Oh, yeah… in case you missed it, Stratford, Ontario’s own Justin Bieber sorta owned the American Music Awards on Sunday night, taking home several awards, including the night’s top honor: Entertainer of the Year.
It was, like, Bieber, Bieber, Bieber, ooooh…
He claimed all four awards for which he was nominated, including entertainer of the year, breakthrough artist of the year, favorite pop/rock male and favorite pop/rock album for “My World 2.0.”
Usher, who actually lost to Bieber for two awards, including Entertainer of the Year, didn’t seem too unhappy with the result, saying backstage, according to the AP, “”To see Justin take the award — having received that award before — it was like an out of body experience, you understand? It was emotional. I don’t cry that often, but I did. Hopefully it gives an indication of how hard we worked to build a career that hopefully will flourish and blossom over the years.”
A report has surfaced that teen sensation Justin Bieber unloaded on a stage hand at a TV show in Australia, but he’s denying it.
David Coch, the host of “Sunrise,” the morning show on which Bieber appeared, told Aussie radio station Mix FM, “We had him on and he was a thoroughly nice bloke, really decent guy.
“Our floor manager was directing him to where he was about to perform and he turned around to (floor manager) Nick and said, ‘Don’t ever f**king touch me again’. Nick went ‘What?’
“And then (Bieber’s) sound guy said, ‘Don’t take offence mate he tells us that all the time.’ So I was a little disappointed in that… I thought maybe someone needs to drag you aside and give you a bit of a slap.”
Bieber hasn’t said anything directly in response, but tweeted recently, “i was raised to respect others and not gossip…nor answer gossip with anger.
“i know my friends family and fans know the person i am. hearing adults spread lies and rumors is part of the job i guess. but i all i have to say is…kill em with kindness.”
If the folks at Viacom are paying attention, BET Canada should be coming to your television soon.
The nominations for the 2010 BET Awards came out Wednesday and were more or less dominated by Canadians.
Toronto’s Drake, a relative newcomer to the rap scene, led all nominees with six nominations — four of his own and two as a member of Young Money.
But the biggest buzz of the day has been the inclusion of 16-year-old Justin Bieber, who grabbed a nom for Best New Artist, setting off a flurry of Internet commentary about a white kid being nominated for a BET Award (nevermind the fact that Eminem, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke have all been up for a BET Award).
Still, it’s big news for the, ahem, Great White North.
Melanie Fiona completes the threesome of Canadian contenders for the Best New Artist Award (Bieber and Drake, as part of Young Money, are the other two).
There comes a time when celebrities heed a certain call, and that time was Monday, when more than 75 singers and actors came together to record a 25th anniversary version of the moving and timeless charitable tune, “We Are the World.”
We’ve got some video, thanks to MTV, of the recording of the new version, which took place the day after the Grammys in the same studio where the original was done.
This time around, however, Canadians are represented quite a bit more significantly than in 1985. Back then, shots of Dan Aykroyd in the chorus were as good as it got for the Great White North.
The new version features Canadians Justin Bieber, Drake, Melanie Fiona, and Celine Dion, who figures to fill one of the solo roles as seen in the clip below. (Even Robin Thicke is in there and deserves a shout out for his Canadian father).
Above all that, Canadian Paul Haggis is directing the 3-D video that will accompany the new recording. (Take THAT, Cameron. More than one Canadian director can play the 3-D game).
The new version of “We Are the World” is scheduled to premiere during NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, which, in case you hadn’t heard, are taking place in Vancouver.
To be honest, I’m still trying to figure out who this kid is, but this will surely matter to many people somewhere: Justin Bieber is not dead.
The 15-year-old Stratford, Ontario, native woke up this morning to discover he was the latest in a string of Internet death hoaxes as one was saying he’d passed away. Just before noon EST, Bieber, a notorious Tweeter, posted a link to an MTV News story about the hoax with the comment, “oh yeah…and it feels so good to be alive. haha.”
Bieber shot to stardom in the last couple of months, really, with his debut album “My World” coming out on Nov. 19. Since then, he’s performed all over most television programs in the United States and Canada, as well as for President Barack Obama and the First Family.
He also hangs out with Usher, who signed him to his record label.