The 2012 Billboard Music Awards were in full swing Sunday night, as the stars took over Sin City’s MGM Grand Resort and Casino for the big awards night.
After the “Party Rock” crew LMFAO opened up the ceremony with their over-the-top production, Selena Gomez’s beau Justin Bieber took home the first win of the night for “Top Social Artist.”
"I just want to say how much of a blessing it's been... the past three or four years, growing up in front of everybody,” Bieber said emotionally. “I want to thank all my fans, because the Internet is where I got my start, and all my fans have helped me get to this position."
The three-hour broadcast, televised live from Las Vegas, then carried on with an extravagant performance by Bieber of his new single “Boyfriend.”