. It was originally written to be a ballad but later it was decided by Bieber to make it a dance track. It won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording.
Beauty and a Beat, featuring Nicki Minaj
Being the only song from his album Believe that Bieber did not co-write, it was dubbed the third official single from the album. It peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was met with mixed reviews and on October 12, 2012, it had 10.6 million views which held the record for most views in one day on YouTube.
“Love Yourself” was released as a promotional single in November 2015. The song reached #1 in fifteen countries becoming Bieber’s third consecutive #1 hit. It also made the Adult Contemporary Chart, as well. It has been certified both Gold and Platinum nationally.