Pop star who was propelled to fame after his 2010 YouTube single " Baby " became an international hit. His first album, My World 2.0, debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and went on to sell over five million copies worldwide.
He kept his singing aspirations to himself when he was younger and played chess, soccer, and hockey until uploading a cover of Ne-Yo 's "So Sick" to YouTube in 2007.
My World 2.0 was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2011. The following year, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
He was raised by his Christian single mother Pattie Mallette , who became pregnant at the age of seventeen. He began an on-and-off relationship with singer Selena Gomez in December 2010; they later resumed their relationship in November 2017. He has also dated models Yovanna Ventura , Hailey Baldwin and Sofia Richie .
Renowned rapper Ludacris was featured on his hit single "Baby."