The 2012 Billboard Music Awards were in full swing Sunday night, with Justin Bieber among the music mega-stars hand to perform in Las Vegas.
Biebs became the first name on the list of Billboard Music Award winners, taking home Top Social Artist honors and addressing his many fans.
JB went on to perform his new hit song “Boyfriend.” Watch below!
"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,” Justin said emotionally.
“I want to thank all my fans worldwide, because the Internet is where I got my start, and all my fans have helped me get to this position."
Other performances honored the late Adam "MCA" Yauch, Queen of Disco Donna Summer, and of course Jordin Sparks' tribute to Whitney Houston.