Justin Bieber music has dominated the pop charts over the past few years. His first single, "One Time", reached number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 during its first week of release in July 2009. The song was later certified Platinum in Canada and the US and Gold in Australia and New Zealand. Bieber's first release, My World, would eventually achieve the same status, and his singles "One Less Lonely Girl", and two promo singles, "Love Me", and "Favorite Girl", charted within the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100.
Justin Bieber's "Baby", the lead single from his debut album, My World 2.0, which features Ludacris, was released in January 2010. It has been the pop star's biggest hit thus far, reaching number five in the U.S. and reaching the top ten in seven other countries. Two promo singles, "Never Let You Go" and "U Smile", were top thirty hits on the U.S. Hot 100, and top twenty hits in Canada. My World 2.0 also debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, Irish Albums Chart, Australian Albums Chart, and the New Zealand Albums Chart and reached the top ten of fifteen other countries.
On November 1, 2011, Bieber released Under the Mistletoe, his second studio album. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 copies in its first week of release. Justine Bieber also began recording his third studio album in 2011. It is entitled Believe. It has been confirmed that Kanye West and Drake are featured in the album. On February 22, 2012, Bieber announced via Twitter that the first single off Believe will be released in March 2012. Bieber has also announced that the first single from the new album will be called "Boyfriend" and will be released on March 26, 2012.
In June 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Justin Bieber number 2 on its list of Best-Paid Celebrities under 30.