Justin Drew Bieber, born on March 1, 1994, is a Canadian singer renowned for his genre-defying music and widespread impact on modern popular music. Discovered by American record executive Scooter Braun in 2008, Bieber signed with RBMG Records and gained recognition with the release of his debut EP My World (2009), soon establishing himself as a teen idol.
Bieber is one of the most successful selling artists of all time, boasting an estimated 150 million records sold worldwide. He has been credited with three Diamond certifications from the RIAA for "Baby", "Sorry", and "Despacito". In addition, he has received numerous accolades, including two Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, eight Juno Awards, two Brit Awards, one Bambi Award, 26 Billboard Music Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 22 MTV Europe Music Awards (the most wins for any artist), 23 Teen Choice Awards (the most wins for a male individual), and 33 Guinness World Records.
Bieber's influence extends beyond music, as he was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2011 and has been listed on Forbes' annual ranking of the top ten most powerful celebrities from 2011 to 2013.