Sunday, February 20, 2011

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never film tells story of his rise to fame

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
THE story of Justin’s rise to fame is told in Never Say Never – the 3D documentary of his life which grossed £18.8million in its ­opening weekend in the US.
He was born in Ontario, Canada, to Pattie Malette, who was 18 at the time and in a casual relationship with his father ­Jeremy.
Jeremy left when Justin was three leaving Pattie as a struggling single mum.
Justin’s musical flair was obvious from an early age. In the film he is ­seen, aged five, in a home video peering out from behind a fringe and shouting: “Mummy, this is how I drum” – before banging out a rhythm on a plastic chair.
He taught himself to play four ­instruments and when he was only 12 he started ­busking outside a local theatre.
He made £2,000 one summer, playing covers of songs by his R and B heroes Usher and Neyo then took Pattie to Walt Disney World with the proceeds.
She posted a clip of him in a local talent competition – in which he came second – on YouTube and it became a sensation.
In 2008, hip-hop talent manager Scooter Braun clicked on one of Justin’s uploads by mistake and decided he should meet the young ­musician.
Justin and Pattie flew to Atlanta and Braun became his manager.
As Bieber fever spread, Usher began to ­battle it out with Justin Timberlake, who also wanted to mentor the young star.
Justin ­eventually signed to Island Def Jam Records, the label his hero Usher had joined aged just 14. First album My World went ­platinum in the US in 2009 with its follow-up My World 2 reaching No 1 around the globe.
He is now the ­biggest teen star since Michael ­Jackson.

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