Justin Bieber: From Mild to Wild

Has America's favorite Canadian pop star finally cracked? See photos of Justin Bieber's career highs and lows.

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As we celebrate Justin Bieber's 20th birthday March 1st, we take a look back at his transformation from shy teen to wild star. Justin Bieber burst onto the music scene in 2009, releasing his EP, "My World," which became certified platinum in the US. The Canadian singer-songwriter and actor enthralled teenage girls everywhere, developing into an overnight phenom.
Bieber's full length album, "My World 2.0," released in Jan. 2010, and the lead single "Baby" swept the nation, reaching the top ten in several international markets.
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To promote his album, Bieber performed on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center in 2010. In July 2010, it was reported that Bieber was the most searched for celebrity on the Internet.
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Bieber photographed at Universal Music, Sydney on April 25, 2010.
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In May 2010, Bieber arrived at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.
Bieber performs at the Susquehanna Bank Center Dec. 2010 in Camden, New Jersey.
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Bieber, on the left, unveils his waxwork at Madame Tussauds on March 15, 2011 in London, England.
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In March 2011, it is revealed that Bieber and singer/actress Selena Gomez are dating. The couple was often referred to as "Jelena."
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Still together in 2012, Bieber and his girlfriend Gomez watch the game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.
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In May 2012, a lock of Bieber's hair was up for grabs at the PFC Auctions in Guernsey. It sold for over $40,000.
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Bieber performs during halftime as the Toronto Argonauts win the 100th Grey Cup 35-22 over the Calgary Stampeders at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Despite numerous efforts to get back together in 2013, Bieber and Gomez were not able to keep a stable relationship and broke up for good.
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Starting a string of bizarre incidents in 2013, in March, Bieber got into a heated argument with his neighbor and was accused of spitting on the man.
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In April 2013, Bieber came under fire for writing in the guest book at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam that he hoped the Jewish teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp "would have been a Belieber" — or fan of his — if history were different.
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In June 2013, Bieber was involved in a Los Angeles accident involving a pedestrian.
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During his 2013 Believe World Tour in July, officials seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the tour bus. Bieber was not on the bus at the time, so the officials issued the driver a penalty.
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On Christmas Eve in 2013, Bieber tweeted, "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring."
On Jan. 14, 2014, police raided Bieber's mansion in Calabasas, CA after his neighbor accused him of throwing eggs. During the search, illegal drugs were found and the singer's friend, Lil Za was arrested on felony drug possession charges.
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On Jan. 23, 2014, Bieber poses for a booking photo at the Miami-Dade Police Department in Miami, FL. Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after Miami Beach Police found the pop star street racing that morning.
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On Jan. 30, 2014, a WhiteHouse.gov petition, "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card," reached over 118,000 signatures. The petition has earned an official review by the White House because it has surpassed 100,000 signatures.
The latest series of Bieber troubles: Bieber turned himself into the police to face potential charges for assault on Jan. 29, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
Stakes were raised when a Chicago billboard depicting "Loser Keeps Bieber" was spotted ahead of the men's hockey semifinals game between U.S. and Canada during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
It's Justin Bieber's last day of being a teenager! He turns 20 on March 1, 2014.
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