Kenneth Hammond, chief officer and public affairs liaison for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Detroit, confirmed that the Biebs was not on the bus at the time of the incident.
The custom made bus was attempting to enter the U.S. from Canada via the Ambassador Bridge. During a secondary inspection, a police dog was alerted to the presence of drugs.
Customs officers discovered and confiscated a small amount of marijuana intended for personal use and drug paraphernalia, this according to Hammond.
The bus driver was issued a civil penalty. The bus and passengers were allowed to leave.
The 19-year-old pop-singer’s “Believe Tour,” has been plagued with controversy. In Europe he had several run-ins with the paparazzi and in the states he was allowed into a nightclub and the club was fined for letting him in.
Yes, the Biebs is just a babe at 19-years, so he probably shouldn’t be frequenting such venues, after all it is against the law.
According to Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, The River North nightclub known as Bodi Chicago was the proud recipient of a ticket for “admittedly and knowingly having underage persons in the establishment.”
While the nightclub will get their day in court, it’s beliebed the fine could reach as high as $1,000. We think some would say, that’s a small price to pay to have the Biebs in the house.
According to the clubs website, the “VIP party” venue is located on North Orleans Street and offers pricey bottle service and late-night snacks.
The pop-star gone wild has also been taking some heat for urinating on a mop in New York, while saying “F—k Bill Clinton.” Of course with all the paparazzi following him, the magical moment was caught on tape.
Going into damage control Bieber apologized to the former president and according to E!, the ex-prez was fine, taking the attitude of, there have been worse things said about him.
But Bieber really screwed up when he did the unthinkable. Just prior to taking the stage at the United Center, Bieber was backstage in the locker room for the Blackhawks, when he stepped on the Blackhawks Indian head that’s embedded on the floor – oh yes he did!
Hawks fans were outraged, to say the least.
The Blackhawks themselves didn’t seem to mind and took it all in stride. Brandon Faber, Senior director of Media and Community Relations said, “As frequently happens with guests into our room, Justin inadvertently stepped on the team logo on the floor but moved off quickly once immediately reminded. He was apologetic and understanding of the tradition but continued to take photos with the Cup and some young fans. He was extremely genuine and kind with his time. We appreciate his enthusiasm towards hockey and wish him well with the remainder of his tour.”
This kid is just unbeliebable.
“Gentleman” is the follow-up song to the wildly popular “Gangnam Style,” which went on to break a YouTube record with over 1.5 billion views.
Apparently “Gentleman” has broken Justin Bieber’s record for the most views in the first-day category, with “Gentleman” amassing over 18 million views in its first day on YouTube, beating, or should we say killing, Bieber’s record of 8 million views for “Beauty and the Beat.”
The overall record for most views in the first-day category is the short film “KONY 2012,” with 30 million views.
PSY kicked Bieber’s butt with the release of “Gangnam Style” when he surpassed “Baby” in overall views. Bieber’s “Baby” had 848 million views, compared to “Gangnam Style” with 1.5 billion.
Justin Bieber was performing in London at the O2 Arena and headed backstage with only 4 songs to go where he collapsed.
The 19-year-old was advised to go to the hospital, but refused. After receiving oxygen from emergency personnel he went back out to complete the show, receiving a very robust standing ovation.
While the pop-star was being assisted his representative, Scooter Braun, went out on stage to tell the crowd, “Justin’s got very light breath. The whole show he’s been complaining, He’s backstage with the EMTs and the doctor.”
Bieber was rushed to the hospital immediately following the show. According to TMZ the singer is still there receiving treatment and that he’s in “good spirits and feels OK”
Tweeting his 35 million plus Twitter followers Bieber wrote, “thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. best fans in the world. figuring out what happened. thanks for the love.”
Last year Bieber ran into a glass wall and later collapsed as he was walking down a flight of stairs. He’s also vomited during a number of past concerts.
Is the Biebs pushing himself too hard?
UPDATE: Jeremy King, spokesperson for the O2 Arena said of Bieber’s upcoming concert, “As far as we are concerned everything is on, on, on.” Continuing he explained, “He (Bieber) was treated by our team of medics and after further examination they didn’t find anything more serious or worrying.”
Friday a spokeswoman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said “Justin has been released from the hospital after a check-up and, while he’s feeling a little under the weather, he’s currently planning on going ahead with tonight’s show”
Bieber also posted a photo of himself on Instagram lying in a hospital bed shirtless adding “Gettin better listening to Janice Joplin.”
As Justin Bieber continues to entertain the masses both on and off stage, the self-proclaimed Prince of Pop continues to break records, as the 18-year-old Biebs now has five number one albums before the age of 19.
His latest album “Believe Acoustic” has soared to number one in its first week of sales.
“With this week’s incredible success of ‘Believe Acoustic’, Justin continues to impress everyone with the magnitude of his artistry,” said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group. “His vision for ‘Believe Acoustic’ was an organic extension of his growth as a musician on tour and in the studio, consummately devoted to his fans. The album reflects an artist who is not afraid to step outside of every stereotype, regardless of his age. Congratulations, Justin.”
“Believe Acoustic” shot to number one on iTunes in over 63 countries, including the U.S., and according to Billboard this makes him only the “tenth act to score a number one album in four consecutive years.” The top three artists who have accomplished consecutive years with a number one album are Jay-Z (7 years), the Beatles (6 years), and Paul McCartney/Wings (5 years).
“Believe Acoustic” offers acoustic versions of eight songs from Justin’s worldwide multi-platinum #1 album of 2012, “Believe,” including hits “Boyfriend,” “As Long As You Love Me” (featuring Big Sean), and “Beauty And A Beat” (featuring Nicki Minaj). All acoustic tracks were co-produced by Justin Bieber and his guitarist Dan Kanter.
With Bieber’s fame and fortune at such an early age it’s not surprising that the pop-star has had a few slips in the public eye. There are several not-so-shining examples such as his “accidently” posting a photo of his bare butt on Instagram, photos showing up of him smoking pot, and most recently a meet and greet photo of him groping a woman’s breast.
Just recently Bieber saw his Twitter account overtake Lady Gaga’s as his followers climbed to over 33.9 million.
The Bieber Nation has to be proud of their favorite pop-artist as he heads to New York to tape NBC’s Saturday Night Live as host and musical guest this weekend.
While everyone is clamoring to report Adele’s accomplishment, they are neglecting to inform their readers that Taylor Swift’s “Red” wasn’t released until October of 2012, while “21” was up for grabs for the entire year.
Breaking it down Adele gets the number one slot with “21,” selling 4.41 million records. The second place winner is Swift with “Red,” coming in second with 3.11 million records sold. “21” had 12 months of sales, while “Red” was released at the end of October, giving “Red” a tad over two months of sales.
Who’s the winner here?
Swift is kicking some major chords!
Adele’s numbers are impressive, especially when you consider the third place winner, One Direction’s “Up All Night,” which went on sale in March and only sold 1.62 million albums. That’s nine months of sales.
The other winner is One Direction, who not only came in third place, but fifth place as well, just behind Mumford and Sons, giving them close to three million in sales.
Another item to note is the number of country artists appearing on the top 10 compared to past years. Is this due to American Idol churning out the likes of Carrie Underwood, and more recently Scotty McCreery?
So here’s how the last five years have looked according to Neilson Soundscan:
1. Adele, “21″ – 4,410,000
2. Taylor Swift, “Red” – 3,110,000
3. One Direction, “Up All Night” – 1,620,000
4. Mumford & Sons’, “Babel” – 1,460,000
5. One Direction, “Take Me Home” – 1,340,000
6. Justin Bieber, “Believe” – 1,340,000
7. Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away” – 1,200,000
8. Luke Bryan, “Tailgates & Tanlines” – 1,100,000
9. Lionel Richie, “Tuskegee” – 1,070,000
10. Jason Aldean, “Night Train” – 1,020,000
1. Adele, “21” – 5,824,000
2. Michael Buble, “Christmas” – 2,452,000
3. Lady GaGa, “Born This Way” – 2,101,000
4. Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter IV” – 1,917,000
5. Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party” – 1,576,000
6. Mumford & Sons, “Sigh No More” – 1,420,000
7. Drake, “Take Care” – 1,247,000
8. Justin Bieber, “Under the Mistletoe” – 1,245,000
9. Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Watch the Throne” – 1,232,000
10. Lady Antebellum, “Own the Night” – 1,204,000
1. Eminem, “Recovery” – 3,415,000
2. Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now” – 3,089,000
3. Taylor Swift, “Speak Now” – 2,960,000
4. Justin Bieber, “My World 2.0” – 2,319,000
5. Susan Boyle, “The Gift” – 1,852,000
6. Lady Gaga, “Fame” – 1,591,000
7. Sade, “Soldier of Love” – 1,300,000
8. Drake, “Thank Me Later” – 1,269,000
9. Usher, “Raymond V Raymond” – 1,143,000
10. Ke$ha, “Animal” – 1,143,000
1. Taylor Swift , “Fearless” – 3,217,000
2. Susan Boyle, “I Dreamed A Dream” – 3,103,828
3. Michael Jackson, “Number Ones” – 2,355,000
4. Lady Gaga, “Fame” – 2,238,000
5. Andrea Bocelli, “My Christmas” – 2,207,000
6. Hanna Montana, “Hannah Movie Soundtrack” – 1,823,000
7. Black Eyed Peas, “The E.N.D.“ – 1,786,852
8. Enimen, “Relapse” – 1,735,358
9. Jay-Z, “Blueprint 3“ – 1,514,800
10. Kings of Leon, “Only By the Night” – 1,398,000
1. Lil Wayne, “Tha Carter III” – 2,874,000
2. Coldplay, Viva La Vida” – 2,144,000
3. Taylor Swift, “Fearless” – 2,112,000
4. Kid Rock, “Rock N Roll Jesus” – 2,018,000
5. AC/DC, “Black Ice” – 1,915,000
6. Taylor Swift ”Taylor Swift” – 1,597,000
7. Metallica, “Death Magnetic” – 1,565,000
8. T.I., “Paper Trail” – 1,522,000
9. Jack Johnson, “Sleep Through the Static” – 1,492,000
10. Beyonce, “I Am…Sasha Fierce “ – 1,459,000
I’m thinking . . . I’m thinking . . . Well it must be a Beatles or Elvis tune.
How about a Madonna song?
I know. It’s gotta be that Bieber kid. You know the one who’s wanted for questioning due to roughing up a photographer over the weekend.
The single was recorded 70 years ago today by a man named Harry Lillis Crosby, better known as Bing Crosby. What the hell did her record? Everybody’s favorite ““ “White Christmas”
I know, it brings a tear to my eye just writing this stuff.
Crosby’s rendition has sold over 50 million copies. Take into account all the other renditions of the song and it’s sold well over 100 million copies.
Source: The United States Census Bureau ““ Our friggin tax dollars hard at work.
Produced by RedOne and featuring Justin Bieber, Far East Movement’s (aka FM) “Live My Life” exploded on the radio today and will be available on iTunes and digital retailers this Tuesday, February 28. The monumental track, which has an additional Party Rock remix version with Redfoo of LMFAO, will follow the Dirty Bass appetizer “Jello” that FM performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live SuperBowl Concert series earlier this month. A “Live My Life” music video will be filmed in the coming weeks and both songs will be released on their highly anticipated sophomore album Dirty Bass via Cherrytree/Interscope Records this spring.
“We’re thrilled to have Justin be a part of Dirty Bass,” exclaims Kev Nish. “FM has always focused on unexpected collaborations and mashing up musical genres which keeps making music exciting. ‘Live My Life,’ is a song we think both FM and Bieber fans will enjoy together.”
FM is currently touring the world while working hard to finish up Dirty Bass. They started to develop the album’s sound while on the I Am Music tour with Lil Wayne last summer. They are finishing the album on the Canadian and European Cherrytree Pop Alternative tour with LMFAO while radio airwaves continue to play their worldwide smash singles “Like A G6″ and “Rocketeer.”
“We’ve been performing the ‘Live My Life’ Party Rock remix with Redfoo on the Cherrytree Pop Alternative tour and the reaction has been met with hands in the air and hype energy,” declares Prohgress. “We’re looking forward to the song on the radio and everybody partying wherever they’re listening.”
Dirty Bass has a dynamic universal party sound that brings elements of booming trunk bass to the dancefloor. Far East Movement shaped and co-produced the sound with The Stereotypes and assistance from the above-mentioned RedOne along with other chart-topping producers Bangladesh, Dallas Austin and Cherry Cherry Boom Boom.
If you’re one of those starving artists making a living by having a day job, you may not want to continue reading this. These are some pretty obscene amounts of money for walking out on stage and doing what you do best, but it’s what the market will bear.
Not to worry though. Several years ago Justin Bieber was posting covers through YouTube and now he’s in the top 25 grossing concerts for 2011. It’s all about networking, marketing, social media, and everything else non-music related. I know it sucks, but that’s the reality of making it in any business, especially in the arts.
Keep in mind these numbers are their gross earnings. The bigger their set, the larger the venue, the more their profit dwindles.
Leading the pack was U2, grossing a whopping $293,281,487 for only 44 shows!! That comes out to $6,665,488 per concert. Take That was close behind U2 for the per show gross coming in at $6,385,357.
I was pleasantly surprised to see an old school rock band beating out the likes of Britney Spears! Journey’s Eclipse tour with new frontman, Arnel Pineda, came in at $39m and Britney’s Femme Fatale tour was at $37m. However, the per show take for Spears was $951,000 compared to Journey’s $535,000 per show. Taking into account, sets, stagehands, and supporting personnel, I’d say Journey kicked some serious butt. Their set consisted of the standard fare with a large number of monitors in the background, where Spears set was extremely lavish and expensive with set changes throughout the show. I wouldn’t be surprised if she lost money on her tour.
So here they are:
- U2, $293,281,487 (44 shows) $6,665,488 per show
- Bon Jovi, $192,947,951 (68 shows) $2,837,469 per show
- Take That, $185,175,360 (29 shows) $6,385,357 per show
- Roger Waters, $149,904,965 (92 shows)$1,629,401 per show
- Taylor Swift, $97,368,416 (89 shows) $1,094,027 per show
- Kenny Chesney, $84,576,917 (55 shows) $1,537,762 per show
- Usher, $74,954,681 (73 shows) $1,026,776 per show
- Lady Gaga, $71,900,434 (45 shows) $1,597,787 per show
- Andre Rieu, $67,104,756 (102 shows) $657,889 per show
- Sade, $53,178,550 (59 shows) $901,331 per show
- Michael Buble, $49,856,921 (57 shows) $874,682 per show
- The Eagles, $49,759,190 (24 shows) $2,073,299 per show
- Katy Perry, $48,851,454 (98 shows) $498,484 per show
- Lil Wayne, $46,300,000 (69 shows) $671,014 per show
- Justin Bieber, $44,124,922 (35 shows) $1,103,123 per show
- Glee Live!In Concert! $40,854,811 (40 shows)$ 1,021,370 per show
- NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Brokeback and the Backseat Boys), $40,415,307 (51 shows) $792,457 per show
- Journey, $39,069,939 (73 shows) $535,204 per show
- Britney Spears, $37,100,000 (39 shows) $951,282 per show
- Iron Maiden, $33,085,671 (33 shows) $1,002,596 per show
- Kylie Minogue, $32,559,439 (41 shows) $794,132 per show
- Neil Diamond, $31,303,070 (20 shows) $1,565,153 per show
- Enrique Iglesias, $30,811,001 (38 shows) $810,815 per show
- Jason Aldean, $27,768,963 (58 shows) $478,775 per show
- Toby Keith, $27,313,132 (52 shows) $525,252 per show
Unbeknownst to all those Little Monsters that follow Lady Gaga’s every move, the Bieberholics have been busily recruiting beliebers across the nation and the biebersphere.
Bieber has just blown by Lady Gaga to become the first artist ever to reach 2 billion YouTube views, this according to social-media stats service Famecount.com. Currently they have Bieber at 2,012,524,264 views and Gaga at 1,887,277,009.
How is that even possible? Because Bieber has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, giving him nearly 94 million views a month.
For you non-beliebers out there ““ Bieber started his career on YouTube when at 12 years old he posted some videos and ended up with millions of views. This caught the attention of Scooter Braun and Usher. The rest, as they say, is history.
Not is all lost Little Monsters. According to Famecount.com you’re still leading the way on Facebook with 44,739,729 fans and Twitter with 15,276,277 followers. This compared to Justin’s 37,122,624 Facebook fans and 13,993,268 Twitter followers.
So what has catapulted Bieber into the top slot? His latest Christmas release “Mistletoe,” which currently has over 30 million views and climbing.
Damn! And I thought he would just fade off into the sunset.
Looks like I’m headed to the doctors. I need to get a bieber shot. The last thing I need is to catch bieber fever.
I hate to be an enabler, but here’s the Mistletoe video. . .