bieber usher amas AMA Awards 2010: Justin Bieber youngest ever Artist of the YearTeen pop sensation Justin Bieber became the youngest artist in history to win the American Music Awards Artist of the Year prize. Upon winning, the adorable moppet hugged (among others) Usher and fellow nominee Katy Perry. He then took the stage (with an adorable shake of his signature floppy hair) and said:

]]>“Wow. This means … I don’t know what else to say. My fans are amazing. I want to thank my label … I want to thank everybody, my mom for giving up so much for me, my family, my dad. But you know, I really got this opportunity about a year and a half ago and really was embraced by a man named Usher Raymond. I feel like he’s had such an amazing career and it would be only right if I invited him up here to share it with me. Not only my mentor, but my best friend and my big brother. I love you, man.”

And Usher came up on stage for another big hug. It was a cute moment to cap off the 2010 AMAs. It was also the final award in a Bieber sweep. He took home all awards he was up for — Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock, Favorite Album Pop/Rock and finally Artist of the Year. Congrats Bieb!

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."