Justin Bieber sweeps American Music Awards by winning four awards include the biggest award of the night “The Artist of the Year.” Bieber beating out heavyweights like Lady Gaga, Rihanna even his own mentor, Usher who cried backstage for his protege’s big wins!

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Justin took home the “The Artist of The Year” Award which makes him the youngest to ever win the biggest prize of the night! After his final win, and the final award of the night, the ‘Artist of the Year’ Award, Bieber called Usher to the stage, saying Usher was “…not only my mentor, but my best friend and my big brother.” The two hugged as the show ended and later backstage Usher was seen to shed tears of joy.

Usher signed Justin to his Raymond Braun Media Group in 2008 and helped him get a deal with Island Def Jam Music Group thereafter.

Bravo Justin! He’s from a tiny tiny town and never thought this could ever happen..it just tells you to never stop living your dream!

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