Justin Bieber had stiff competition at the Billboard Music Awards 2012 in the category of Social Artist of the Year including Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Shakira.
The Boyfriend singer trotted on stage to his hit song wearing a hoodie and a white t-shirt. He looked cute if maybe a bit underdressed. In his speech, Justin Bieber thanked his fans and the Internet along with Scooter Braun and Usher. Finally, he thanked his mom, his dad, and God for the win. Ultimately, he seemed surprised about the win and had a bit of a tough time with his speech.
Among all the finalists for the award, they boasted a total of 90 million Twitter followers and 254 million friends on Facebook. Those are some astonishing numbers. It is truly surprising that Justin Bieber's girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was not among the finalists for this award because she is no slouch in the social media department herself, but it looks like the others have a bigger social media presence than she does.
Were you at all surprised that Biebs won this award? The crowd actually yelled out Bieber's name when the award was being presented, and most people expected the teen heart-throb to win it.