Justin Bieber became the youngest person ever to win the Artist of the Year prize at the American Music Awards (AMAs) last night (21.11.10).
The 'Pray' hitmaker was the big winner of the evening, taking home four accolades including Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Album and Breakthrough Artist of the Year during the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Accepting the Artist of the Year honor, the 16-year-old star thanked his mentor Usher and invited the 'OMG' singer to join him on stage.
He said: "I really was embraced by a man named Usher Raymond. It would be only right if I invited him up here to share it with me."
Usher picked up two gongs himself, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album, while rapper Eminem walked away with statuettes for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
Other winners at the 38th annual ceremony included country stars Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley; British rock band Muse, R&B singer Rihanna and Colombian pop star Shakira.
Michael Buble was heard shouting "I love winning things'' when he picked up the Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist award.
Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kid Rock and Bon Jovi, all performed at the ceremony and boy bands New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) and Backstreet Boys joined up for their first collaborative live stage effort before they kick off a joint American tour next year.
Pink - who announced last week she is pregnant with her first child - did not allow her pregnancy to slow her down putting on an energetic dance routine to perform new song 'Raise Your Glass'.
American Music Awards (AMAs) 2010, full list of winners:
Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Usher, 'Raymond v. Raymond'
Favorite Pop Rock Band/Duo/Group: The Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Latin Music Artist: Shakira
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Country Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Breakthrough Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist: Muse
Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist: Michael Buble
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Favorite Country Album: Carrie Underwood, 'Play On'
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist: Eminem
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Justin Bieber, 'My World 2.0'
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Lady Gaga
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: MercyMe
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Eminem, 'Recovery'
Favorite Soundtrack Album: 'Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers'