The young man Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, at St Joseph's Hospital, and grew up in Stratford, Ontario. The son of Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia "Pattie" Mallette. Justin’s mother was 17 years old when she gave birth . His parents were never married, but keep a close companionship and common goals concerning their son's personal and practiced life. Justin grew up and raised with the help of Patricia’s mother Diane, and stepfather, Bruce.
September 2012, Mallette's memoirs, titled nowhere but Up, were published. The book shares of her early life and work with her son to pursue a career in the music industry. In her book, as well as in an interview with the Today show, Mallette talked about how everyone around her tried to push her toward abortion, and how she refused to abort her baby. Mallette worked a series of low-paying office jobs, raising Bieber as a single mother in low-income housing. Bieber has maintained contact with his father, who married another woman and had two children.
Bieber's paternal great-grandfather was German. Bieber's mother's ancestry is French Canadian.He has stated that he believes that he has some undetermined Aboriginal Canadian ancestry.He attended a French-language immersion elementary school in Stratford, the Jeanne Sauvé Catholic School.
Interested in hockey, soccer, and chess, he kept his musical aspirations to himself.As he grew up, Bieber taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. In early 2007, aged 12, Bieber sang Ne-Yo's "So Sick" for a local singing competition in Stratford and was placed second. Mallette posted a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see. She continued to upload videos of Bieber singing covers of various R&B songs, and Bieber's popularity on the site grew.Chris Hicks, Bieber's A&R at Island/Def Jam, explained Bieber's huge online following to HitQuarters, stating:
He was doing something different. He was an attractive white kid singing very soulful R&B hits. That set him apart immediately from anyone in his range because no one was covering or singing these kind of records.