Justin Drew Bieber is born in London, Canada to Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. Bieber grows up in Stratford as an only child without the presence of his biological father. He wins second place in a local talent competition and at twelve years of age begins to post videos of himself singing on Youtube. Bieber explains that he was interested in music at a young age:
I was basically banging on everything I could get my hands on.