Justin Bieber
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Even though Justin Bieber is only 23, he’s achieved an incredible amount in his career so far — and had his fair share of ups and downs. In a recent Instagram post, Bieber reflects on his 2014 DUI arrest in Miami Beach by posting a side-by-side comparison of his mugshot next to a photo of his current, happy (and healthy) self.

A lot has happened in the last two years, like the Purpose album and a massive stadium tour, and the post seems to capture all of the most positive vibes. Bieber has definitely been climbing to new heights recently, and we anticipate that singing in Spanish on Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” is only the beginning of the surprises he has in store.

We couldn’t be prouder of the human Bieber is becoming, and his caption demonstrates that even when “you’re not exactly where you want to be,” there are usually still plenty of things to be grateful for.

Part of Bieber’s appeal is that he’s not afraid to be real and vulnerable with his fans. He’s even been known to cry a few tears on stage, and we personally find that incredibly endearing.

Looking forward to many more albums (and tattoos, if we’re being honest!) from the Biebs.

Because he’s a versatile performer who always brings an insane amount of energy and passion to everything he does. We see EVEN BIGGER things ahead for this guy.

Keep doing your thing, Biebs!