Justin Bieber Through the Years: The Former Adorable Kid Star Turns 22

Justin Bieber turns 22 on March 1, but before he earned himself the title of international pop star, Bieber was a precocious pre-teen with a massive amount of talent and an unwavering passion for music. Though the multi-platinum recording artist has famously misbehaved in recent years, it wasn't all that long ago that Bieber was just another adorable kid with a devoted following on YouTube and a sensational dream of one day making it big. Take a look back at some of the singer's earliest home movies, interviews, and on-camera antics that helped launch his career and grow his celebrity status into worldwide fame.

A Talented Little Boy

Bieber was born in London, Ontario, on March 1, 1994. Even as a toddler, he exhibited a profound interest in music and began to display all the qualities of a musically minded individual. In this exclusive clip, a 2-year-old Bieber flaunts his drumming skills in the family's kitchen while his mother cheers him on.

 

Practice Makes Perfect

It was clear very early on that Bieber was a talented little boy. Just seven years after impressing his mother with his kitchen drum solo, Bieber graduated from basic rhythms to complex rudiments. In this video, the 9-year-old further showcases his remarkable talents by shredding on an actual drum set in an adorable display of showmanship. His talent certainly can't be denied.