Last night’s American Music Awards should have been called the Justin Bieber and Usher Awards! The powerhouse duo cleaned up at the 2010 AMAs winning five awards between the two of them! During one of his acceptance speeches JB seemed to have the audience confused as he thanked the King of Pop stating, “Without Michael Jackson, none of us would be here.” So what did exactly did he mean?
“You know, I said, ‘Without Michael we wouldn’t have been here,’ but we would be here, but music wouldn’t be the same,” he explained to MTV. “I want to clarify that you’d still be born. Michael’s not your dad or anything. You’d still be here. He’s not your father.”
The Biebs won three AMAs — T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award, Pop/Rock Favorite Male Artist Award and Artist Of The Year Award. During his final acceptance speech, he brought up his mentor and “big brother” Usher on stage for a big hug!
Usher won Soul/R&B Favorite Album Award and Soul/R&B Favorite Male Artist Award, and the duo had quite a good time posing together in the press room.
Catch clips for their performances below!
JB explains MJ shout-out.
JB performs his new song “Pray.”
usher DJ Got Us Falling in Love