Justin Bieber's first ET interviews: See our favorite moments on his journey to super stardom

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Justin Bieber's First ET Interviews: See Our Favorite Moments on His Journey to Super Stardom


Justin Bieber turns the big 2-1 on Sunday, March 1!

While the singer has undoubtedly experienced his fair share of highs and lows on his journey to fame, ET has been with the singer through it all.

To celebrate his big day, we've delved deep into our vault to find our favorite moments with the Biebs that turned us into Beliebers... starting with our very first interview with the "Baby" singer at the 2009 Kids' Choice Awards when a then 15-year-old Bieber was on the brink of global stardom.

"I just put up my [YouTube] videos for my friends and family and it turned out other people liked them," a barely known Justin explained while being escorted down the carpet by Usher.

Fast forward one year, at the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards, and Bieber Fever was in full effect and Justin was soaking up every bit of female attention.

"There's a lot of girls... it's great, I love girls. Girls are awesome!"

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And despite his massive success, he handled his heartthrob status with humor, joking with ET at the 2010 Video Music Awards about how "big" he had become.

"I'm only 5'6, I'm not that huge," he said playfully in an effort to downplay his celeb status.

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Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber (C) plays basketball with a young survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Leyte province on December 10, 2013. Pop megastar Justin Bieber sang to and played basketball with young survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon on December 10 after he flew into the disaster zone to boost an international relief effort. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: The winner of Champ of Charity singer Justin Bieber (L) and singer Cody Simpson onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Young Hollywood Awards will air on Monday, July 28 8/7c on The CW. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Variety)
The "Baby" singer headed straight to the salon for a new makeover ... this time going blonde! (Instagram)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Justin Bieber attends a VMA Pre-Party hosted by Chris Brown & Pia Mia featuring Bera on August 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JAN 17: General view of a Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein Billboard located on Houston Street on January 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Tomas/IMAGES/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace to celebrate his birthday on the nightclub's opening weekend on March 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 17th NRJ Music Awards ceremony at Palais des Festivals on November 7, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Justin Bieber and Corey Gamble are seen in Beverly Hills, Ca on January 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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And through it all, the artist has never forgotten about his "Beliebers," making sure to thank them for their unwavering support during several interviews with ET. Justin also consistently brought up his desire to use his fame for good.

"Growing up, I didn't know that I was so less fortunate... my mom was really good at hiding it," he explained in 2011. "If I'm able to help someone else I think that's the greatest gift of all."

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In 2012, he echoed that same sentiment at the Billboard Music Awards, sharing, "To be able to give back – that's one of the greatest things about this."

But, it's the times when he's the most candid and real about who he is at his core that top our list of favorite JB moments.

"As soon as it stops being fun, I don't want to do it anymore," Justin shared in February 2011, just before his 17th birthday. "I do this because I love it... It's not gonna be worth it, being away from my family, being away from my friends, if I didn't love it."

"Then, you get money and like powerfulness but at the end of the day you're not happy, you have an empty heart, which isn't good," he added.

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That same month, Justin also expressed his wishes for himself.

"I just want to be a good role model to people and be able to make good music, and be that good person," he said. "I'm gonna make mistakes, but it's about learning from them, becoming better."

And even then, his faith was a big part of who he was.

"There's different seeds I want to plant in peoples' lives, to just be like, anything is possible, and if you put God first and remember to always stay humble and always be gracious, then anything can happen."

Watch the video above to check out some of the too-cute and very candid JB moments.

Next up, Justin is slated to celebrate the big 2-1 with a massive party at Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas on March 14.

We here at ET are wishing him a special day. Leave us your b-day wishes for Justin in the comment section and tweet @Katie_Krause with your favorite JB moments over the past six years!


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