Scooter Braun Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Justin Bieber's 'One Time': 'We Have Come So Far'

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Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun pose in the audience at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 18, 2012 in Los Angeles.

With a screenshot from Wikipedia and a long, heartfelt message, Scooter Braun took a walk down memory lane to mark the 10-year anniversary of Justin Bieber's debut single, "One Time," on Saturday (May 18).   

"10 years ago today we launched the first single for this young kid @justinbieber that I believed could change the game," the singer's longtime manager wrote on Instagram, reminiscing about the song that was first released on May 18, 2009 and led My World. "We literally had to make the song ourselves outside of our label budget (which wasn’t even open) and my friend @trickystewart made the song with us as a favor. We put it out with no plan other than let’s hit the road with this guy @ryangood24 that @usher brought on and my friend @kennyhamilton who worked at T-Mobile in atl. We used YouTube and social media (never been done before at that time) to try and prove everyone wrong."

  

He went on to shout out the people who were there at the start of Bieber's journey, as well as to thank Bieber's mom for having some faith in him guiding her son's career: "@allisonjamiekaye and I met this wild man @dankanter who might be one of the top 438 guitar players from Canada and added him to the team. We got a dj named @djtayjames off the college scene and off we went. @pattiemallette we were all so young but you trusted my vision for your boy and I thank you and honor you for that. 10 years later our lives have changed and that floppy haired kid has become a legend."  

"But beyond all his achievements since ...I’m proud of the young man he has become," Braun said. "His heart for others is incredible and his growth at such a young age is admired. We have come so far in 10 years and so many other hits have happened (literally one right now with @teddysphotos at the top of the global charts) both in music and in life." (Braun was, of course, referring to Bieber's new single with Ed Sheeran, "I Don't Care" -- which is poised to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 next week.)

"One thing has remained constant... @justinbieber is my family and I’m proud of him and I love him like family. #onetime #10years - watch what we do the next 10 years," he ended his note.

See the post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 years ago today we launched the first single for this young kid @justinbieber that I believed could change the game. We literally had to make the song ourselves outside of our label budget (which wasn’t even open) and my friend @trickystewart made the song with us as a favor. We put it out with no plan other than let’s hit the road with this guy @ryangood24 that @usher brought on and my friend @kennyhamilton who worked at T-Mobile in atl. We used YouTube and social media (never been done before at that time) to try and prove everyone wrong. @allisonjamiekaye and I met this wild man @dankanter who might be one of the top 438 guitar players from Canada and added him to the team --. We got a dj named @djtayjames off the college scene and off we went. @pattiemallette we were all so young but you trusted my vision for your boy and I thank you and honor you for that. 10 years later our lives have changed and that floppy haired kid has become a legend. But beyond all his achievements since ...I’m proud of the young man he has become. His heart for others is incredible and his growth at such a young age is admired. We have come so far in 10 years and so many other hits have happened (literally one right now with @teddysphotos at the top of the global charts) both in music and in life. But one thing has remained constant... @justinbieber is my family and I’m proud of him and I love him like family. #onetime #10years - watch what we do the next 10 years --

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