Meet the first artist to officially be signed to Justin Timberlake’s label, Tennman Records. When Esmée, a 21-year-old Dutch singer, became popular on YouTube in 2006, Timbo took her under his wing and she never looked back.
Esmée is working on her first album, Outta Here, which will be out in August. She also recently wrapped up her music video, “Love Dealer,” where Timbo himself makes a cameo. The video, directed by The Malloys, shows the process of Esmée recording a song. “Justin sends Esmée out into the world and watches her career take off as he looks down on her from a rooftop,” according to People.
Hey, that could have been Bieber! Remember when Justin Bieber was just starting out last year? The teen sensation was torn between Tennman Records and Usher’s label, US Records. In the end, he signed with Usher.
Esmée’s been with Timbo since 2007, and although her career is on a steady rise, it isn’t just as grand as the Bieber fever. What does that say about Timbo as a music producer? Bieber did reveal that Usher’s offer was more interesting that Timbo’s, which made him choose US Records.
And if Justin Bieber’s phenomenal career is any indication of US Records’ skills, I believe Usher wins major points in this game.
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Interview magazine’s April issue is selling not because of cover girl Carey Mulligan (ouch!); tweens everywhere are saving their allowances to check out the story on Justin Bieber.
Photographed by Gregory Harris, Justin dresses up in metallics, prints, and—yes!—a more colorful wardrobe. What a refreshing change from his usual black wardrobe with neon kicks.
Zoe Wolff’s article paints a photo of the pint-sized pop heartthrob’s life. One minute he’s a 14-year-old hockey player from Canada who can carry a tune; the next minute he’s bigger than the Jonas Brothers. What wonders a hit Youtube account can do for your life!
I remember last year when he was just another Youtube sensation trying to make it big in the entertainment industry. Thanks to Usher’s tutelage and a number of pop/R&B hits, the 16-year-old has changed the way we view the tween market.
No surprise there. Only a week after it was released, Justin Bieber’s album My World 2.0 topped the Billboard 200 after selling 280,000 copies, making the 16 year-old the youngest solo male artist to reach No. 1.
The last time a youngster made it this big in Billboard was when a 13-year-old Stevie Wonder hit number one in 1963 with Little Stevie Wonder: The 12 Year Old Genius.
The Bieber fever is on an all-time high.
Hollywood’s famous gossip turned 32 last week and he made sure that he celebrated it with his favorite people. As the title says, Perez Hilton’s “Carn-Evil Party” was a star-studded affair. You would’ve thought that Paramount Studio was hosting a red carpet premiere.
Looking at the big names that dropped by to greet Perez a happy birthday, you’d realize that Hollywood’s most written-about celebrities are actually good sports!
Since the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards caters to the younger market, you’re sure to spot a number of stylish and wardrobe-experimental dudes on the red carpet, or in this year’s case—the orange carpet.
(L-R) Musicians Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers suited up in different designer labels. Kevin’s suit and shoes were by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers; Joe wore a Hugo suit and Sperry Topsider shoes; while Nick opted for a D&G suit.
It’s in the kicks, I’m tellin’ ya! Singer Justin Bieber spruces up what would have been another monochrome outfit with his neon green sneaks.
One thing about teen heartthrob Justin Bieber’s wardrobe is that he keeps his threads monochrome. Sometimes he wears a hint of color, but his choice of clothes always boils down to dark, basic hues. It’s through his sneakers that you see more flavor.
Here’s an ode to the 16-year-old’s sneaker collection. As a sneaker freak myself, they’re the first things I notice whenever I check out pictures of him.
And yes, I’d love to raid his shoe closet.
Justin Bieber’s second album, My World 2.0 is finally out. It features songs such as “Never Let You Go,” which is now on the iTunes singles chart and “Baby” (featuring Ludacris) which has been steadily climbing the Billboard 100 chart.
Another song featured in the album is “Eenie Meenie,” a collaboration with Justin’s real-life bff, Sean Kingston. The song will also be part of Sean’s untitled third album.
“’Eenie Meenie’” melds Sean Kingston’s island-inflected dance-pop with Bieber’s sweet tween R&B,” according to MTV.
Have you purchased the album? If not, listen to “Eenie Meenie” here:
Also check out Justin and Sean working on the song in their studio:
When he turned 16 early this month, we all speculated what Justin Bieber would get for his birthday. He hinted that he wanted a Range Rover, but he didn’t get one from Diddy. Celebrity wishes always come true, so Justin’s mentor Usher handed him the keys to his new wheels.
According to Contact Music, the 31-year-old R&B singer bought the teen sensation his first car.
“I was in L.A [for my birthday],” Justin said. “I went to L.A. first and I had a party out there for all my friends and stuff and then we went to Toronto and had a family party up there. [Usher] helped buy me a car. He bought me a Range Rover. I can drive.”
I wonder how many Biebettes can fit in that Range Rover.
The teenage heartthrob turned 16 on Monday and he kept his fans in the loop with birthday updates on Twitter.
“[sic] thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. u guys all changed my life and are giving me a great birthday. appreciate it,” he tweeted on Monday.
Justin Bieber’s celebrations were all about good, clean fun. Last weekend he hung out with baller Kobe Bryant at a Lakers game. On his actual birthday, he went bowling with family and friends.
Since he’s now legal to drive, I’ll bet there’s a shiny set of wheels waiting for him. “I think I want a Range Rover,” he told People. Diddy may also give him a set of keys—secondhand ones, that is. “He said when I turn 16 he was going to give me his Lamborghini,” Bieber says. “But we all know Diddy’s not gonna give me his Lamborghini. He’s all talk.”
I guess he’ll have to borrow Sean Kingston’s Ferrari F430 sports car again. We did see him drive it around Miami last month.
Happy birthday, Justin!
If you havenâ€™t seen his video or listened to his tracks yet, then you must be hiding under a rock. At 15, Justin Bieber is taking Hollywood by storm with â€œOne Time.â€
His story is that of your typical YouTube sensation. Three years ago, the then 12-year-old Canadian joined a local singing competition called Stratford Idol and won second place. He wanted to share his victory with his friends and family who didnâ€™t get to see the show, so he posted his videos on YouTube.
â€œBut it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them,â€ said Justin. â€œThatâ€™s how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now Iâ€™m signed!â€
Itâ€™s not everyday that a 15-year-old gets signed by R&B singer Usher. In October 2008, Justin was torn between signing for Justin Timberlake and Usher. â€œIt turned out Usherâ€™s deal was way better,â€ Justin revealed. â€œBut I still would like to work on a collaboration with Justin in the future,â€ he said during a phone-in interview with Ryan Seacrest.
â€œThings are just happening so fast,â€ he added. Itâ€™s been less than a year since Justin signed to Island Records, and heâ€™s already making the Hollywood rounds. Numerous TV and radio guestings, red carpet appearances, a debut album, a music video, and 535,000+ facebook fans are keeping this lad busy.
His recent stint involves making his â€œFavorite Girlâ€ happy. Justin hollered at Tricia Matibag, winner of his MTV VMA red carpet shout-out competition. Check out this ultimate fanâ€™s winning video entry:
Get the Bieber fever!
photos from justinbiebermusic.com