Justin Bieber birthday
A Grammy topped off 2015 nicely, 2016 sees Justin Bieber touring as he turns 22 on 1 MarchValarie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Justin Bieber celebrates his 22nd birthday today (1 March 2016) and what a year it has been. The Canadian superstar stormed back onto the charts in 2015 with a whole new image, improved attitude and a fresh direction of music to unleash on the music world.

Turning 21 was more than a milestone for Bieber as he sought to leave his controversial bad boy behaviour in the past and turn over a new leaf. After a brief spell away and several public apologies, Bieber returned with a new sound that found him teaming up with EDM kings Skrillex and Diplo, also known collectively as Jack U.

Their dance single Where Are U Now became an instant hit in clubs but it was Bieber's subsequent singles that really made an impact on the charts. Sorry, What Do You Mean? and Love Yourself topped the charts around the world, including the UK and US Billboard Hot 100 charts, earning Bieber his highest positions with singles to date.

All singles featured on Bieber's critically-acclaimed fourth studio album Purpose, which trumped One Direction's Made In The A.M. to claim the number one spot in the US. Simply put, Bieber has made one heck of a comeback, so in celebration of his 22nd birthday, IBTimes UK takes a look at his past year in numbers.

Justin Bieber Grammys
Justin Bieber will launch his Purpose world tour on 9 March in SeattleRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Justin Bieber's career in numbers

1: Grammy award Bieber won at the ceremony in February 2016. The singer was awarded the best dance recording for Where Are U Now alongside Jack U.

3: Total of singles Bieber topped the UK charts with in 2015. Sorry, What Do You Mean? and ballad Love Yourself all reached number one.

6: Number of weeks Bieber spent on top of the UK chart with his single Love Yourself. The ballad narrowly missed out on claiming the 2015 Christmas number one after losing out to the NHS choir but Beliebers made sure it climbed to the top the following week.

112: Dates Bieber will perform on his Purpose world tour. The mammoth trek kicks off in Seattle on 9 March and will visit a range of arenas across North America and Canada before heading over to Europe in August. Tickets for the singer's shows in Dublin sold-out within minutes.

1.5 million: Estimated copies Bieber has sold of his fourth album Purpose. In December 2015, it became his fifth million-selling album in the US (including his live album).

$200m (£143m): Bieber's reported net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth as of March 2016. The singer is believed to have accumulated the majority of his wealth from touring and endorsements.