Thursday, March 04, 2010

Who in the world is Justin Bieber? His Twitter followers know

Photo: Michael Loccisano/ Getty Images

Who in the world is Justin Bieber? That's what my hubby asked the other night as his name was mentioned by host Ryan Seacrest on American Idol.

I sort of knew that he was a teen pop star, but had no idea he was a Canadian! Here's part of the 15-year-old's bio on Justin Bieber-The Official Website:
“I started singing about three years ago,” says the Canadian native who grew up an only child in Stratford, Ontario. “I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn’t taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.”

In an effort to share his victory with his loved ones, Justin began posting his performance footage online. “I put my singing videos from the competition on YouTube so that my friends and family could watch them,” he says. “But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them. That’s how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now I’m signed!"
OK, I probably won't be buying or listening to his music, but I'll probably see him on Oprah at some point. In the meantime, he's creating a lot of buzz, whether on Twitter (he has a mere 1,269,091 followers) or as a trending news topic. Ontario must be proud!

Although I don't have a million followers (only 2,800), I am on Twitter. You can follow my travel and other adventures here!