With the holiday season coming up and another decade coming to a close, people on social media have taken it upon themselves to bring back the #10YearChallenge. A lot can change in a decade and seeing photos from then can be shocking, the same goes for celebrities. We did a 10-year challenge celebrity edition and couldn't believe how much the faces and lives of Canadian Hollywood stars have changed. 

If you don't know what the #10yearchallenge is, it's when you post a side by side photo of yourself 10 years ago and a photo of yourself today. 

With these next Canadian celebs, we took it a step further. We delved into what exactly they were up to in their careers back in 2009.

It's hard to believe that iconic Canadians like Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara weren't even discovered yet! 

Justin Bieber 

For Justin Bieber, 2009 marked the year his life changed completely. After his 2007 YouTube video of him singing was discovered by Scooter Braun, he had a record deal and was topping the charts with songs like "One Time" and "One Less Lonely Girl." By January 2010 Bieber had sold out concerts worldwide for his Never Say Never tour. 

Now 2019 also marked a huge year for Bieber. Besides releasing a hit collab with Ed Sheeran, he also announced an upcoming album after taking some time off. 

Even bigger than that, the Canadian artist recently got married to Hailey Baldwin at a romantic resort in South Carolina. 


Because of Drake's work on Degrassi, it can almost feel like he's been in the spotlight longer than he actually has, but really 2009, like Justin Bieber, marked the beginning of his rise into fame. He released his third mixtape in 2009 that featured Drake classics like, "Best I Ever Had" and "Successful." It was this mixtape that actually got him signed to his first record deal. 

Now in 2019, Drake has broke music industry records, including having more Billboard top 100 songs in one year than The Beatles. He also recently celebrated his son, Adonis', first birthday

Avril Lavigne 

Avril Lavigne didn't exactly have the easiest decade, but both 2009 and 2019 were huge years for her. She spent the earlier part of the decade recording music for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and collaborated with artists like Rihanna. 

Now in 2019, Lavigne made a huge comeback with her album Head Above Water album and tour, which was meant as a tribute to her six-year battle with Lyme Disease. 

Ryan Reynolds

Let's be real, on paper Ryan Reynolds absolutely slayed this decade. 

Back in 2009, Reynolds hadn't exactly broken into the Hollywood scene yet. He had credits on the first two X-Men movies and had just released his hit comedy The Proposal alongside Sandra Bullock and Betty White. 

But now in 2019, Reynolds has become huge. Not only is he his own "superhero" and is technically part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he recently released a live-action Pokemon film.

Aside from film, he's now married to Blake Lively who he has three daughters with, owns a gin company, and has become known as the king of social media trolling

Keanu Reeves 

Keanu Reeves may be known across the internet as immortal because of his lack of aging throughout the years, but nonetheless his life has totally changed these past ten years. 

Keanu Reeves' decade was spent very much out of the spotlight. He took a lot of time to focus on his own filmmaking and directing low budget films and taking a break from acting altogether. 

That all changed when he reprised his role as John Wick back in 2017. Just in 2019 alone he's starred in Toy Story 4, made an iconic cameo in Always Be My Maybe, released the third part of John Wick, and announced he's reprising his role in Matrix 4. 

He also recently revealed he's in a relationship with artist Alexandra Grant after years of being publicly single. 

Seth Rogen 

2009 is when Seth Rogen fully established himself as a serious actor, with his previous roles in Superbad and Step Brothers in 2007 the Canadian actor finally had the respect he needed in the acting world to move forward. 

In 2009 he released Monster vs. Aliens and was running off the success of his Kung Fu Panda movie. 

Now although he does still act, he spends a lot of his time producing and writing films. This year he released his comedy Good Boys that broke records at the box office and also starred in the live-action Lion king as Pumba alongside Beyonce. 

Sandra Oh 

Sandra Oh has also made huge waves in her career over the past ten years. She spent the first half of the decade blowing away Grey's Anatomy fans but announced in 2013 that she'd be leaving the show. 

Although fans were understandably upset at her departure, it only benefited her. She went on to star in Killing Eve, which is still on the air. The show gained her prestigious awards at the BAFTA's, Critics Choice Awards, and The Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

Just this year she was also given the opportunity to co-host the Golden Globe Awards! 

There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.


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