Mother: Patricia Mallette
Patty Mallette was a teenage single mother who worked low paying jobs to support the family before her son became a star.
Began playing drums at age two or three.
Taught himself to play guitar and piano as a child.
Has dated fellow teen star Selena Gomez.
Fans of Bieber refer to themselves as "Beliebers" and describe themselves as having "Bieber Fever."
Nominated for three Grammy Awards,
and winner of one.
2007-2008 - Bieber's mother begins posting videos of her son performing on YouTube. Record executive Scooter Braun sees the videos and flies Bieber and his mother to Atlanta and signs the teen to a contract.
2008 - Auditions for singer Usher and is signed to a contract on Island/Def Jam records.
May 2009 - Releases his first single "One Time" which goes platinum in the United States and Canada.
November 2009 - The seven-song EP "My World" is released, going platinum in the United States.
November 2009 - Bieber's appearance at Roosevelt Field Mall in New York has to be canceled due to an out-of-control crowd of teen girls.
March 2010 - His first full-length album "My World 2.0" is released and debuts at number one on the Billboard charts. It sells approximately five million copies.
April 2010 - Performs on "Saturday Night Live."
April 2010 - Police in Australia cancel a Bieber appearance after several girls are injured in the unruly crowd.
November 2011 -
Mariah Yeater, 20, files a lawsuit seeking child support, and also a paternity test from Bieber. She alleges that she and the now 17-year-old Bieber had sex at a concert the previous year, and she now has a three-month-old son. The case is dropped a few weeks
November 2011 - Bieber's second studio album, "Under the Mistletoe," is released. It sells approximately two million copies.
June 2012 -
His third studio album, "Believe," is released
and sells an estimated 2.7 million copies.
March 4, 2013 -
Bieber reportedly shows up two hours late to a concert in London,
March 8, 2013 -
Briefly hospitalized in London.
March 2013 -
Bieber's capuchin monkey, Mally, is confiscated
by German customs officials. It is later taken in by a zoo in northern Germany.
July 2013 -
A video is leaked showing Bieber allegedly urinating in a mop bucket and defacing a photo
of former President Bill Clinton.
Bieber later apologizes to Clinton.
September 2013 -
Bieber is widely mocked when photos are released showing his bodyguards carrying him up the Great Wall of China.
December 24, 2013 - Bieber announces on Twitter that he is retiring but later backtracks on the statement.
December 25, 2013 - His new movie, "Believe," opens in theaters.
January 14, 2014 -
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies execute a search warrant at Bieber's home
in Calabasas, in connection with an alleged egging of his neighbor's home.
January 29, 2014 - Bieber is charged with assault in Toronto for allegedly assaulting a limo driver on December 30.
January 29, 2014 - The attorney for Justin Bieber enters a written plea of not guilty on behalf of his client for charges he faces in Miami. He has been charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
May 12, 2014 - Los Angeles Police Department robbery detectives begin investigating a report of an alleged robbery "between an individual and Mr. Bieber near the batting cages" on Los Angeles' west side.
July 9, 2014 - Bieber accepts a plea deal to settle a misdemeanor vandalism charge
for egging his neighbor's home in January. He must serve two years probation, pay $80,900 restitution for damages, and stay at least 100 yards way from the victim's family.
August 13, 2014 - Pleads guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, without violence, in his Miami DUI case. The plea agreement includes a charitable donation and an anger management course.
September 2, 2014 -
Bieber is arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges
stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collides with a mini-van in Ontario, Canada. He is released on "a promise to appear" and is ordered to answer the charges at a hearing in Stratford, Ontario, on September 29.
September 8, 2014 -
It is announced that the charge that Justin Bieber assaulted his limo driver in Toronto in December has been dropped.
June 4, 2015
Justin Bieber is found guilty of assault and careless
driving in Stratford, Ontario.
September 10, 2015 -
The Guinness Book of World Records representative presents Bieber with a plaque for becoming the youngest male artist
to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
February 15, 2016 - Grammy winner for Best Dance Recording for "Where Are Ü Now," shared with Skrillex and Diplo.