Monday, July 27, 2009
Justin Bieber a rising star
From social networking to iTunes to the billboard charts, Justin Bieber is already a dominating presence in the music industry...
... and he hasn't even released his debut album.
Twitterholic.com reports that Justin is now in the top 600 of all Twitter users, recently passing up celebrities like Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Ben Stiller. He was even mentioned in a tweet from Taylor Swift!
Justin's MySpace account is approaching 90,000 friends, and there are only a mere 19 musician accounts in the whole world with more subscribers than Justin's on YouTube. Incredible!
But no longer is Justin just a star on social networking sites. His debut single 'One Time' is still #9 on the Canadian iTunes Store, winning out over the latest tracks from Jordin Sparks, Katy Perry and even Chris Brown, who was delighted with Justin's cover of his song, With You in February of 2008, personally congratulating him over the phone on his YouTube recognition. The video now has nearly 10 million views.
Another big milestone for Justin was debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at #95 last week, and hitting the Canadian Hot 100 as well as 3 other Billboard charts for the second week in a row.
The power of social networking is not one to be taken lightly. Justin was approached shortly after opening his YouTube account in 2007 by Toronto-based Rapid Discovery Media whose expert marketing consultants assisted Justin with running his YouTube and MySpace accounts, producing, editing and promoting his videos, and propelling his account to worldwide recognition, gaining the attention of talkshows, radio stations, label executives, and former So So Def VP, Scooter Braun, who would eventually become Justin's manager.
What records will Justin hit next? It remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure... this is one rise to stardom that we'll all remember for a very long time.
Catch Justin's summer tour dates on his Official MySpace, and be sure to hit the Chat Room to chat with other Justin Bieber fans!
Check out these exclusive pictures sent in from Karlee and Erica! Thanks guys! If you have any exclusive pictures of Justin you would like to share, send them to FansOfJustin@gmail.com and we'll feature them here on the site!