Beliebers. Bieber Fever. #StayStrongForJustin. It’s hard to think about our current, crazy pop culture landscape without mention of the 18-year-old, saggy pants-wearing Canadian who not only fuels our rumor mill but lands coveted entertainment gigs. But no too long ago, there was a time when Justin Bieber was just a boy with a guitar, standing in front of a camera, asking us to love him. Today marks the six-year anniversary of Bieber on YouTube, the place where he first adopted the pseudonym of kidrauhl and changed the way aspiring acts market their talents forever. To celebrate–and once again self-promote–the Bieb is pimping a new acoustic take on one of his personal favorites (“Take You”) from last year’s Believe.
Use the clip above to whet your appetite for the forthcoming Believe Acoustic album (out January 29) and eventual social media masterclasses taught by Stratford, Ontario’s most famous resident. If you’re feeling especially nostalgic, take a walk down memory lane in the form of Bieber’s “Because of You” cover or the time he won Usher over with an a cappella version of “U Got It Bad.” Decide for yourself whether or not two new Justin releases in 2013 is a good thing, and if you’ll let your adolescent son buzz his hair when the time comes for him to ask permission…because it will.
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