The man, the myth, THE Justin Bieber

By ekanoff | 10:13 am on December 4, 2012

78761827We continue our rundown of the nominees in our Favorite Pop Artist category with the man, the myth, THE Justin Bieber. He was once all tiny body and swooped hair, bathed in the screams of girls who need to finish their social studies homework, but he’s since proven to the world that he’s a force to be reckoned with, a performer who’s here to stay.

Everyone knows the story of Bieber’s rise to success: He played guitar on street corners as a young kid and put videos of him singing on YouTube for family and friends.  Those videos were eventually seen by People Who Make Things Happen and, ultimately, he was signed to a record label that helped package him into a singing and dancing machine, beloved in the tween market.

But something happened along the way.  Justin managed to convince the mainstream media that he wasn’t just a flash in the pan and a future child-star-gone-bad; he was a talented young man who happened to have the “it” factor. So while many scoff at his success, I am here to say, “Get over it, good sir.” Take a look at these milestones that helped Justin Bieber cross over into mainstream entertainment, and let’s face it, into our hearts:

Justin Bieber Releases “Baby” – You know you like this song. You may not admit it to a crowd of people, or to your closest confidant or even yourself, but you know you like it. You know that if you’re in Macy’s buying your mom that expensive perfume that you know she wants for Christmas because she told your dad that you better get her something nice because you forgot to send her a birthday card and he told you that if you wanted to get her something nice you should probably get her the perfume in that ad she saw in a commercial during last Wednesday’s repeat episode of Castle and you hear Justin Bieber’s “Baby” play through the speakers, you will not be upset. You’ll hum along to the tune, and maybe sing a few lines and maybe even think to yourself, “Wow, Ludacris raps on this song? Maybe I’ll go home and download it.”

BieberOrDie.com: On April 1, 2010, FunnyOrDie.com, the comedy site created by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay went 100% Bieber. Bieber skins, Bieber videos, even threats from Justin Bieber – he had taken over FunnyOrDie and had many comedy fans scratching their heads, quietly whispering, “What the WHAT?” The April Fool’s trick had FunnyOrDie’s fan base watching videos like “Bieber after Dentist” and “Bieber Takes a Tumble” instead of classics like “The Landlord” and “Good Cop, Baby Cop,” viral videos that made FunnyOrDie a go-to web destination for college dudes looking for a midday humor fix, not 13 year-old girls who post selfies on Facebook and listen to Justin Bieber. The trick introduced Bieber to a mainstream audience and showed the world that he was in on the joke.

“Call Me, Maybe” – We all know that Justin Bieber doesn’t sing “Call Me, Maybe” – that honor goes to Canadian singer (and multi-PCA nominee) Carly Rae Jepsen – but did you know that we can all thank Justin Bieber for bringing the catchy tune into our lives? He heard the song on Canadian radio, tweeted about it, and then made a video of him and his friends (and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez) dancing to it. The video went crazy viral, started a whole new lip-syncing trend and made “Call Me, Maybe” one of the biggest hits of the decade. You know you’ve got an influential person on your hands when all it takes is a tweet and a homemade video to change the course of pop music.

A handful of people have the talent, looks, drive and luck to make it big in the music industry, but only one in a million have what it takes to become a young superstar like Justin Bieber.

Voice your choice in today’s poll. Which of Favorite Pop Artist Nominee Justin Bieber’s singles is your favorite?

“Baby”

“Boyfriend”

“One Less Lonely Girl”

“U Smile”


29 Responses

  1. S Sharma says:

    For the girls, check http://tinyurl.com/ld2ec8a if you would like to keep man of your dreams always closer to you and only attracted towards you…forever…

  2. brenda says:

    belieber x siempre…
    I love you JUSTIN BIEBER <3

  3. mariah says:

    Boyfriend all day …. justin is so gonna win he is so talented .. I love him

  4. josipa situm says:

    U SMILE <3 !!!

  5. josipa situm says:

    BELIEBER FOREVER!!!! U SMILE <3

  6. josipa situm says:

    JUSTIN BIEBER IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!

  7. denajit says:

    Boyfriend <3 <3

  8. JUSTIN BIEBER IS SOOOOS SOOOO GONNA WINNNNN….. NO MATTER WAHT HES IS SO INCREDIBLY TALENTED AND HES BEEN THROUGH SO MANY HATE AND PAIN. BUT YOU KNOW WAHT HE STILL GETS BACK UP AND DOES HES ABSOLUTE BEST. YOU KNOW WHY BECAUSE HE LOVES HIS FAN AND HE WAS FAMOUS FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS AND HE WAS ALWAYS #1. I DONT GET WHY PEOPLE ARE CALLING HIM NAMES! HE IS SO TALENTED AND WRITE THE BEST SONGS EVER. HE IS SO LOVABLE AND SO FUNNY. I AM THE #1 BELIEBER BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN WITH HIM ALL THROUGH THE HATE AND PAIN. I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE HIM. SO LETS VOTE OUR BUTTS OFF AND LET HIM GET HIS AWARDS FOR TREATING US LIKE FAMILY AND BEING THERE FOR US AND WE ARE GONNA LET HIM KNOW THAT HE IS ALWAYS #1 TO US NO MATTER WHAT.

  9. ChristiannaJB says:

    go bieber!!!! GREEK BELIEBERS LOVEE YOOOUUU <3 <3

  10. Olivia and Haley says:

    OMG we love Justin Bieber I hope he wins! And Beliebers are the best and so is Justin, he deserves to win over One Direction and he has worked so hard and has been around longer than them, which is hard to stay this famous, vote Justin<3

  11. Nmj Lmc Imj says:

    Justin Bieber is so so so so so handsome and i will be a beliber forever!!!!! i love justin!!!

  12. Mari Sequeira says:

    Justin Bieber = In short you are my everything because all your music has something special for me. The song that first excited me was “Baby” :3 Love u!!!! :*

  13. klarisa says:

    JUSTIN i like at you so much your hair style ,you voice ,you hands ,your smile .you are so much beautiful .i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu<3

  14. klarisa says:

    I LOVE YOU JB .FOREVER A BELIEBER I PROMESE <3 LOVE YOU .

  15. klarisa says:

    Hi JUSTIN please sing the song, as long as you love me ,is my favorit song .i love you JB <3 .

  16. Alya Roslan says:

    Justin Bieber is so winning :DD

  17. MARIAVOLIRAKI says:

    i love him so much.. my life… i hope one day he will come in Greece… the phainomenon justin bieber is something special. now and forever… justin i love you. i have already send to him a letter… this is something more than love. Passion. belieber untill die!!! dear @justinbieber: ” i’ll wait on you forever, everyday… hand and foot…your world is my world”… my hysband…i love jerry… j&j….
    JB’S WIFE!!!

  18. Shweta says:

    OMB!! i luv u justin i luv u sooo much… <3 u make me smile!! u r my angel..my idol..my inspiration..my love..my world…u mean more than everything to me!! i luv u <3 ^_^

  19. simran says:

    i love you justin…u r my idol my inspiration my life my everything love ya…..soooooooo muccccccchhhhhhh

  20. Josefina says:

    *-* All songs i don’t have a favourite because all songs are perfects! I love Justin <3

  21. Sanku Rock says:

    U Are MA IDOL JUSTIN…..

  22. DJ says:

    I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER!!

  23. nicole says:

    i just love is music :-)

  24. destiny ibarra says:

    Tim should stfu haha ilove u justin

  25. Tim says:

    Ugh! justine makes me sick…

  26. Eddie says:

    Omg!!! I love u justin so much I wish I could meet u but I cant

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