8 Pre-Fame Justin Bieber YouTube Videos You Forgot About
Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine Justin Bieber’s simpler days — especially since he’s now riding on private jets and avoiding paparazzi by hiding behind his big, shiny MTV awards.
Nonetheless, there once was a little boy named Bieber, who started his own YouTube channel, Kidrauhl, a moniker that echoes his dad’s nickname, Lordrauhl. It’s been eight years since he created the account.
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Let’s go back, shall we? Back to a simpler time, when Biebs was just a kid in Canada, going to hockey games with his grandpa and singing at talent competitions.
Uploaded back in 2007, back when he was just 12, this video introduced us to the guy we know and love. In a talent competition, Justin sang Ne-Yo’s hit — most likely with his mom Patti Mallette looking lovingly on in the audience. He made it to the top 3, which is confusing because he clearly should have won.
I get chills whenever I watch this. Can you believe such a young kid tackled this incredible song by Alicia Keys?
In this video, Justin plays a song his Grandma Kate wrote on the keyboard. Not bad!
It’s one thing that JB is singing Brian McKnight in the BR, but it’s whole ‘nother thing to see him with this outrageous shaved haircut. Makes you look at his scrutinized platinum ‘do a little differently now, doesn’t it?
You have to admit, kid can keep a beat. And after blowing us away with his voice and piano skills, we were OVERLY convinced that Justin was going to be a star.
To this day, Justin’s cover of Chris Brown’s “With You” has 48 MILLION views. It’s easy to see why.
Bieber got attention by covering other people’s songs, but when Usher caught wind of the upcoming talent, he had to hear it for himself. Justin sang “U Got It Bad” for Ursh himself, and so it all began.
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