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Teen idoldom has an arc, and the Biebs (with a new album now on sale) is no exception. We trace his path from pop-star Bratz doll to 18-year-old R&B don over the past 20 months. (Next up: chest hair!)
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 8:00pm EDT
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Age of Innocence Switcheroo Unveil surprisingly competent hip-hop alter ego Shawty Mane.
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A ''Growth'' Moment Get killed in an episode of CSI, thus allowing haters to live out treasured death-to-Bieber fantasy.
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High-Profile Dating Rent out entire Staples Center to screen Titanic for Disney-star girlfriend.
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Weathering a Scandal Be accused by a 20-year-old California woman of fathering her Bieb-y after backstage dalliance. Voluntarily take paternity test; suit dropped.
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Ch-ch-ch-changes It cracks! Reveal deeper voice on Christmas album.
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Show That Sexy Side Flirt lasciviously with then-41-year-old Mariah Carey in ''All I Want for Christmas'' video duet.
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Flaunt Expensive Tastes/Famous Friends Stop by BFF Ellen DeGeneres' show on 18th birthday; be presented with $100,000 car.
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Pick a Protege Cosign fellow ?Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen to U.S. label deal; ''Call Me Maybe'' pandemonium ?to come.
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Image Rehab Replace defining hairstyle with new defining hairstyle.
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WWJTD? Nakedly evoke Justin Timberlake on 2012 single ''Boyfriend,'' to general acclaim.
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Go Your Own Way Don't seek United States citizenship, because Canada has awesome health-care system. (GANGSTA!)
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The ''Adult'' Humor Play Appear in SNL's 100th Digital Short; get grinded on by topless Jon Hamm.
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You're a man, Justin Bieber!
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