Throwback: Bieber Before His Bad Boy Image

By ETONLINE STAFF

January 23, 2014

Justin Bieber may be lamenting his actions over the last 24 hours, but two years ago he was flying high on the Grammys red carpet, nominated for two awards. Although he was ultimately snubbed, we’re flashing back to that day full of optimism and excitement, when he talked about his wardrobe and cited his dad’s musical influence on him. Has the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Metallica ultimately derailed the Biebs? Watch the video…

Justin's father was with him in Miami this week, where Justin was arrested on DUI charges, and – just a stretch here -- perhaps his dad’s classic rock influence has spilled over into his personal life, since lately he’s made more headlines for partying like a rock star than performing like one.

Justin's father was with him in Miami, where the Biebs was just arrested on DUI charges.

It's possible that classic rock influence has spilled over into Justin's personal life, who has lately made more headlines for partying like a rock star than performing like one.

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Nonetheless, Bieber was charming and courteous with Nancy O'Dell at the 2011 Grammys, even joking about his 007-inspired apparel.

"I was like, 'I want a cream suit and I want it [to]...look like...James Bond,'" Bieber said. "I'm not feeling as cool as James Bond. He's like the coolest, and plus, he has a gun and I don't have a gun."

Like a cold-blooded professional, though, the young pop star revealed that he didn’t have the jitters for his first Grammys performance.

"I don't really get nervous," he said. "It's kind of like second nature now [because I'm] just always performing. ...At first I got nervous, but [I don't] anymore 'cause...once you do it for so long, it's like riding a bike. You don't get nervous when you a ride a bike 'cause you just do it all the time."

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Justin was up for Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album for My World 2.0. The Best New Artist Award was granted to jazz artist Esperanza Spalding that year and Best Pop Vocal Album went to Bruno Mars.

Despite being perhaps the most newsworthy artist this week, Justin Bieber is not nominated for any Grammys this year.

ET is going live from the Grammys! We're pairing up with TVGN to bring you the red carpet live; be sure to tune in to TVGN Live with ET at the Grammys, on Sunday, January 26 at 5:00 PM ET/PT. To find your channel go to www.TVGN.tv.



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