Justin Bieber Shows Up At MuchMusic Video Awards

Justin Bieber ($53 million)
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Granted, the No. 9 Forbes earner made $14 million less than Paul McCartney, but hey, he's 51 years younger. He can catch up.

With girlfriend Selena Gomez hosting the MMVAs, Justin Bieber is to walk the red carpet in Toronto during the pre-show and appear on stage to collect possible trophies as the teen sensation contends in four categories.

TORONTO - It's official: Justin Bieber is to surprise his Canadians fans and appear Sunday night at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.

Bieber, who hails from nearby Stratford, Ontario, will be on hand to support girlfriend Selena Gomez, who will co-host the Canadian video awards.

And the pop superstar is also nominated in four MMVA categories, including in the best international artist category, and so is expected on stage to collect potential awards.

MMVA organizers also confirmed Bieber will walk the red carpet during the pre-show, ahead of the main telecast on Canada’s MuchMusic channel and Fuse in the U.S. market.