What Was Justin Bieber Like as a Child?
Now that Justin Bieber has muscles, a non-shaggy haircut, and 12-plus tattoos, the 19-year-old “swaggy adult” is definitely no longer a child.
Unsurprisingly, the pop megastar was a precocious kid — especially when it came to music. Raised by his mother, Pattie Mallette, and her parents in Ontario, Canada, the Biebs taught himself piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet at a very young age. When he was 12, his proud mom began populating a YouTube channel with videos of Justin covering R&B songs, which led to his discovery by Scooter Braun, a former marketing exec at So So Def.
And baby, baby, baby, oh, the rest is pop music history.