Justin Bieber a big winner at Much Music
Teen nabs three awards; Drake, host Miley Cyrus also winNEW YORK -- Justin Bieber went three for three at Sunday night's (June 20) Much Music Awards in Toronto, taking home awards in each of the categories for which he was nominated. Bieber won UR Fave Video and UR Fave New Artist for "Baby" featuring Ludacris, and Best International Video by a Canadian for his debut single, "One Time."
"It's my first award, and to have it in Canada is just amazing," the Stratford, Ontario-born 16-year-old told the crowd after winning the latter. Bieber beat Toronto rapper/singer Drake to win UR Fave New Artist and UR Fave Video, which are both decided by fan voting, and performed "Baby" along with his current single, "Somebody to Love."
Despite his losses to Bieber, Drake won two awards for Hip-Hop Video of the Year and Cinematography of the Year for "Successful" featuring Trey Songz. The budding hip-hop star's debut album, "Thank Me Later," is poised to top the Billboard 200 this week, and he performed the album's lead single "Over" on the show.
Miley Cyrus held down hosting duties and won International Video of the Year - Artist for her 2009 hit, "Party in the U.S.A." Cyrus opened the show with a performance of the song, wearing a slinky outfit and bringing out Bieber as a surprise guest. The 17-year-old also performed "Can't Be Tamed," the title track from her new album released today.
"American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert won UR Fave International Video for his breakout single "Whataya Want from Me," topping Cyrus in a similar category decided by fans. The glam pop star also performed his winning ballad on the show, while Katy Perry, who went home emptyhanded, performed her No. 1 hit "California Gurls."
Other Much Music award winners included the Jonas Brothers, who won International Video of the Year - Group for "Paranoid," and Canadian pop-rockers Hedley, who won three awards including Video of the Year for "Perfect."