This is our online test, for Pilar Pando’s class.
Born on March 1, 1994, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Justin Bieber was raised by a single mom in the small town of Stratford. Bieber, whose debut album, My World, hit stores in November 2009, is a true overnight success, having gone from an unknown, untrained singer whose mother posted YouTube clips of her boy performing, to a budding superstar with a big-time record deal, all in just two years.
Bieber always had an interest in music. His mother gave him a drum kit for his second birthday and, as he tells it, he was «basically banging on everything I could get my hands on.»
But it was an obscure talent contest in his hometown, in which the 12-year-old Bieber finished second that put him on the road to superstardom. As a way to share his singing with family, Justin and his mom began posting clips of Bieber performing covers of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Ne-Yo on YouTube.
Within months, Justin was an Internet sensation, with a large following of fans, and an eager manager arranging for the teenager to fly to Atlanta to consider a record deal. There, Bieber had a chance meeting with Usher, who eventually signed the young singer to a contract.
I chose Justin Bieber because I think he’s a great singer and also a great person, every month he donates money to charity. Also I have been listening to his songs since 2009 so I like him very much. There are a lot people who don’t like Justin Bieber and definitely I’m not one of that persons.
A: Hi Justin
B: Hi Cata
A: How do you deal with being one of the most popular singers in the world of teenagers?
B: Well, it’s heavy. I have a lot of responsibilities because everything I do is being watched by the entire world. It’s hard.
A: Did your fans like your latest album, Journals?
B: They loved it! My team and I have been working very hard on it.
A: How does it feel to have the most-viewed video on youtube?
B: Awesome, I never thought I would be so famous.
A: How many times have you been to Argentina?
B: Two, and I loved Argentina! It’s a beautiful country.
A: And what about your latest performance in Argentina?
B: Awful! I wasn’t feeling well so I had to retire. All my sorrys to the fans.
A: When you came to Argentina, you only came to Buenos Aires?
B: No, I also went to Cordoba; it’s a nice province,
A: What are the things that you most enjoy as beign a famous person?
B: All the love I recieve. It’s impressive, all the messages, photos and videos I get every day.
A: What about the use of twitter?
B: It’s great. I enjoy very much all the tweets I get from my fans.
A: Are you dating someone?
B: Right now no, but I have been dating Selena Gomez.
A: How do you deal with all the «haters»?
B:I don’t care about them, if they don’t like my music that’s OK, everybody likes different types of music.
A: How many brothers do you have?
B: Only one, Jaxon and a little sister, Jazmyn.
A: Do you miss your Canadian relatives?
B: Of course! I remember them every day.
A: What’s your favorite sport?
A: And do you play ice-hockey?
B: Not anymore, when I used to go to school I did.
A: Well, goodbye Justin!