Justin Bieber Turns 25: Look Back at His Evolution

The singer celebrates his birthday on Friday, although it seems as if it was just yesterday that the pop star was sporting long, choppy hair and serenading fans on YouTube.

By Corinne Heller Mar 01, 2019 3:46 PMTags
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Can you believe Justin Bieber is 25 years old?!

The singer celebrates his birthday on Friday, although it seems as if it was just yesterday that the pop star was sporting long, choppy hair and serenading fans on YouTube. When the Canadian singer was 12, his now-manager Scooter Braun discovered his YouTube videos and showed them to Usher, who became his mentor and helped him get a record deal.

In 2010, at age 16, Bieber's breakout hit "Baby" became the most-watched music video on YouTube, the platform where it all began. More than 2 billion people have watched it to this day. Since then, Bieber has released almost a dozen top 10 songs, including No. 1 hits "Boyfriend," "What Do You Mean" and "Sorry."

In 2014, Bieber underwent some legal turmoil—he was arrested on suspicion of DUI and drag racing and avoided a jail sentence. In a separate incident, he was charged with misdemeanor vandalism for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs. He got probation and paid the neighbors $80,000. Also that year, video footage of him urinating in a bucket while cursing out former President Bill Clinton went viral. Bieber later apologized.

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Fans stuck by Bieber despite his troubles. In 2016, he embarked on his Purpose world tour and canceled it abruptly a year later. A source told E! News at the time that Bieber was "burnt out" from his constant touring.

Bieber's love life has also made headlines; His on-again, off-again relationship with Selena Gomez  ended for good in early 2018. Months later, he stepped out with another former flameHailey Baldwin, and shocked fans when it was revealed the two had gotten engaged amid their whirlwind romance. Fans were shocked even more when in September, the two went ahead and tied the knot in a courthouse ceremony. The two plan to have a larger wedding celebration in the future.

Check out photos of Bieber's evolution:

2009: Baby Bieber

The singer appeared at the Nintendo World Store in New York City.

2009: Denim on Denim

The Biebs looked as cute as a button in 2009 on a night out in NYC. The artist decided to rock double dark denim, a New York cap and some custom bling to add some superstar shine. 

2010: Cute 'N' Cozy

Looking extra cozy, the Canadian star arrived to greet his fans back in 2010 in this all black leather coat, black jeans, purple Jordan sneakers and the classic Eskimo hat. 

2011: Retro Realness

There's nothing like a hair flip to really change a guy's look. Bieber looked red-carpet ready in 2011 with this swooped-back hairstyle, a black and white leather coat, loose trousers and black and white sneakers. 

2011: All Smiles

Bieber reacted after receiving the award for International Breakthrough Act on stage at the Brit Awards.

2012: Framed

The Grammy winner rocked a different kind of look.

2012: Thankful

Bieber greeted his fans outside his hotel in Auckland, New Zealand.

2012: Bright in Blue

Yep, 2012 was the young hit maker's year. Biebs arrived to the NRJ Music Awards in style with this bright blue MCM jacket paired with jeans, a white button-down and tie and multi-colored blue dunks. 

2013: A Look

The "Never Say Never" singer showed peace sign to his fans at his Just Getting Started book signing in London.

2013: Flashing in Red

Bieber turned up the heat in 2013 with his fire-red blazer from Balmain, red pants and cream loafers from Del Torro. He took a moment to show off some new ink and new jewels you just can't miss. 

2014: Urban Chic

The "Intentions" star was all for street style back in 2014. JB decided to drop some flavor into his style wearing this navy blue bandanna, sagged jeans, a black-oversized tee and a slew of golden chains. 

2014: Sleek and Sexy

Bieber went for a classic gentlemen look in this all black silk-embellished suit. 

2015: Total Rock-star

By 2015, Bieber was no stranger to red carpets. He brought his street style to the awards wearing blue jeans, a graphic tee and white sneakers. A few tattoos never hurt either. 

2015: He Means Business

Bieber was the epitome of male chicness in 2015. The signer paired a dark leather coat, a black and white pattered button down, jeans and brown suede shoes to make for the perfect business casual look. 

2015: Making A Statement

JB made it a point at the 2015 Met Gala to have all eyes on him. This custom Balmain jacket paired with a black suit ensemble stole the show and made Bieber the talk of the tabloids. 

2015: Red Relaxation

Th "What Do You Mean?" artist took a rather chill approach at the 2015 MTV EMA'S wearing a red cotton jacket, red joggers and an oversized red tee. 

2016: Blond Ambition

Bieber arrived at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in style.

2016: Cool As a Fan

Bieber was down for a hair makeover and unveiled his blonde strands at the 2016 iHeartRadio Awards, wearing a vintage blue and red hockey jersey and a pair of ripped jeans. He made chill look so good. 

2016: High Fashion Street Style

Bieber took the stage in 2016 and wowed the crowd with his vocals and style. The artist let his blonde locks hang and wore a tan trench coat, ripped jeans and a Tupac graphic tee. 

2016: Show It Off!

The singer wasn't afraid to show a little skin in 2016. Bieber bared all of his body art for the world to see wearing only loose gray jogger pants. 

2016: Nice and Chill

Giving us major urban jungle vibes, Bieber took on the LA streets in 2016 sporting this oversized army jacket, stripped tee and mildly distressed skinny jeans. 

2017: A Fashion Professional

He's still got it. The pop star played it loose and fun at this 2017 performance wearing a Supreme button-down, black shorts and Adidas sneakers.  

2017: Tropics is the Topic

JB looked cool and breezy in this tropical look. He wore multi-colored trunks, a white tee and yellow and blue socks for a pop of color. Bieber gave major summer vibes in 2017. 

2018: The Fittest of Outfits

In 2018, the heartthrob was seen sporting a rather sporty workout look in this gray tee, red basketball shorts and a blue bandanna. Probably the hottest workout partner we've seen thus far. 

2018: Rebel in Red

Bieber was spotted in 2018 looking extra chill sporting some grey slides, a red tee and a pair of vintage McDowell's Bermuda shorts featured in the 1988 film Coming to America

2018: Free Spirit

Bieber is more of a fashion rebel in 2018 more than ever. The singer posed next to Spencer Pratt wearing a loose tropical-print button-down, tan bottoms and an eye-catching white bandanna to hold his blonde mane of hair. 

2019: Patriotic

The Biebs goes for a ride.

2020: Rocking the Stage

Bieber wore an orange beanie and blue checkered shirt for his performance of "Monster" with Shawn Mendes at the 2020 American Music Awards.

2021: Suiting Up for Date Night

Bieber donned his own brand Le Maison Drew while attending the 2021 Met Gala with Hailey Bieber.

2022: Going All Out for the Grammys

Bieber paired his oversized Balenciaga suit with Crocs at the 2022 Grammys.

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