Justin Bieber's Resilience

By: Brooke McClain

The Rise Before the Fall

  • Justin Bieber's Debut album, My World, hit the stores in November of 2009.
  • “His album My World matched that success, selling more than 137,000 copies within a week of hitting stores."
  • He was just 15 when he released his album.
  • His single, One Time, went certified platinum shortly after its release.
  • Justin had star Ludacris in his first album to help begin a fan base.
  • Less than a year after its release, his album made the Billboard Top 10 list.
  • Justin quickly became the youngest pop star to release an album that reached the top of the Billboard Top 10 list.
  • His second album, My World 2.0, came out shortly after his first and it had a huge success as well ("Justin Bieber Biography").
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Jail Charges

  • Justin Bieber got arrested for the following charges: drunk driving, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license.
  • The police caught him racing a Lamborghini early in the morning.
  • “The arrest report describes Bieber as having a ‘flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcohol on his breath.’”

  • He resisted arrest by not obeying the police officers commands.

  • He also chose to use some choice words with the officers.

  • He consumed alcohol as well as prescription medicine and marijuana (Duke).

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Justin Bieber's mug shots
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Justin at his court hearing

His Big Comeback

  • He released a song with Skrillex and Duplo that slowly grew on the radio then stumbled into a comeback hit.

  • “Hits cure everything. [Bieber] has played this round pretty masterfully. I just hope that he can stay out of his own way.”

  • “Bieber had stumbled into a comeback hit.”

  • Justin had some of his friends, Ariana Grande, Ellen, and Shaq, help with his big comeback.

  • He did suffer through public growing pains along the way.
  • At first he apologized on Ellen but after he hosted his own roast where he got lovingly lambasted in front of thousands of people (Lipshutz).
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His Comedy Central Roast
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