NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- He has sold over six million records worldwide. His YouTube views top one billion. The video for his song "Baby" is the single most-watched online music video. He's sung for the President of the United States. And now, for the first time, Justin Bieber is going to tell all in his very own book.
Growing up an only child in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Justin was forever singing around the house and taught himself to play drums, guitar, piano and trumpet. At twelve years old, he placed second in a local singing competition. Justin channeled his passion into homemade music videos, which he posted to YouTube. The videos became instant word-of-mouth sensation, garnering an astonishing 10 million hits. These videos caught the eye of top music manager Scooter Braun and his partner, R&B Superstar Usher. They brought Justin to New York City to audition for LA Reid, Chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, who signed Justin on the spot. And the rest, as they say, is history.
In his very first book, Justin details his amazing and inspiring journey from small-town schoolboy to global phenomenon. Packed with exclusive, never-before-seen photos of Justin on and off stage, plus private, captured moments, this awesome story of Justin's epic climb to superstardom is a must-have for any true fan.
Justin Bieber's first album My World sent four songs into the Billboard Top 100 before the album debuted! My World was certified platinum within three months and became the first debut album ever to chart seven songs on the Billboard Top 100. His latest album, My World 2.0, debuted at #1 on the charts, and has since sold over six million copies worldwide. This #1 debut made Justin the youngest male solo artist since Stevie Wonder in 1963 to top the chart. Incredibly, sales of My World 2.0 increased in its second week, the first time a #1 debut has done that since the Beatles' hits CD 1 in 2000. Justin is also the youngest male solo artist in SoundScan history to chart two albums simultaneously in its Top 5.
Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story
By Justin Bieber
On sale: October 12, 2010
SOURCE HarperCollins Publishers