Pop star who was propelled to fame after his 2010 YouTube single “Baby” became an international hit. His debut album, My World 2.0, debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and went on to sell over five million copies worldwide.
He kept his singing aspirations to himself when he was younger and played chess, soccer, and hockey until uploading a cover of Ne-Yo‘s “So Sick” to YouTube in 2007.
My World 2.0 was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2011. The following year, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
He was raised by his Christian single mother Pattie Mallette, who became pregnant at the age of seventeen. He began an on-and-off relationship with actress/singer Selena Gomez in December 2010 and also dated model Yovanna Ventura in 2014. He then had a brief fling with Hailey Baldwin. In 2016, he began dating Sofia Richie.
Renowned rapper Ludacris was featured on his hit single “Baby.”