Justin Bieber to Get Philanthropy Award at 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards

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The singer, who is already announced to perform at the awards in Northern Ireland, has been awarded the gong in recognition of his charity work.


LONDON - There's no word on reports of an impending paternity test or on his relationship with MTV Europe Music Awards host Selena Gomez, but Justin Bieber's fans will have something to cheer about Sunday: the baby-faced singer will be handed one of the inaugural MTV Voices awards at the Europe Music Awards in Belfast Nov. 6.

Bieber will be given the philanthropy award in recognition of the work he has done to launch his Believe Charity Drive, which has raised millions on behalf of an umbrella group of 20 charities around the world. Additionally the singer has devoted time to the Make A Wish Foundation and the kids education group Pencils of Promises.

Local outreach group the Northern Ireland Youth Forum will also receive an MTV Voice award.

MTV Voices is MTV’s new "pro-social" platform - an online community space that highlights positive and inspirational content from artists and viewers alike.

“It's a compelling new platform where our audience can share its voice and its talent with us," said Georgia Arnold. MTV svp of Social Responsibility. “It encourages MTV's audience to share experiences on difficult subjects like bullying and self-confidence issues like body-weight, as well as provide a platform for artists to talk about their inspiration,” she said.

Bieber is already lined up to perform at the awards, which are being hosted by his girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Bieber is reportedly facing a paternity suit from a 20-year old woman - who claims the singer is the father of her three-month-old son. The singer's spokesman has rejected the allegations.