Justin Bieber’s Stoop To Stage Style

Justin Bieber performs on the street Aug. 20, 2007, in Stratford, Canada.
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Kids these days. They grow up so fast. Just a few years ago, Justin Bieber was a virtual unknown. Now, the 17-year-old is everywhere (his hair is even on eBay!). But, l’est we forget our roots, check out a 13-year-old Biebs, clad in a LOOK-AT-ME yellow tee, tapered jeans, a baseball cap and black sneakers, street performing for money (or fame…or both). Geesh, he even had a big bottle of water with him, which meant one of two things—it was toasty on that Canadian street corner, or J.B. planned on playing for a minute. He’s a hustler baby, he’s a hustler. In any case, Justin has certainly come a long way. He’s got multiple hit albums, a feature film, a cute girlfriend (Selena Gomez) and an evolving wardrobe.

PERFORMING From hoodies in 2009 to popped collars in 2011, you could gauge the level of Justin’s success by the prominence of his lapel.

Justin Bieber performs on the mtvU Video Music Awards tour on Aug. 28, 2009, on Dec. 18, 2010, and at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, 2011.
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ON THE RED CARPET Could you even imagine jeans-and-tee Bieber wearing a bow tie pre-2010? Didn’t think so. But, what a difference a year makes.

Justin Bieber at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 20, 2010, at the premiere of this movie ’Never Say Never’ on Feb. 8, 2011, and at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, 2011.
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AT THE VMAs Justin went from matching his shirt and shoes to the red carpet at the VMAs in 2009 to getting fancy in quintuplet-black (black tee, vest, jacket, pants, and shoes) in 2010. But we see he hasn’t let go of his long pendant chains.

Justin Bieber on the red carpet at the 2009 VMAs, performing at the 2010 VMAs, and with his Moonman in the press room at the 2010 VMAs.
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WITH USHER Some things never change. Usher discovered Justin Bieber (on that stoop?!?), and they’ve been sidekicks ever since. They even dress the same. BFFs 4eva!

Usher and Justin Bieber at Nickelodeon’s 2009 Kids’ Choice Award and at the 2010 American Music Awards.
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