Happy 21st birthday, Justin Bieber!

(CNN)Justin Bieber rang in his 21st birthday on Sunday with sparklers and bottles popping off in a manner befitting his outsized celebrity.

With so many hit songs, controversies and a vast legion of Beliebers to his name, it's hard to believe he's only 21. In reality, he's been trying to shed his bubblegum images for years (see the gallery above for evidence).
But, as far as we can tell from the Beebs' social media activity in the past 24 hours, he's "grateful to be alive" and loves "everybody." His fans, who made his birthday Sunday a worldwide trending topic, probably agree.

Happy birthday @justinbieber! Love, Shots Team

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