It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Justin Bieber went from being the sweet pop-star with the perfect hair to the Most Hated Celebrity. Maybe it was back in 2011 when he started flipping off photographers and attacking the paparazzi. Maybe it was in 2013 when he was caught on camera peeing in a mop bucket at a restaurant, or later that year when he was caught with a prostitute in Brazil. Whatever the tipping point was, he became a joke, bottom line.
But this summer, something changed. He has a new song with Skrillex and Diplo taking over the charts (“Where are U Now”), is headlining the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival and, most importantly, people have stopped talking smack about him. Well, mostly. Here’s how he managed to get back on top: