Justin Bieber: Coming of Age in the Lime Light (Photos +Videos)

By Gidon Belmaker, Epoch Times
January 24, 2014 2:09 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:17 pm

This is a road walked down by too many in the past: Britney Spears (till she got her act together), Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, and now, Justin Bieber. 

His talent as a kid was undeniable. When his mom uploaded to YouTube home videos of him singing at the age of 12, he took the Internet by storm.  

This is how it looked like then. 

But fame came with a price. As the number of “true Beliebers” grew, a certain yellow liquid rose up to Bieber’s head, making him think he was invincible. Scroll down for a full photographic timeline of Justin Bieber’s coming of age in the lime light.  

 His early performances had a certain naivete and childish purity to them. It was adorable.

  

 And then everything became bigger. 

And bigger. 

 

 And then things went downhill …

to the point that  he looked like a poor imitation of himself, or a Michael Jackson wannabe. 

 

And then, well, this happened…