It's been an unbeliebably eventful year for Justin Bieber.
From weeing in a bucket while yelling "F**k Bill Clinton!" to becoming a wanted criminal for vandalism in Australia, the fresh-faced pop star has gone to all lengths to notch up those coveted column inches.
Scroll down for Bieber's top 2013 moments
The "Baby" singer has been though a break-up, been criticised for his poor performances, had more than a few run-ins with the paparazzi and shattered many a Belieber's heart into pieces. (The Beliebers are Justin’s fanbase, in case that fact has somehow escaped you).
If you thought 2013 wasn't the year for you, then taking a look back at the Bieb's last 12 months is sure to leave you feeling a whole lot better about yourself. The teenager visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam in April and wrote a note claiming that the Holocaust victim "would have been a Belieber" for god's sake.
Biebs and the craze he sparks set a dubious tone from the very first day of 2013. On New Year's Day, a photographer was hit and killed by a car after snapping pictures of what he thought was the pop star sitting in a parked white Ferrari. It turned out that Justin wasn't actually present at the incident, but it was hardly a winning start - Bieber is always implicated somehow.
Justin Bieber's biggest controversies and mishaps
Justin Bieber's biggest controversies and mishaps
1/17 Biebs gets arrested for DUI and drag racing
The singer appeared dishevelled, but in high spirits, as he smiled for his police mugshot following the arrest for drag racing under the influence of alcohol and drugs
2/17 Biebs assaults a limo driver
Fresh from his arrest in the US, Biebs headed back to his native Canada where he proceeded to get arrested and charged again... this time for assaulting a limo driver
3/17 Biebs lashes out at a photographer
When in London on tour in March, Bieber attacked the paparazzi in an angry rage and tried to grab one photographer's camera. 'I'll f***ing beat the f*** out of you,' he said, before being forced into a car by his bodyguard. Nice.
4/17 Biebs claims Anne Frank was a Belieber
This wildly inappropriate blunder took place in April, in the unlikely setting of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. After touring the museum for an hour, Bieber wrote in the guestbook that he hoped the Jewish teenager (who died in 1945 at Bergen-Belsen aged 15 from typhus and malnutrition after hiding from the Nazis with her family for two years) 'would have been a Belieber' - a fan of his.
5/17 Biebs gets done for drugs
The 'Boyfriend' singer was detained at Brisbane airport in Australia in May after customs officials found weed on one of Justin's friends. Bieber was released after a stern warning for 'inappropriate language'. Wash your mouth out Biebs.
6/17 Biebs brawls in Southampton
Who do you think he is? Bieber was reportedly involved in a fight at a Southampton nightclub last spring after taking over the VIP section. His bodyguards were investigated for using heavy-handed tactics to detour fans trying to reach him.
7/17 Biebs tries and fails to own a pet monkey
Justin Bieber's former pet monkey Mally was moved from quarantine into a German zoo in June after the six-month-old capuchin was seized by customs officials. Bieber was given several weeks to produce the health papers required to get him back, but failed to do so. Auf wiedersehen, pet.
8/17 Biebs spits on fans
The singer was accused of spitting on a crowd of adoring fans gathered under his hotel room balcony in Toronto. The July incident was brushed aside by Bieber, however, who denied doing anything so horrible. His representative said that the star had in fact bought fans hot chocolate and played them some new music instead.
9/17 Biebs splits from Selena Gomez
After a three year on-off relationship with Disney star Selena, teenage heartthrob Bieber has officially been back on the singletons market since July. 'Egos turn me off big time,' Selena said when asked about the split. Awkward.
10/17 Biebs hits the brothel
Bieber was filmed by a Brazilian girl in bed after a supposed brothel scandal in the summer. He was then pictured trying to leave, draped in a white sheet and surrounded by male minders. The singer allegedly did the same thing again in Rio de Janeiro in November.
11/17 Biebs pretends to have been cast in a blockbuster
In September, the pop star posted an Instagram picture of the script for the new Batman movie. Watermarked with his name, rumours that he could be the Robin to Ben Affleck's lead began to fly. Bieber has previously expressed his love of the superhero, going as far as having a custom-built Batmobile made for him. Fear not though, Biebs will be nowhere near the film set.
12/17 Biebs wees in a bucket
When a Bieber's got to go, a Bieber's got to go. The singer urinated in a restaurant mop bucket while laughing when in New York in October. He yelled 'F*** Bill Clinton' too, as apparently he has political views.
13/17 Biebs vandalises Australia
The singer was asked to clean up graffiti he spray-painted while on tour in Australia last November. He painted some images of cartoon characters onto a Gold Coast hotel wall,to the disgust of the local mayor. Bieber was visiting the famous beach strip following his 'Believe' world tour shows in Brisbane.
14/17 Biebs takes a paternity test
A lady called Mariah Yeater claimed that Bieber had fathered her 3-month-old son Trystan after a backstage tryst. She later dropped a paternity suit but the singer took a test in November to prove the allegations were false.
15/17 Biebs hit by a bottle in Brazil
Also in November, the Canadian pop star was struck by a bottle and stormed off stage in Brazil. Bieber upset hundreds of devoted fans when he did not return to sing his hit track 'Baby'. Teenagers were left waiting 30 minutes for the 19-year-old's return, but had to leave when his entourage started packing the equipment away.
16/17 Biebs leaves the stage early again
The singer left a performance in Buenos Aires early again, soon after he stormed off in Brazil. This time, he blamed food poisoning for his premature exit, offering an olive branch of evidence in the form of a selfie posted on Twitter showing him lying in a hospital bed hooked up to an intravenous drip.
17/17 Biebs gets shunned by Aussie fans
Twitter followers mean little when you can't shift tickets down-under. Biebs found this out the hard way when he was forced to sell many tickets for his eight-show Australian tour for half their original price. Haters gonna hate Biebs, America still loves you.
Spring was a dodgy time in Bieberland too. While touring in London in the spring, he lashed out at a photographer, lunging out of his car and swearing in a scene not dissimilar to that bit in Disney's The Lion King when Simba tries to roar like Mufasa but fails.
The singer later tweeted that it had been a "rough morning" and that he had "let the paps get the best of me". That was presumably the Bieb's way of apologising - it's a hard life being so rich that you just don’t give a damn.
Ahhhhh! Rough morning. Trying to feel better for this show tonight but let the paps get the best of me...— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 8, 2013
Arguably his most memorable mishap of all was his pet monkey (miss you, Mally) being seized by German customs officials after the Biebs failed to produce required health papers for him in March.
Then - how could we forget - 2013 saw the demise of the tabloids' darling Jelena [Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, geddit?). The child stars' three-year, on-off, are they-aren’t they relationship was the stuff of American sitcoms and near-impossible to keep track of but things finally came to a bitter end over the summer.
Beliebers sympathised with his heartbreak for circa five seconds, before the "shotgun Justin for hubby" tweets recommenced with a new-found, hope-fuelled gusto.
There was yet more controversy in November when a randy young Biebs was snapped leaving a brothel in Rio de Janeiro under the cover of a grubby-looking white sheet.
This was just the latest classy addition to his 2013 antics: in July, he was photographed spitting over a Toronto hotel balcony onto besotted fans waiting below. The disturbing likely truth that recipients of said saliva probably thought Christmas had come early is beside the point.
Then, to the shock, worry and pure unadulterated anguish of his Beliebers, earlier this month Justin announced his retirement from music.
My mums like "Is justin retiring I heard on tv" me: are u really going to go there.— kidrauhl is king (@BiebersTwerker_) December 18, 2013
It appeared that the culmination of the year's events had become too much for the "Boyfriend" singer. In an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106, Bieber told host Kurt Alexander: "Um, I'm actually retiring man. I'm just gonna take some time. I think I'm probably gonna quit music, I'm quitting everything."
Preparations were in place for a raucous farewell party - nowt better for raising festive spirits than news like that - before manager Scooter Braun confirmed that his 'artist' was "just kidding".
Not content with letting the fiasco die down, Biebs then went and tweeted "My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring" on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve! The heartless sod.
The media talks a lot about me.They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle.— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 25, 2013
Beliebers need not have panicked though, for their hero soon followed up with "I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle".
But then came the immortal, fear-inducing words: "IM HERE FOREVER [sic]".
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