#9YearsOfKidrauhl — Justin Bieber Fans Celebrate 9th YouTube Anniversary

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Justin Bieber 9th YouTube Anniversary

By Shari Weiss

Justin Bieber 9th YouTube Anniversary

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This week marks nine years since Justin Bieber started his YouTube account and unknowingly took the first step to become an international superstar.

Bieber’s career began on the streets of Canada, where as a child he would perform for bystanders. But the future star and his mother, Pattie Mallette, also started a YouTube account with the username “Kidrauhl” and began posting clips of Bieber singing covers. The videos ultimately caught the attention of Scooter Braun, who encouraged mother and son to come to Atlanta, where they would meet with Usher.

The rest, as they say, is history. But YouTube has remained an instrumental part of Bieber’s career. As he first began to rise, the website helped the singer develop an online presence. And while he still uses YouTube via his “Justin Biebe Vevo” page for his music videos, including all the individual clips he released for his Purpose album last fall, he still saves only his most special footage for the “Kidrauhl” account.

In celebration on Friday, “#9YearsOfKidrauhl” became the top trending topic both worldwide and in the United States. One fan tweeted a comparison photo of Bieber playing on the street versus a stadium filled with thousands and thousand of people, and simply stated, “Proud of Kidrauhl, my Idol.” Someone else wrote, “Started from the bottom now we’re here NINE YEARS SINCE HE STARTED GOD BLESS @justinbieber.”

And a different individual said, “Im so proud of this kid and yes, he’s a man now but he’ll always be my baby angel and i will love him forever.” Other shared photos showing how Bieber’s look has evolved over the years, but he still makes some of the same facial expressions as nine years ago. Check out some of the tweets below!

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