Justin Bieber Celebrates 10 Years On YouTube
A decade before he was covered in ink and posing in his Calvins, Justin Bieber was a regular kid singing his heart out in Stratford, Ont.
On Sunday, the 22-year-old global superstar marked the 10th anniversary of his YouTube channel, KidRauhl.
“#10yearsofkidrauhl,” Bieber tweeted, “where it all began. Thanks”
Since joining the YouTube community on Jan. 15, 2007, Bieber’s channel has racked up 560.9 million views and amassed more than 3.1 million subscribers.
The oldest of the videos show the pint-sized Biebs covering songs by artists like Sarah McLachlan, Alicia Keyes, Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake.
Bieber also showed off his early talent for playing the drums.
The first video on the channel, posted only four days after he joined YouTube, shows Bieber singing Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” at a singing competition (he made the top 3).
Bieber's come a long way, of course. The video for his 2015 hit "Sorry" has topped 2.1 billion views -- and he's not even in it.
Members of the singer's family are getting into the YouTube action, too. Dad Jeremy Bieber's channel (named LordRauhl, of course) has a little more than 128,000 subscribers, as does sister Jazmyn's channel. Even brother Jaxon has a channel, with about 17,000 subscribers.