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.