Baby Biebs no more

Baby Biebs no more
Pop singer Justin Bieber, the headline act for the last night of the 2013 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix concerts, performs at the Padang Stage on Sep 23, 2013.

WHAT: Formula One Closing Concert featuring Justin Bieber

VENUE: Padang Stage, Zone 4

ATTENDANCE: 12,000

WHEN: Monday night

Boy, has Justin Bieber grown up.

At his maiden Singapore outing in 2011, the Canadian pop singer was still a fresh-faced, bubblegum boy-next-door working to find his footing.

The Bieber who greeted the 12,000 fans gathered at the Padang for the Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Closing Concert on Monday night, however, was a totally different animal.

Over the course of 105 minutes, the 19-year-old - looking buff in a white wife-beater and white drop-crotch trousers - worked the stage like a pro, as if attempting to silence his many naysayers.

His performance style seems to have evolved over the years, and he now channels iconic A-listers like Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson and Bieber's early mentor, Usher.

Appearing on stage promptly at 8.15pm, the Bieb launched into All Around The World, from his latest album Believe (2012).

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