Justin Bieber won Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist in the first award handed out at the 2012 American Music Awards and gave a shout-out to those who didn’t think he would last on the music scene.
“I want to say this is for all the haters who that I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I’m going to be here for a very long time.” Justin also thanking his mom, manager, family and “beautiful, beautiful fans.”
UPDATE: Justin took home 3 awards.
-Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
-Favorite Pop/Rock Album
-Artist of the Year
Full List of the Winners
Watch the video: Justin accepting his awards
Justin accepting “Artist of the Year”