Justin Bieber’s 9-Year YouTube Anniversary Reminds Us How Far He’s Come

Happy #9YearsofKidRauhl, Beliebers!

On Jan. 15, 2007, Pattie Mallette created a YouTube account under the moniker “Kidrauhl.” Four days later, she uploaded her first video: a grainy clip of her 12-year-old son, Justin Bieber, singing Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” at a talent competition in Stratford, Ontario.

“Justin made it to the final 3 with ‘So Sick’ and ‘Basketball’ in the Local singing competition,” she wrote in the video’s description. “I know the videos of him are dark but you can hear him and get a sense of his stage presence.”

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