Sixteen year-old Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber wowed a sellout Philips Arena crowd Thursday night, December 23, as he ended his “My World 2.0 Tour” on its 86th performance. Opening acts were Sean Kingston, Jasmine V and Mindless Behavior. This was Bieber’s third appearance in Atlanta in the last year.
Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario and was raised in Stratford, Ontario by his mother, Pattie Mallette. As he grew, Bieber taught himself to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. He was discovered in 2008 by Scooter Braun, who happened to come across Bieber’s videos on YouTube and later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with Usher in Atlanta, and Bieber was soon signed to a joint venture between Braun and Usher, and then to a recording contract with Island Records.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the show with his camera. Check out the 20-photo online gallery: Justin Bieber at Philips Arena. What did you think of the show? How many times have you seen Justin Bieber in concert? What did you think of the opening acts?