Our first winner of the evening!
Justin Bieber has just taken home the title of Top Social Artist of the Year at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, beating out Eminem, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, and Shakira!
During his acceptance speech, the young artist went out of his way to thank his manager, Scooter Braun, his mentor Usher, his mom, and of course, his fans!
Ch-ch-check it out (above)!
Well done, boy! Here's hoping this is the first of many tonight!
[Image via Getty Images.]
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