Mon, 21 May 2012 15:20:24 GMT | By Kevin Ritchie
Billboard Music Awards 2012: Best & worst moments

Social Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber



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  • Billboard Music Awards 2012: Best & worst moments (© Steve Marcus, Reuters)
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We track the best and worst performances, award wins, acceptance speeches and other award show-related shenanigans at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

Justin Bieber claimed the evening's first award: Social Artist of the Year. Taking the stage to the requisite squeals and screams, the Stratford, Ontario-native seemed poised to deliver a heartfelt speech about what it's like to grow up before our eyes but quickly aborted that to thank the usual suspects: his manager Scooter Braun, Usher, his mom, his dad and God. "I wanna thank all my fans because the internet is where I got my start and all my fans have helped me get to this position," he added.

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