Inside the Troubled Life of Justin Bieber

By Ella Algar

Justin’s Rise To Fame

You may think you know everything there is about Justin Bieber because so much of his life is publicized on social media. This statement is false, there is definitely more to his story that not everybody knows. From the how his life started, to where it was going, to now!

Justin Bieber was born in Stratford Ontario, Canada on March 4, 1994. Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallette, was just a teenager when she had him. His father was not in the picture because, as Justin said in an interview, he was “not in a place where he could raise a kid”. When Justin was young he competed in a talent competition near his house. His mom put some videos up on youtube of him singing which got him noticed by many artists. Within a couple of years, he was working with eight Grammy awards winners, 34 ASCAP Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, 14 BMI Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, and eight-time American Music Award winner, Usher.

Justin went on to be the first solo artist to have 4 songs in the Top 40 before releasing a debut album. Justin’s 2009 album “My World” went platinum in several countries. (Platinum means the album was sold 1 million times). Nonetheless, he was still receiving extensive media attention about the offensive activity. But he didn’t let that bring him down as he came back in 2015 and released his first number 1 song “What Do You Mean”. In 2017 he collaborated with Luis Fonsi and created the hit song “Despacito,” which broke the all-time record for the longest time for a song to be at the number one spot on the Top 100. 

Health Problems

Justin suffers from Lyme disease, Epstein Barr and Chronic anxiety. Both Lyme disease and Epstein Barr have symptoms like extreme fatigue, chronic pain, and anxiety. This would explain why he says he has so much trouble getting up in the morning. He has also battled drug addiction which he blames on his “inconsistent upbringing”. He is not exactly sure how he got Lyme disease but he says his symptoms are likely extreme fatigue, but it may be hard to tell due to his other diseases. 

Drug Addiction

Justin’s battle with drug addiction started when he was quite young, at the age of 12 or 13 when he had first started smoking marijuana. He said as he got older it got more serious and was depending on it more and was also abusing alcohol, lean (drug made out of codeine cough syrup, soda and hard candy), taking pills, MDMA, mushrooms, “everything”. He eventually decided to get sober when he said he felt like he was dying. 

Justin’s Relationship With Selena Gomez

Justin and Selena’s relationship started in 2010. Many of Justin’s fans were attacking Selena as they did not approve of their relationship. In 2011 the two were caught in a photo kissing on a vacation and there were death threats sent to Selena. Their relationship lasted two years ending in 2012. 

Justin’s Hit Albums And Songs

“One Time” – His first single

“Baby” – Got into Billboard Top 10

“What Do You Mean” – First #1 single

“Decpasito” – In early 2017, a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi released the hit “Despacito” on YouTube. A few months later, after hearing the song Justin asked Fonsi to work with him for a remix. Their song went on to hit the number one spot on the Hot 100. Where it stayed for 16 consecutive weeks, it broke the all-time record for the longest-standing chart-topping song in August 2017.

Justin’s Relationship Status
Justin is presently married to 25 year old Hailey Bieber. Their relationship has had plenty of ups and downs but they decided to get married in September of 2018. When did they meet? Justin and Hailey met for the first time in 2009 when was Hailey-12-years-old. Hailey’s dad introduced her to Justin by her famous father Stephen Baldwin backstage at The Today Show.