Why you should check him out: The 15 year old music wunderkind (he is self taught in the guitar, drums, piano and…trumpet) turned a chance parking lot meeting with Usher in Atlanta, GA into a kind of opportunity only his fellow peers can dream of. This led to a brief bidding war in which Justin Timberlake attempted to snatch Justin from the megastar and former kid wunderkind for himself…ultimately the then 14 year old settled into Island Records with Usher as a mentor. But before all that happened, the Canadian native was already a YouTube sensation, wowing his fans with covers from Usher, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder; building up over 10 million views through a grass-roots effort and word-of-mouth!
It has been already a whirlwind year for the teenage music prodigy in 2009, with appearances in his native Canada, his debut single ‘One Time’ gone platinum in Canada and climbing fast up the Billboard charts. He charmed US audiences at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and about to take one of the biggest stages one can take on the morning show circuit, ‘The Today Show’ later on this month!
He carries the kind of charisma and music talent not seen in anyone under the age of 16 since Usher himself took the music world by storm at the young age 13. It is no wonder the R&B star has taken the Canadian prodigy under his belt, Bieber’s potential is so high that perhaps…the sky is the limit.
His debut album, “My World’” will drop on November 17, 2009…so mark your calendars down as the date a music star was officially born!
Music video: One Time