As one of the most popular singers and performers of his generation, Justin Bieber has garnered legions of fans devoted to his music. The Canadian-born musical artist hit the scene in 2009 and has not looked back since. Here are 32 of the most interesting facts about Bieber that you might not have known until now.
1. His mentor is the famous actor Will Smith. Will confirmed that the pair talks at least once per week.
2. Bieber is bilingual, speaking both French and English. This is not a surprise since Bieber is originally from Ontario, a French-Canadian province.
3. The legendary musician once dreamed of being an architect, stating that it would have been his career choice if his musical career not taken off at such a young age.
4. Beiber knows how to play the trumpet, guitar, piano, and drums.
5. A college dropout named Scooter Braun discovered Bieber on Youtube and created an artist management company so he could sign him. Bieber owes much of his success to Usher after he later gave him a record deal, launching his career into the fast lane.
6. Even though he has all of the money that he can dream of, Bieber’s breakfast of choice remains a big bowl of Berry Captain Crunch and his favorite sandwich is tomato and mayo on Wonder Bread.
7. Bieber proved that he is the sensitive type when he cited “The Notebook” as being one of his favorite movies. This romantic tear-jerker is based on the novel by the same name by Nicholas Sparks.
8. Bieber is a known Disney aficionado, citing “The Lion King” as his favorite animated film.
9. Bieber was once late to one of his own performances in Salt Lake City because he was visiting a young fan in the hospital. The patient was suffering with leukemia and Bieber did not want to rush through the meeting with her so he took his time.
10. Bieber used the love for his iconic head of hair to raise money for charity. He once cut his hair and auctioned it off for $40,000, proving that some fans will do nearly anything.
11. The Biebs boasts a massive social media presence with over 130 million people following him on Instagram. This staggering number is well over the population of his entire home country of Canada.
12. In addition to Usher, Bieber said that his biggest musical influences are Justin Timberlake, Craig David, Chris Brown, and Ne-yo.
13. The private services of Bieber do not come cheap. He charges between $5,000 to $10,000 an hour to perform at your next private party.
14. Bieber says that his favorite animal of all time is a giraffe.
15. Bieber was only 11 months old when his parents divorced. He is the only child of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia “Pattie” Mallette.
16. He also has a short-lived career in television. Bieber appeared on the September 23, 2010 episode of CSI.
17. Bieber is prone to claustrophobia, citing riding in elevators as being particularly difficult for him. He has been claustrophobic since he was only seven years old.
18. Purple is the color of choice for this singer. He is often seen wearing this shade in various hues.
19. One of Bieber’s most famous romances was the relationship that he shared with fellow pop star Selena Gomez. After their breakup, she did not want to remain in contact with him.
20. In addition to not being a fan of elevators, Bieber also does not like clowns.
21. One of his favorite shows as a kid was the hit sitcom “Friends.” He said that he grew up watching it with this mother.
22. Bieber is also not a fan of cats. He attributes this dislike to once having a dream about a cat that ate him.
23. Bieber has many talents. Not only can he juggle, but he can also do front flips and backflips.
24. When he was born, Bieber weighed seven pounds and 11 ounces. This is close to an average weight for a baby boy.
25. As a fan of Chuck Norris, Bieber said that his favorite YouTube video is of Norris fighting off a bear.
26. Two of Bieber’s favorite foods are bananas and grapes.
27. Proving that he leans heavily on YouTube, Bieber said that he found many of his early backup dancers simply by scouting talent on this website.
28. All of the fame in the world does not make you immune to cyberbullying. Bieber once admitted that he was reduced to tears after reading some of the negative comments by his haters. Bieber has since built a platform about ending bullying after enduring it himself.
29. As a fan of the Jonas Brothers, it is hard for Bieber to pick one favorite song. However, he said that if he had to, it would be the song “Inseparable.”
30. Bieber once got an F in school. However, he changed it to a B because he was worried that he would get in trouble.
31. Bieber also holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever to be roasted at a Comedy Central Roast. The big event happened in March 2015 and was hosted by Kevin Hart.
32. One of Bieber’s most fun achievements was getting a road named after him after an 11-year-old fan was named the mayor of Forney for a day.