Ever since Scooter Braun discovered Justin Bieber on YouTube in the late aughts, the singer has become one of the most successful and recognizable names in the music industry.
Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in 2009 and his first full-length album, My World 2.0, four months later. His fan base quickly grew, thanks in part to his early hits “One Time,” “One Less Lonely Girl” and “Baby” — and his trendsetting swoop hairstyle.
The pop star went on to release two concert films, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Justin Bieber’s Believe, and four more albums. In addition to his most recent, 2020’s Changes, he has made guest appearances on hit singles including “Despacito (Remix),” “Let Me Love You,” “I’m the One” and “I Don’t Care.”
In addition to his music career, all eyes have been on Bieber’s personal life since he hit the scene. He has made headlines several times as a teenager for his bad-boy behavior — which included an arrest in 2014 — as well as his high-profile romances and flings. He dated Selena Gomez on and off from 2011 to 2014 before briefly rekindling from late 2017 to early 2018. Bieber went on to marry Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) in September 2018.
In honor of Bieber’s 26th birthday, scroll down to take a look back with Us at his career and life so far!