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Justin Bieber
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Bieber in Cannes, France, at the 2012 NRJ Music Awards ceremony
Background information
Birth name Justin Drew Bieber[1]
Born March 1, 1994 (age 19)[2]
London, Ontario, Canada
Origin Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop, R&B, teen pop[3][4][5]
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums,[6] trumpet[7]
Years active 2008–present
Labels Island, Teen Island, RBMG, School Boy

Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbbər/ BEE-bər; born March 1, 1994)[8] is a Canadian pop musician, actor, and singer-songwriter.[3][5] Bieber was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun,[9] who came across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with entertainer Usher Raymond in Atlanta, Georgia, Bieber was signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG),[10] and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive L.A. Reid.[6][11]

His debut extended play, the seven-track My World, was released in November 2009, and was certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.[12] Bieber’s first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, was released in March 2010. It debuted at or near number-one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the single “Baby“. He followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Bieber released his second studio album Under the Mistletoe in November 2011, when it debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album Believe on June 19, 2012, and it became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200.

Bieber has received numerous awards, including both Artist of the Year Awards at the 2010 American Music Awards and the 2012 American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. With a global fan base, termed as “Beliebers”, and over 40 million followers on Twitter, he was named by Forbes magazine in 2012 as the third-most powerful celebrity in the world. He had earned an estimated US$55 million in the previous 12 months. As of May 2012, Bieber has sold 15 million albums.[13]

Contents

Early life

Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, at St Joseph’s Hospital,[14][15] and was raised in Stratford, Ontario.[16] He is the son of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia “Pattie” Mallette. Bieber’s mother was 17 years old when she became pregnant. His parents were never married, but maintain a close friendship and common goals regarding their son’s personal and professional life. Mallette raised her son with the help of her mother, Diane, and stepfather, Bruce.[17]

In September 2012, Mallette’s memoirs, titled Nowhere but Up, were published. The book tells of her early life and her work with her son to pursue a career in the music industry. In her book, as well as in an interview with the Today show, Mallette talked about how everyone around her tried to push her toward abortion, and how she refused to abort her baby.[18] Mallette worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a single mother in low-income housing. Bieber has maintained contact with his father, who married another woman and had two children.[19][20]

Bieber’s paternal great-grandfather was German.[21] Bieber’s mother’s ancestry is French Canadian.[22][23] He has stated that he believes that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry.[24] He attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford, the Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School.[17]

Interested in hockey, soccer, and chess, he kept his musical aspirations to himself.[19] As he grew up, Bieber taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet.[16][25] In early 2007, aged 12, Bieber sang Ne-Yo‘s “So Sick” for a local singing competition in Stratford and was placed second.[25][26] Mallette posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see. She continued to upload videos of Bieber singing covers of various R&B songs, and Bieber’s popularity on the site grew.[11]

Career

2008–10: Career beginnings and My World

While searching for videos of a different singer, Scooter Braun, a former marketing executive of So So Def, clicked on one of Bieber’s 2007 videos by accident. Impressed, Braun tracked down the theater Bieber was performing in, located Bieber’s school, and finally contacted Mallette, who was reluctant because of Braun’s Jewish religion; she remembered praying, “God, I gave him to you. You could send me a Christian man, a Christian label!… you don’t want this Jewish kid to be Justin’s man, do you?”[19] However, after praying with her church elders and receiving their encouragement, she permitted Braun to fly Bieber, then 13,[11] to Atlanta, Georgia, to record demo tapes.[19] A week after arriving, Bieber sang for R&B singer/songwriter Usher.[27]

Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher.[10] Justin Timberlake was also reportedly in the running to sign Bieber, but lost the bidding war to Usher.[10][28] Usher then sought assistance in finding a label home for the artist from then manager Chris Hicks, who helped engineer an audition with his contact Antonio “L.A.” Reid of The Island Def Jam Music Group.[29] Reid signed Bieber to Island Records in October 2008 (resulting in a joint venture between RBMG and Island Records) and appointed Hicks as executive Vice-President of Def Jam where he would be able manage Bieber’s career at the label.[6][10][11][29] At that point, Bieber and his mother moved to Atlanta temporarily, also the home of Usher and Braun, to record and get counseling from Braun.[10] Braun became Bieber’s manager.[11]

Bieber with Teriy Keys in August 2009.

Bieber’s first single, “One Time“, was released to radio while Bieber was still recording his debut album.[30] The song reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 during its first week of release in July 2009,[11] and later peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. During fall 2009, it had success in international markets.[31] The song was certified Platinum in Canada and the US and Gold in Australia and New Zealand.[32][33][34] His first release, an extended play entitled My World, was released on November 17, 2009. The album’s second single, “One Less Lonely Girl“, and two promo singles, “Love Me“, and “Favorite Girl“, were released exclusively on the iTunes Store and charted within the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100.[31]

“One Less Lonely Girl” was later also released to radio and peaked within the top fifteen in Canada and the US, being certified Gold in the latter.[31] My World was eventually certified Platinum in the US and Double Platinum in both Canada and the UK.[35][36][37] To promote the album, Bieber performed on several live shows such as mtvU‘s VMA 09 Tour, European program The Dome, YTV‘s The Next Star, The Today Show,[38][39] The Wendy Williams Show, Lopez Tonight, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, It’s On with Alexa Chung, Good Morning America, Chelsea Lately, and BET‘s 106 & Park with Rihanna. Bieber also guest starred in an episode of True Jackson, VP in late 2009.[40]

Bieber performed Stevie Wonder‘s “Someday at Christmas” for U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House for Christmas in Washington, which was broadcast on December 20, 2009, on US television broadcaster TNT.[41] Bieber was also one of the performers at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2009.[42] Bieber was a presenter at the 52nd Grammy Awards on January 31, 2010. He was invited to be a vocalist for the remake of We Are the World (a song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie) for its 25th anniversary to benefit Haiti after the earthquake. Bieber sings the opening line, which was sung by Lionel Richie in the original version.[43]

On March 12, 2010, a version of K’naan‘s “Wavin’ Flag” recorded by a collective of Canadian musicians known as Young Artists for Haiti was released. Bieber is featured in the song, performing the closing lines.[44]

2010–11: My World 2.0, Never Say Never film, and Under the Mistletoe

Baby“, the lead single from his debut album, My World 2.0, which features Ludacris, was released in January 2010 and became an international hit. It charted at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten in several international markets.[31] Two promo singles “Never Let You Go“, and “U Smile” were top thirty hits on the U.S. Hot 100, and top twenty hits in Canada.[31] According to review aggregator Metacritic, the album has received “generally favorable reviews”.[45] It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making Bieber the youngest solo male act to top the chart since Stevie Wonder in 1963.[46] My World 2.0 also debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, Irish Albums Chart, Australian Albums Chart, and the New Zealand Albums Chart[31] and reached the top ten of fifteen other countries.[47][48]

To promote the album, Bieber appeared on several live programs including The View, the 2010 Kids Choice Awards, Nightline, Late Show with David Letterman, The Dome and 106 & Park.[49] Bieber collaborated with Sean Kingston on his single “Eenie Meenie” which also appeared on Bieber’s debut album. The song reached the top ten in the United Kingdom and Australia, and the top-twenty of most other markets. On April 10, 2010, Bieber was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.[50] On July 4, 2010, Bieber performed at the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City.[51] The second single from My World 2.0, “Somebody to Love“, was released in April 2010, and a remix was released featuring Bieber’s mentor Usher. On June 23, 2010, Bieber went on his first official headlining tour, the My World Tour, starting in Hartford, Connecticut, to promote My World and My World 2.0.[52] In July 2010, it was reported that Bieber was the most searched for celebrity on the Internet.[53] That same month his music video, “Baby“, surpassed Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance” to become the most viewed, and most disliked YouTube video ever.[54] It remained the most viewed video until November 2012. In September 2010, it was reported that Bieber accounted for three percent of all traffic on Twitter, according to an employee of the social-networking site.[55]

Bieber performing in Jakarta during his My World Tour.

Bieber began recording his second album in July 2010 in New York City.[56] At this point, because of puberty, his voice was deeper than it was when he recorded his first album. In April 2010, the singer discussing his vocals remarked, “It cracks. Like every teenage boy, I’m dealing with it and I have the best vocal coach in the world. […] Some of the notes I hit on “Baby” I can’t hit anymore. We have to lower the key when I sing live.”[57] Bieber guest-starred in the season premiere of the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which aired on September 23, 2010. He played a “troubled teen who is faced with a difficult decision regarding his only brother”, who is also a serial bomber. Bieber was also in a subsequent episode which aired on February 17, 2011, in which his character is killed.[58] Bieber performed a medley of “U Smile“, “Baby“, and “Somebody to Love” and briefly played the drums at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010.[59] Bieber announced in October 2010 that he would be releasing an acoustic album, called My Worlds Acoustic.[60] It was released on Black Friday in the United States and featured acoustic versions of songs from his previous albums, and accompanied the release of a completely new song titled “Pray“.[61]

A 3-D part-biopic, part-concert film starring Bieber entitled Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, was released on February 11, 2011, directed by Step Up 3D director Jon Chu. It topped the box office with an estimated gross of $12.4 million on its opening day from 3,105 theaters.[62] It grossed $30.3 million for the weekend and was narrowly beaten by the romantic comedy Just Go with It, which grossed $31 million.[63] Never Say Never reportedly exceeded industry expectations, nearly matching the $31.1 million grossed by Miley Cyrus‘s 2008 3-D concert film, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, which holds the record for the top debut for a music-documentary.[64] Never Say Never grossed a total of $98,441,954 worldwide.[65] The film is accompanied by his second remix album, Never Say Never – The Remixes, released February 14, 2011, and features remixes of songs from his debut album, with guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, and Kanye West, among others.[66]

In June 2011, Bieber was ranked #2 on the Forbes list of Best-Paid Celebrities under 30. He is the youngest star, and 1 of 7 musicians on the list, having raked in $53 million in a 12 month period.[67] On November 1, 2011, Bieber released Under the Mistletoe, his second studio album. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 copies in its first week of release.[68]

2012–present: Believe

Bieber performing during his Believe Tour in October 2012.

In late 2011, Bieber began recording his third studio album, entitled Believe. On February 22, 2012, Bieber announced via Twitter that the first single off Believe would be released in March 2012.[69] The following week, Bieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to announce that the first single would be called “Boyfriend” and would be released on March 26, 2012.[70] The song was co-written by Mike Posner.[71] The song debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, selling a total of 521,000 digital units, the second-highest-ever debut digital sales week.[72] Bill Werde of Billboard noted that it failed to debut at number one because the digital download of the track was available only through iTunes Store, “restricting the buying option for those that do not frequent the Apple retail store.”[73] “Boyfriend” became Bieber’s first single ever to reach the top position on the Canadian Hot 100 by debuting at number one and staying on for one week.[72]

His third studio album, Believe was released on June 19, 2012, by Island Records. The album marks a musical departure from the teen pop sound of his previous releases, and incorporates elements of dance-pop and R&B genres. Intent on developing a more mature sound, Bieber collaborated with a wide range of urban producers for the release as well as some long-time collaborators, including Darkchild, Hit-Boy, Diplo and Max Martin. Entertainment Weekly praised Bieber’s evolution, calling the album both a “reinvention and a reintroduction.”[74] Rolling Stone noted the deeper voice and more intense beats found on the album, although it lampooned one of his euphemisms for newfound sexual maturity.[75] Believe debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming his fourth number-one album.[76][77][78] The album sold 57,000 copies in its first week in Canada, debuting atop the Canadian Albums Chart.[79]

The Believe Tour, which further promoted the album, began in September 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.[80][81] On December 14, 2012, Bieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he announced plans to release an acoustic album titled Believe Acoustic, which was released on January 29, 2013.[82] He stated on Twitter that he will be hosting and performing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live some time in 2013.[83] He hosted and performed on February 9, 2013. On March 7, 2013, Bieber fainted backstage at London’s O2 Arena after complaining of breathing problems throughout his performance and was taken to the hospital.[84][85] Bieber cancelled his second Lisbon, Portugal concert at the Pavilhão Atlântico, which was to be held on March 12, due to low ticket sales. The concert on March 11 went on.[86]

A film, tentatively titled Believe 3D and documenting the Believe Tour, entered production in 2012 and is expected to be released sometime in 2013. The film will be a follow-up to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, with Jon M. Chu returning to direct.[87]

Style, image and fans

According to Jan Hoffman of The New York Times, part of Bieber’s appeal stems from his YouTube channel. Long before he released his EP, My World, in mid-November, the YouTube videos attracted millions of views.[19] Braun recognized the appeal. Before flying him to Atlanta, Braun wanted to “build him up more on YouTube first” and had Bieber record more home videos for the channel. “I said: ‘Justin, sing like there’s no one in the room. But let’s not use expensive cameras.’ We’ll give it to kids, let them do the work, so that they feel like it’s theirs”, recalled Braun.[19] Bieber continues to upload videos to the same channel and has opened a Twitter account, from which he interacts with fans regularly;[11] his account was reported in November 2010 to have more than six million followers.[88] Since then he has been consistently gaining followers at an average of 24,000 per day.[89] The accounts also serve marketing purposes; for example, Bieber’s music video for “One Time” only began selling quickly after it was uploaded to YouTube.[90]

Bieber performing “Favorite Girl” in Zurich, Switzerland April 2011.

Usher comments that while he and Bieber were both signed at the same age, “I had the chance to ramp up my success, where this has happened to Bieber abruptly.” As a result, Usher, Braun, Bieber’s bodyguard Kenny, and other adults surrounding Bieber constantly coach him on handling fame and his public image.[19] After signing Bieber, Usher appointed one of his former assistants, Ryan Good, to be Bieber’s road manager and stylist. Good, once nicknamed Bieber’s “swagger coach”, created a “streetwise look” for the singer which consisted of baseball caps, hoodies, dog chains and flashy sneakers. Amy Kaufman of The Los Angeles Times comments, “Though a product of a middle-class suburban upbringing in Stratford, Ontario, Bieber’s manner of dress and speech (“Wassup man, how you doin’?” or “It’s like, you know, whateva’ “) suggest he’s mimicking his favorite rappers.”[91]

Bieber is often featured in teen magazines such as Tiger Beat,[19] and has been labeled as a “teen heartthrob”.[92] Wax statues of Bieber are on display at Madame Tussauds wax museums in New York, Amsterdam and London.[93] His change of hairstyle in 2010, and the consequent alterations to Bieber products, led to it being called ‘the most expensive musical haircut of all time;[94] one company spent $100,000 to fix its dolls for the 2011 Christmas season.[95]

Bieber has also been criticized for looking and sounding younger than his age, his teen-pop music, image, and frequent media attention.[96] He has been a frequent target of Internet bloggers and message board posters, notably by users of Internet message board 4chan and users of YouTube.[97] Nick Collins of The Daily Telegraph speculated that “Bieber’s character also appears to strike a particularly sour note with his Internet critics, with many remarks commenting on his youthful appearance, his teen-pop songs, his image as a heart-throb to young teenage girls and his manner of speech”.[96]

Bieber’s androgynous appearance has also been frequently noted in the media, including when he appeared on the cover of LOVE magazine’s androgyny issue in 2011.[98]

Some of his fanbase are known as “Beliebers”, which the Chicago Tribune included as one of the top buzzwords of 2010.[99] The early Bieber fanbase developed on YouTube, and predated the release of Bieber’s first album.[100][101] Bieber’s popularity is a result of the Internet, with a large segment of the fan community actively continuing to use it to communicate with their fellow fans.[100][102] [103] Bieber’s management team makes an effort to mobilize and coordinate Bieber’s fans into taking actions related to Bieber.[104]

Personal life

Beliefs, interests, and charity work

Bieber appeared in an animal welfare PSA for PETA encouraging people to volunteer at and adopt from animal shelters instead of buying them from breeders or pet stores.[105] In the video, he states,

“It’s really important that people adopt. I really encourage going out to an animal shelter or a place where you can get a dog that has been abandoned or doesn’t have a home.”

Bieber himself adopted a papillon named Sam from a shelter. He notes that the dog was one of his closest companions growing up, “We moved to a city where we didn’t really know anybody, so I kinda wanted a friend around. And Sam was kinda like that friend.”

Bieber is a Christian, and said he has a relationship with Jesus, talks to him and that “he’s the reason I’m here”.[106][107]

In September 2012, Bieber vomited dairy on stage while performing a concert in Arizona. The incident was captured on video and spread quickly around the internet. He blamed drinking milk for the incident, stating on his Twitter, “Milk was a bad choice!”[108] Mentor Usher has urged Bieber to follow him in a vegan diet for health reasons. He stated that he wanted the young artist to have more energy while on tour.[109]

Bieber made comments in a February 2011 profile in Rolling Stone.[110] Asked about abstinence, Bieber responded, “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.” He said he does not “believe in abortion” and that it is “like killing a baby”.[111] He described sexual orientation as “everyone’s own decision”.[112] Bieber has contributed to the It Gets Better Project,[113] which aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.[114]

Bieber has said he is not interested in obtaining United States citizenship and has criticized America’s health care system. Praising Canada as being “the best country in the world”, he cited its health care system as a model example.[111]

In May 2012, Bieber purchased a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) house in Calabasas, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.[115]

Media scrutiny and legal incidents

In March 2011, he was photographed making an obscene gesture at a photographer outside his 17th birthday party; however he later released a public apology via Twitter.[116] He was photographed performing the same gesture to photographers in November 2011 and November 2012.[117][118] In July 2012, he was pulled over on the Ventura Freeway in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Metro by California Highway Patrol, where he was reportedly driving at a speed of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) in a 65 mph (105 km/h) zone. Bieber claimed he had been attempting to lose a team of photographers who were following him. Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine called the incident a “very dangerous, chaotic situation”, and called Bieber’s driving “careless” and “reckless”. Bieber was ticketed for the incident, and a photographer reportedly received four misdemeanor charges, two of which were later dropped.[119][120] On 1 January 2013, a paparazzo, Chris Guerra, was killed while attempting to cross the street after he saw Bieber’s car and pursued it on foot to take a picture of him. Bieber was not in the car at the time.[121]

Bieber’s pet capuchin monkey, Mally was confiscated by customs agents upon the singer’s entry to Germany in March 2013 to play dates on his tour and in May of the same year after no health documents were provided, the monkey was permanantly settled into a new home amongst member of its own species in a wildlife park.[122]

In March 2013, Bieber was involved in an altercation with a photographer in London which resulted in him being restrained by his own bodyguard. Bieber swore at the photographer, threatening to “fucking beat the fuck” out of him.[123] The incident was captured on video and Bieber resorted to Twitter to blame the incident on a ‘rough week’,[124] which had also seen him faint on stage and, the day before, arrive two hours late for a show at the O2 Arena, leading to complaints from parents of those in attendance.[125] Later that month, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were investigating a complaint that Bieber spat on a neighbour during an alleged altercation.[126][127]

Bieber caused controversy in April 2013 during a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. After learning about the life and times of Anne Frank, who died in a concentration camp aged 15, Bieber wrote in the museum’s guest book “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”[128] Following a media backlash, the Anne Frank Museum defended Bieber by saying “His comments were quite innocent. He was here for more than an hour and [was] interested in Anne Frank’s life, and that for us is the most important thing.”[129] About two weeks later, Swedish police found a “small amount of drugs” on board his tour bus. Police reportedly acted “after smelling marijuana coming from inside the bus”. However, they said in a statement that they were unable to connect the drugs to a “single person” and that charges would not be filed. Bieber denied the reports on his Twitter account.[130][131]

Bieber also received scrutiny throughout March and April 2013 for walking shirtless through airport security in Poland and for posting a cartoon of himself in bed with a young “belieber”.[131] On May 2, 2013, Devin “the Dude” Copeland filed a lawsuit against Bieber and Usher for alleged copyright infringement. The lawsuit, which was filed in a Norfolk federal court, stated that Bieber’s 2010 single “Somebody to Love” copied a song of the same name that was written by Copeland in 2008, with Bieber’s song containing “several lyrical and stylistic similarities” to Copeland’s lyrics. Copeland is seeking $10 million in damages.[132]

Twitter

As of May 2013, Bieber’s Twitter account (@justinbieber) is the most popular celebrity account, just reaching 40 million followers.[133] His account acquires one new follower every other second.[134][135] His popularity on Twitter at one point accounted for three percent of all Twitter related traffic, with a Twitter employee commenting that “racks of servers are dedicated” to Bieber.[136] This resulted in over 180 million page views for the service each month.[137] Bieber was frequently a trending topic on Twitter when the feature first launched[137] because his fans frequently discussed him on the network,[138] and he was named the top trending star on Twitter in 2010;[139] Klout gave his account a score of 100.[140][141] In April 2013, the social media analysis company Socialbakers concluded that 16.7 million of Bieber’s 37 million Twitter followers are not genuine.[142][143][144]

The size of Bieber and Lady Gaga’s follower bases are cited as a reason why marketers should pay attention to Twitter,[145] due to their ability to reach millions of people with a single tweet.[145] 8.3% of tweets mentioning “bieber” were semi-automated and probably Twitter related spam.[146] Research done about Twitter and the 2011 Egyptian revolution includes Bieber as he made tweets about the topic at a time when he had roughly 8 million followers. His multiple tweets resulted in 32,000 responses each, which made Bieber’s Twitter account one of the single largest nodes for discussion about the uprising on Twitter.[147]

In popular culture

  • Ozzy Osbourne appeared in 2010 in a television interview on Fuse television channel’s show A Different Spin. The host of the show artist Mark Hoppus was asking what music Osbourne listened to. Eventually Hoppus asked: “So you listen a lot to Justin Bieber?” to which he replied “Who?” and the interviewer insisted “Justin Bieber” to which Osbourne replied: “Who the fuck is Justin Bieber?”.[148][149]
  • The following year, Bieber and Osbourne appeared together in a TV advertisement for Best Buy premiering on February 6, 2011 during the Superbowl where Osbourne repeats a variation of his now-famous quote.[148] Bieber is seen saying “It’s Bieber 6G fever” besting Ozzy’s 4G claims on Best Buy. “What’s a 6G?” Sharon Osbourne asks. “What’s a Bieber?” Ozzy replies. Then Bieber, with facial hair and disguised as a crew member, reappears and says, “I don’t know, but it kind of looks like a girl”.[150]
  • On June 12, 2013, Charlestone Clubbers released their dance single “Who the F**k Is Justin Bieber“. The single features Ozzy Osbourne again with his quote.[151] The single released on Warner Music initially in the Scandinavian countries entered the Hitlisten, the official Danish Singles chart on week 24/2013 dated 21 June 2013>.[152]

Discography

Tours

Filmography

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Cubed Pizzi’s Best Friend TV series (1 episode)
2010-2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jason McCann TV series (2 episodes: “Shock Waves” and “Targets of Obsession”)
2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never[153] Himself  
2012 Men in Black 3 Alien on TV Monitors Uncredited
Cameo appearance
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Himself Cameo[154]
2012 Zendaya: Behind the Scenes Himself Cameo

Guest appearances

Year Title Role Notes
2009 True Jackson, VP Himself TV series (1 episode)
2009 My Date With… Himself Guest star
2010 Silent Library Himself TV series (1 episode)
2010 School Gyrls Himself Cameo
2010 Saturday Night Live Performer Season 35, episode 18
2010 American Idol Performer Season 9, episode 40
2010 Hubworld Guest star Season 1, episode 1
2010 The X Factor (UK) Performer Season 7, week 8
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Guest star[155]  
2011 Khloé & Lamar Himself (uncredited) TV series (1 episode: “The Father in Law“)
2011 Dancing with the Stars Performer Week 7 Result Show
2011 So Random! Himself  
2011 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Guest star Performed at Walt Disney World Resort
2011 The X Factor UK Performer Series 8, week 9
2011 The X Factor USA Performer Season 1, Week 9, Final
2012 Punk’d Punker TV series (1 episode: “Taylor Swift, Rob Dyrdek, Sean Kingston“)
2012 Dancing with the Stars Performer Week 1 Result Show
2012 Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off 2012 Guest  
2013 Saturday Night Live Himself Host and musical guest
2013 The Simpsons Himself (voice) Cameo[156]

Awards

The Color OrangeThe color of adventure and social

The Color Orange

The color of adventure and social communication

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow.

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If your favorite color is orange, it will reflect in your personality! Personality Color Orange will give you more information on this.

If you are thinking of using orange in a business application, read about the meanings of colors in business.

 

 


Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.

Negative keywords include: superficial and insincere, dependent, over-bearing, self-indulgent, the exhibitionist, pessimistic, inexpensive, unsociable, and overly proud.

 


Orange Represents

Adventure and risk taking: Orange promotes physical confidence and enthusiasm – sportsmen and adventure-seekers relate well to orange.

Social communication and interaction: Orange stimulates two-way conversation between people – in a dining room when entertaining it stimulates conversation as well as appetite.

Friendship: Group socializing, parties, the community – wherever people get together to have fun and socialize orange is a good choice.

Divorce: The optimism of the color orange helps people move on – it is forward thinking and outward thinking.

 


Effects of Orange

Enthusiasm: Orange is optimistic and extroverted – the color of the uninhibited.

Rejuvenation: Orange helps to restore balance to our physical energies.

Stimulation: Orange is not as passionate or as excitable as red, but it is stimulating, particularly to the appetite – the worst color to have in the kitchen if you want to lose weight.

Courage: Orange helps us to take account of our lives, to face the consequences, to take action and make appropriate changes, and then to move onward and upward.

Vitality: Orange has a more balanced energy than red, not as passionate and aggressive, but full of vitality.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



Variations of the Color Orange

Peach: Peach encourages great communication and conversation. It inspires good manners and puts people at ease. It has all the attributes of orange but in a much softer, gentler and more cautious form.

Golden Orange: This version of orange encourages vitality and self-control.

Amber: Amber helps to inspire greater confidence and better self esteem. It can promote a degree of arrogance.

Burnt Orange: This color emits a negative vibration indicating pride, tension and aggressive self-assertion.

Dark Orange: Dark orange indicates over-confidence and over-ambition. It tries too hard to prove its worth and to boost its self-esteem, but when it fails, which is often, it develops a chip on its shoulder. It is the color of the opportunist, taking selfish advantage of every situation.

 

The Color YellowThe color yellow is the color

The Color Yellow

The color yellow is the color of

the mind and the intellect

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception.

Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun.

In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness.

Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

 

Yellow is the best color to create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism.

The color yellow loves a challenge, particularly a mental challenge.

Within the meaning of colors, yellow is the great communicator and loves to talk. Yellow is the color of the networker and the journalist, all working and communicating on a mental level. Yellow is the scientist, constantly analyzing, looking at both sides before making a decision; methodical and decisive. Yellow is the entertainer, the comic, the clown.

Yellow helps with decision making as it relates to clarity of thought and ideas, although it can often be impulsive. Yellow helps us focus, study and recall information, useful during exam time.

The color yellow can be anxiety producing as it is fast moving and can cause us to feel agitated.

Yellow has a tendency to make you more mentally analytical and critical – this includes being self critical as well as critical of others.

Yellow is non-emotional, coming from the head rather than the heart. Yellow depends on itself, preferring to not get emotionally involved.

Yellow is related to the ego and our sense of self worth, to how we feel about ourselves and how we are perceived by others.

Yellow is the most highly visible of all colors which is why it is used for pedestrian crossings. Take note of the crossings which are marked in white – they are less easy to see than those marked yellow, particularly on wet and cloudy days.

If you are going through a lot of change in your life you may find you can’t tolerate the color yellow very well – this will usually pass. It just means that you are having trouble coping with all the changes at the moment and yellow vibrates too fast for you, making you feel stressed. Introduce green or a soft orange into your life for a while to balance and restore your energies. Many older people don’t respond well to large amounts of yellow because it vibrates too fast for them.

If your favorite color is yellow, it will reflect in your personality! Personality color yellow will give you more information on this.

If you are thinking of using yellow in a business application, read about the meanings of colors in business.

 


Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: optimism, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, fun, good-humored, confidence, originality, creativity, challenging, academic and analytical, wisdom and logic.

Negative keywords include: being critical and judgmental, being overly analytical, being impatient and impulsive, being egotistical, pessimistic, an inferiority complex, spiteful, cowardly, deceitful, non-emotional and lacking compassion.

 


Yellow Represents:

Mind and intellect: From a color psychology perspective, yellow stimulates our mental faculties; it activates the left or analytical brain.

Happiness and fun: Yellow is uplifting to the spirits; yellow helps create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism.

Communication of New Ideas: Yellow is related to the expression and integration of new ideas and thoughts.

 


Effects of Yellow:

Creative: The color of new ideas, yellow helps us find new ways of doing things.

Quick decisions: Yellow helps with clear thinking and quick decision-making but it can also be impulsive.

Anxiety producing: Yellow is fast moving so too much time in its presence can agitate and lead to nervousness and emotional instability.

Critical: Yellow makes people more mentally analytical and self critical of both themselves and others.

Non-emotional: Yellow relates to the head not the heart.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Variations of the Color Yellow

Light Clear Yellow: This color helps to clear the mind, making it open and alert.

Lemon Yellow: Lemon yellow promotes self-reliance and a need for an orderly life. This yellow increases our sensitivity to criticism.

Citrine Yellow: Citrine is a superficial and fickle color. It encourages the serial relationship hopper, the teaser, with unstable emotions. This yellow can be deceitful and retreats from responsibility.

Golden Yellow: This yellow is the color of the loner with an intense curiosity and interest in investigating the finer details of its interests. Golden yellow is sensitive to criticism.

Cream: Cream, tinted with a hint of yellow, encourages new ideas. However, this very pale color can also indicate a lack of confidence and a need for reassurance.

Dark Yellow: The darker shades of yellow indicate an inclination toward depression and melancholy, lack of love and low self-worth. Dark yellow relates to the constant complainer and the cynic.

 

The Color SilverThe color of illumination and reflectionThe

The Color Silver

The color of illumination and reflection

The color silver has a feminine energy; it is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides – it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious. It is soothing, calming and purifying.

From a color psychology viewpoint, it signals a time of reflection and a change of direction as it illuminates the way forward. It helps with the cleansing and releasing of mental, physical and emotional issues and blockages as it opens new doors and lights the way to the future.

With its reflective and sensitive qualities silver inspires intuition, clairvoyance and mental telepathy. It reflects back any energy given out, whether it is positive or negative.

 

In the meaning of colors, it is associated with prestige and wealth. It is seen as a glamorous, sophisticated color related to female energy, prosperity and modernity.

Silver restores equilibrium and stability to both feminine power and spiritual energy. It protects itself from outside negativity, reflecting the energy back to where it began.

This color is very versatile, being shiny, modern and hi-tech on one hand and alluring, sparkling and elegant on the other.

From a color psychology perspective, silver is respectable and courteous, dignified, self-controlled, responsible, patient, determined and organized – it relates well to the corporate world and those in positions of responsibility, whether they are male or female.

In color psychology, with a balance between black and white, silver is seen as a good critic, unbiased and compassionate with a mature sense of justice.

Traditionally silver represents the celebration of the 25th anniversary and is related to the graceful aging of those with silver colored hair.

It is a color that works well with most other colors – it illuminates and reflects the energy of those colors which surround it.

The color silver has similar energy to gray but it is more light-hearted and optimistic.

From a negative aspect, silver can be indecisive and non-committal, dull and lifeless in a colorless world, neutral, cold and insincere. It can be deceptive and two-faced.

If your favorite color is silver, it will reflect in your personality! Personality color silver will give you more information on this.

If you are thinking of using silver in a business application, read about the meanings of colors in business.

 


Positive and Negative Traits of Silver

Positive keywords include: illumination, reflection, feminine power, balancing, calming, soothing, dignity, glamour, self control, responsibility, organization, insight, wisdom, modern, sleek, hi-tech and scientific

Negative keywords include: dull, melancholy, lonely, lifeless and colorless, rigid, negative, neutral, indecisive, insincere, deceptive

 


Silver Represents:

Illumination: silver opens the mind and lights the way forward.

Reflection: it reflects back the energy sent out, whether that energy is positive or negative.

Prestige and Wealth: silver is seen as glamorous and sophisticated, and relates to the professional and corporate market.

Feminine Power: it is related to the femininity of the moon’s energy, sensitive, emotional and fluid.

 


Effects of Silver:

Calming and soothing: its gentle and comforting qualities relate to the sensitivity of the moon’s cycle of ebb and flow.

Lifeless: the colorless energy of silver can lead to negative feelings of coldness, indecision and being non-committal.

Dignified and responsible: silver is respectable and courteous, mature and determined, wise and organized.

The Color GrayThe color of detachment, indecision and

The Color Gray

The color of detachment, indecision and compromise

The color gray is an unemotional color. It is detached, neutral, impartial and indecisive – the fence-sitter.

From a color psychology perspective, gray is the color of compromise – being neither black nor white, it is the transition between two non-colors. The closer gray gets to black, the more dramatic and mysterious it becomes. The closer it gets to silver or white, the more illuminating and lively it becomes.

Being both motionless and emotionless, gray is solid and stable, creating a sense of calm and composure, relief from a chaotic world.

The color gray is subdued, quiet and reserved. It does not stimulate, energize, rejuvenate or excite.

 

In the meaning of colors, gray is conservative, boring, drab and depressing on the one hand and elegant and formal on the other, yet never glamorous.

Gray conforms – it is conventional, dependable and practical. It is a color of maturity and responsibility, associated with the gray hair of old age. It will never be the centre of attention, the dynamic leader or the director – it is too safe and toned down.

The color gray can stifle and depress energy but it is also the stable base from which the new and positive can come.

Gray is controlled. It has a steadying effect on other colors with which it comes into contact, toning down the stronger and brighter colors and illuminating the softer colors. Rarely is gray a perfect mix of black and white – it often has elements of other colors such as blue, green, pink, mauve or yellow within it which lift it and energize it.

Too much of the color gray creates sadness and depression and a tendency to loneliness and isolation. Add some color to change this.

Most people are indifferent to gray- it relates to the corporate worker in the gray suit – conservative, reliable, formal and independent and maybe boring.

If your favorite color is gray, it will reflect in your personality! Personality color gray will give you more information on this.

If you are thinking of using gray in a business application, read about the meanings of colors in business.

 


Positive and Negative Traits of Gray

Positive keywords include: reliable, conservative, dignified, neutral, impartial, professional, mature, intelligent, classic, solid, stable, calming, sudued, reserved, elegant, formal and dependable

Negative keywords include: indecisive, non-emotional, indifferent, boring, sad, depressed, lifeless, lonely, isolated

 


Gray Represents:

Neutrality: gray is impartial and dispassionate, it doesn’t take sides.

Compromise: it is the transition between two non-colors, neither black nor white. It takes the middle ground, neither one way nor the other.

Control: gray is reserved, quiet and conservative. It has a steadying effect on other colors around it.

 


Effects of Gray:

Indecision: Gray prefers to sit in the middle, not making a decision either way, sitting on the fence.

Detached: being non-emotional, gray can appear indifferent, uncaring, cold and aloof.

Depression: gray can stifle and depress energy but it is also the stable base from which the new and positive can come.

Unemotional: gray can appear neutral, disinterested, objective or impartial.

 


Variations of Gray

Light gray is soothing and calming. It enlightens, saves and rescues those in difficult life situations.

Dark gray is conventional and constrained. It is serious and solemn, inflexible and strict. It relates to self-denial and self-discipline.

 


The Color BlueThe color blue is the color

The Color Blue

The color blue is the color of trust and responsibility

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn’t like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way.

From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

 

Blue seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order – we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky. It slows the metabolism. The paler the blue the more freedom we feel.

In the meaning of colors, blue relates to one-to-one communication, especially communication using the voice – speaking the truth through verbal self-expression – it is the teacher, the public speaker.

The color blue is idealistic, enhancing self-expression and our ability to communicate our needs and wants. It inspires higher ideals.

Blue’s wisdom comes from its higher level of intelligence, a spiritual perspective.

Blue is the color of the spirit, devotion and religious study. It enhances contemplation and prayer. On the other hand, blue’s devotion can be to any cause or concept it believes in, including devotion to family or work.

Blue is the helper, the rescuer, the friend in need. It’s success is defined by the quality and quantity of its relationships. It is a giver, not a taker. It likes to build strong trusting relationships and becomes deeply hurt if that trust is betrayed.

Blue is conservative and predictable, a safe and non-threatening color, and the most universally liked color of all, probably because it is safe and non-threatening. At the same time blue is persistent and determined to succeed in whichever endeavors it pursues.

Change is difficult for blue. It is inflexible and when faced with a new or different idea, it considers it, analyzes it, thinks it over slowly and then tries to make it fit its own acceptable version of reality.

Blue is nostalgic. It is a color that lives in the past, relating everything in the present and the future to experiences in the past.

 

If blue is your favorite color, it will reflect in your personality! Personality color blue will give you more information on this.

If you are thinking of using blue in a business application, read about the meaning of colors in business.

 


Positive and Negative Traits

Positive keywords include: loyalty, trust and integrity, tactful, reliability and responsibility, conservatism and perseverance, caring and concern, idealistic and orderly, authority, devotion and contemplation, peaceful and calm.

Negative keywords include: being rigid, deceitful and spiteful, self-righteous, superstitious and emotionally unstable, too conservative, predictable and weak, unforgiving, and frigid. It can also indicate manipulation, unfaithfulness and untrustworthiness.

 


Blue Represents

Communication: Blue relates to one-to-one verbal communication and self expression.

Peace and calm: The color blue induces calm and peace within us, particularly the deeper shades.

Honesty: Blue is the colour of truth.

Authority: The darker the color blue, the more authority it has.

Religion: Blue is the colour of devotion and religious study.

Wisdom: Blue enhances the wisdom of the intellect.

 


Effects of Blue

Conservative: The color blue is a safe colour – the most universally liked colour of all.

Predictable: Blue is not impulsive or spontaneous and it doesn’t like to be rushed – blue needs to analyze and think things through, and to work to a plan.

Orderly: Blue needs to have direction & order- untidiness and unpredictability overwhelms it.

Rigid: Blue likes familiarity. It doesn’t like change and will stubbornly do things its own way, even if there is a better way.

 


Variations of the Color Blue

Pale Blue: Pale blue inspires creativity and the freedom to break free.

Sky Blue: One of the calmest colors, sky blue inspires selfless love and fidelity. It is non-threatening and promotes a helpful nature that can overcome all obstacles. It is the universal healer.

Azure Blue:A color of true contentment, azure inspires determination and ambition to achieve great things, a sense of purpose in striving for goals.

Dark Blue: Dark blue is the color of conservatism and responsibility. Although it appears to be cool, calm and collected, it is the color of the non-emotional worrier with repressed feelings, the pessimist and the hypocrite. Dark blue can be compassionate but has trouble showing it as its emotions run deep. Dark blue is a serious masculine color representing knowledge, power, and integrity, and is used quite often in the corporate world.

 

The Color IndigoThe color of intuition, perception and

The Color Indigo

The color of intuition, perception and the higher mind

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the “New Age” – the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

Indigo is a deep midnight blue. It is a combination of deep blue and violet and holds the attributes of both these colors.

Service to humanity is one of the strengths of the color indigo. Powerful and dignified, indigo conveys integrity and deep sincerity.

 

The color meaning of indigo reflects great devotion, wisdom and justice along with fairness and impartiality. It is a defender of people’s rights to the end.

Structure creates identity and meaning for indigo. In fact an indigo person cannot function without structure – it throws them right off balance. Organization is very important to them and they can be quite inflexible when it comes to order in their lives.

Indigo loves rituals and traditions, religion and the institutional system, conforming to things that have worked in the past while planning for the future.

Indigo stimulates right brain or creative activity and helps with spatial skills. It is a dramatic color relating to the world of the theater, which, during times of stress becomes the drama queen, making a mountain out of a molehill!

The negative color meaning of indigo relates to fanaticism and addiction. Its addiction encompasses everything from a need for recognized qualifications to a need for illegal drugs, from the workaholic to the religious fanatic.

Indigo can be narrow-minded, intolerant and prejudiced.

If your favorite color is indigo, it will reflect in your personality! Personality color indigo will give you more information on this.

If you are thinking of using indigo in a business application, read about the meanings of colors in business.

 


Positive and Negative Traits of Indigo

Positive keywords include integrity and sincerity, structure and regulations, highly responsible, idealism, obedience, highly intuitive, practical visionary, faithful, devotion to the truth and selflessness.

Negative keywords include being fanatical, judgmental, impractical, intolerant and inconsiderate, depressed, fearful, self-righteous, a conformist, addictive, bigoted and avoiding conflict.

 


The Color Indigo Represents:

Intuition: use it to assist in accessing intuitive abilities – it is the first step to higher spiritual knowledge

Integrity: and deep sincerity are qualities of indigo

Structure and Order: a good colour to use in restructuring aspects of your life or business

Wisdom: an inner knowingness and awareness – spiritual wisdom rather than the wisdom of the intellect

 


Effects of The Color Indigo:

Introspection: promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation – can lead to feelings of being spaced out.

Idealistic: an ability to plan for the future.

Addiction: can support an addictive personality into maintaining their addictions – don’t use it if you are trying to overcome an addiction – it is associated with the religious fanatic – the colour of the workaholic who thinks they are indispensable – can also be related to those who are addicted to getting qualifications.

The Dramatist: relates to the acting profession – can cause people to ‘make a mountain out of a molehill’.

Conformity: a love of ritual – conformity to the things that have worked in the past, not just for the sake of conforming.