Singer Justin Bieber attends the Met Gala in New York in May 2015.
Bieber, 13, performs on the street in Stratford, Ontario, in August 2007. His mom posted videos of him singing on YouTube, and it soon caught the eye of record executive Scooter Braun.
Bieber and R&B singer Usher attend the Kids’ Choice Awards in March 2009. Bieber auditioned for Usher in 2008 and soon got a record deal.
Bieber greets fans in Toronto in August 2009. His first single, “One Time,” came out a couple months earlier and went platinum. He followed that up with his debut EP, “My World,” in November 2009. It also went platinum.
Bieber performs with Tina Fey in a “Saturday Night Live” skit in April 2010. Bieber was the musical guest for that episode as well. He had just released his first studio album, “My World 2.0.” Powered by the lead single “Baby,” it went triple platinum.
Bieber poses with his mother, Pattie Mallette; his father, Jeremy Bieber; and his sister Jazmyn before the screening of his 2011 film “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.”
Bieber kisses singer Selena Gomez at the American Music Awards in November 2011. The two started dating in 2010, and their relationship was frequently on and off.
Bieber was back on “Saturday Night Live” in February 2013, this time as the host.
Bieber gives an acceptance speech at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
Bieber performs during his “Believe” concert tour in August 2013.
Bieber attends a movie premiere for his concert film “Believe” in December 2013. Bieber was raised in a Christian household by his evangelical mother, Pattie, and he frequently references God in his social-media posts. In a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bieber said: “I feel I have an obligation to plant little seeds with my fans. I’m not going to tell them, ‘You need Jesus,’ but I will say at the end of my show, ‘God loves you.’ “
Bieber performs in Hong Kong in June 2015.
Bieber appears at One Love Manchester, a benefit concert in Manchester, England, in June 2017. The concert was organized by Ariana Grande following a bombing at one of her shows.
Bieber warms up before playing in a celebrity basketball game that was part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in February 2018.
Bieber sits next to R&B singer Usher at an NBA game in Los Angeles in October 2021.