Justin Bieber has drawn more attention recently for his brushes with the law than for his music. He has been charged with assault for allegedly hitting a Toronto limousine driver several times in the back of the head last month.

This was yet another sign of the lifestyle that has sullied Bieber's image. Earlier on Wednesday, Bieber pleaded not guilty in Florida to charges of driving under the influence after driving nearly twice the speed limit on a Miami Beach street. Bieber remains under investigation for felony vandalism in Los Angeles County over an egg-tossing episode that damaged his neighbour's home.

Last year, Bieber made headlines for everything from clashing with a paparazzo to fainting at a show to being photographed smoking marijuana. He abandoned a pet monkey in Germany. He also wrote in the guestbook at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam that he hoped she would've been a "belieber".

The cases have overshadowed the recent release of his latest album. Its reception has been far from the chart-topping success Bieber had after he debuted in 2009, with multiple platinum albums.

Bieber was discovered through a YouTube video of him performing. He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, but his popularity has waned. Bieber himself seems upbeat. He has released a video for his new song "Confident" and posted an Instagram selfie with the hashtag #confident.

IBTimesUK looks back at the highs and lows and the devoted Beliebers who have stuck by him - so far.

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June 20, 2010: Justin Bieber greets fans from behind a window at the venue for the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards in TorontoReuters
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September 12, 2010: Fans surround Justin Bieber as he jumps out of a car before performing a medley of songs at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los AngelesReuters
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October 26, 2010: Justin Bieber sits amongst the Laker girls cheerleaders during the NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets in Los AngelesReuters
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February 16, 2011: Tearful Beliebers wait for their idol to arrive for the premiere of the film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never", at the O2 Arena in LondonReuters
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February 20, 2011: Justin Bieber chats to Rihanna as they sit courtside during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Los AngelesReuters
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February 27, 2011: Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez arrive at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West HollywoodReuters
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March 14, 2011: Excited fans hold up cameras as they wait for Justin Bieber at the O2 Arena in LondonGetty
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June 19, 2011: Justin Bieber fans scramble to take his picture as he arrives for the MuchMusic Video Awards in TorontoReuters
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December 11, 2011: US President Barack Obama and his family sing at the "Christmas in Washington" celebration at the National Building Museum in Washington, together with Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice and Justin BieberReuters
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March 31, 2012: Justin Bieber gets gunked as he accepts the Favourite Singer award at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Award in Los AngelesGetty
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May 30, 2012: Hordes of young fans wait for Justin Bieber to hold a free outdoor concert at the Oslo Opera HouseReuters
June 2, 2012: Fans try to touch Justin Bieber during a concert in MilanGetty
June 7, 2012: Justin Bieber signs autographs during the TV show "Germany's next top model by Heidi Klum" in CologneReuters
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July 18, 2012: A young fan covers her ears as people scream during a performance at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, AustraliaGetty
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November 7, 2012: Justin Bieber performs during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New YorkReuters
November 18, 2012: Justin Bieber performs with Nicki Minaj and is kissed by Jenny McCarthy at the 40th American Music Awards in Los AngelesReuters
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January 1, 2013: Los Angeles police look over a car that struck and killed a celebrity photographer after he stopped to take photos of a Ferrari registered to Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. Bieber wasn't in his car, which had been pulled over by California Highway Patrol officers for suspected speeding, the LAPD saidReuters
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March 8, 2013: Justin Bieber is held back by a member of his security team as he confronts a photographer outside his hotel in LondonReuters
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March 25, 2013: His bodyguards try to block the view of Justin Bieber entering through Wladyslaw Reymont Airport in Lodz - shirtless with his trousers hanging lowReuters
April 2, 2013: Justin Bieber's pet monkey is seen at a home for animals in Munich. The 14-week old Capuchin monkey was quarantined by custom officials after Bieber brought the pet to Germany without the necessary documentsReuters
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April 16, 2013: Young Beliebers arrive by bus for a concert in OsloReuters
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January 23, 2014: Justin Bieber is shown in his booking photos provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department in Miami, Florida. He was arrested on a drunk driving charge after he was caught drag racing on a main thoroughfare in a rented yellow LamborghiniReuters
January 27, 2014: Model Chantel Jeffries walks past Justin Bieber on a beach in Punta Chame, on the outskirts of Panama City. She had been with him in the car when Bieber was arrested for drunk driving after he was allegedly drag racing on a Miami Beach streetReuters
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January 29, 2014: Justin Bieber hands himself in at a police station in Toronto in connection with an alleged criminal assaultGetty
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January 30, 2014: Bieber releases a video for his new song and posts an Instagram selfie with the hashtag #confidentJustin Bieber