Justin Bieber won three prizes at last night's American Music Awards.
The 18-year-old singer - who was accompanied to the bash by his mother Pattie Mallette - was the big winner at the ceremony, taking home pop/rock male artist, pop/rock album for Believe and the evening's final accolade, the coveted artist of the year award.
Accepting pop/rock male artist, he said, "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here for a very long time."
For his third win, Justin brought his mother on stage with him and told her, "I wanted to thank you for always believing in me... This is my mom. She's little, but she's beautiful."
The Believe star also performed twice at the ceremony, duetting with Nicki Minaj on their track "Beauty and a Beat" and a stripped-back solo acoustic performance of "As Long As You Love Me."
Kelly Clarkson wants to work with Bruno Mars. The American Idol winner is a huge fan of the "Grenade" hitmaker and would love to work with him on a version of "Somethin' Stupid," a track covered by Frank and Nancy Sinatra in 1967 and by Nicole Kidman and Robbie Williams in 2001.
"I want to recut 'Somethin' Stupid' with Bruno Mars or [country singer] Blake Shelton," she said.
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards earlier tonight.
The 22-year-old "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer and the 18-year-old Canadian popstar scooped three awards each at the star-studded event hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum in Frankfurt, Germany.
Performer Taylor - who made her first appearance at the annual awards ceremony and recently released her new album Red - picked up awards for Best Female, Best Live and the debut Best Look award. "I am so excited about tonight. It doesn't even feel real, to get to my first EMAs and to win three awards is unbelievable, I am blown away. I had a blast during the performance that was the most production I've ever got to do during a performance with all the circus acrobats it was so much fun," she said.
"As Long As You Love Me" singer Justin - who was unable to attend the event as he has a concert in Brooklyn tomorrow and is due to meet Selena Gomez for crisis talks following their split last week - picked up Best Male, Best Pop and Best World Stage.
Taylor Swift's song "The Last Time" is allegedly about her ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal.
The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer - whose new album Red sold 1.2 million copies last week - has revealed the break-up song is about an "unreliable guy" and refers to a Hollywood lifestyle sparking rumors it is about the 31-year-old Love And Other Drugs actor.
The 22-year-old singer, who dated Jake for a few months last year - told Guy Raz on National Public Radio, "The idea was based on this experience I had with someone who was kind of this unreliable guy. You never know when he's going to leave, you never know when he's going to come back, but he always does come back. It's a really fragile emotion you're dealing with when you want to love someone, but you don't know if it's smart to."
Last year it was reported that Jake both initiated their relationship and decided to end it because he couldn't stand the attention, leaving Taylor devastated."He said he wasn't feeling it anymore and was uncomfortable with all the attention they got. He also said he could feel the age difference. Taylor is really upset. We told her not to move so fast with this but she didn't listen," a source said at the time.
Taylor Swift has announced a 58 date concert tour.
The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer will tour the US and Canada in support of her new album Red in the spring and summer of 2013 and can't wait to get on the road to play for her fans.
"As you may know my new album Red is finally out and I am so happy about that and I am beyond excited to tell you that I cam coming back out on tour next year and I can't wait to play these songs for my fans. We are starting with 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and three provinces. Nine stadiums and 36 arenas. We're starting on March 13th, that's my lucky number, in Omaha, Nebraska, through until September," she said in a video announcement on her website.
Taylor also revealed her support act will be her close friend Ed Sheeran: "I'm bringing someone pretty amazing with me on tour to open up the shows...Ed Sheeran. The first tickets go on sale on November 16 and you can find all of the information at Taylorswift.com."
Carrie Underwood is having a blast on her Blown Away tour.
The country music star thinks the "weird life" and odd hours involved in touring the US are worth it as she has a great time hanging out with her backing musicians, but has to take time out from her gruelling schedule to relax every now and again.
"We're having a lot of fun when we're out on the road. If we weren't, we wouldn't keep doing it. We all work so hard and have such funny hours. It's such a weird life that we live. We live on tour buses and it's just strange, so on days off I'll go take the dogs for a super long walk. I got a massage a couple of days ago and that was nice. But it's really all about recharging the batteries."
The 29-year-old singer promises fans a very visual and "cinematic" experience with the tour and says she put a lot of effort into planning the staging to accompany her brand new tracks as she wants the audience to feel they got their money's worth:
Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs).
The two singers are each in the running for four awards, with Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher following narrowly behind with three nods apiece.
Justin, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Drake and Katy Perry will battle it out for the coveted Artist of the Year prize, while J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are all up for New Artist of the Year.
Nicki's four nominations are for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist - Rap/ Hip Hop, Favorite Album - Pop/Rock and Favorite Album - Rap/ Hip Hop for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. As well as Artist of the Year, Rihanna is also up for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B and Favorite Album - Soul/R&B for Talk That Talk.
Taylor Swift talks to herself in the mirror to calm herself down before going on stage. The 22-year-old singer is a nervous wreck before she performs a gig, particularly at music festivals where fans may not have turned up just to see her, so the blonde beauty quells her anxiety by repeatedly telling herself that she is "going to be OK."
"I get pretty nervous. I kind of like go through, you know when you talk to yourself in the mirror? And I'm like, 'They're not going to throw things at you, it's going to be OK, it's going to be OK.' It's not like that, it's more like, 'Mmm ... it's going to be OK?' I don't get nervous when I'm going on stage and a crowd of people have bought tickets to see me, because I'm like, 'You guys totally want to be here.' It's when I'm not sure if people want me to be on stage."
The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who is currently on a visit to the UK - was delighted to meet fellow singer Ellie Goulding last night because Taylor is "obsessed" with the "Your Song" singer, but thinks the 25-year-old star may have been "weirded out" by her constant questions.
Taylor Swift, Muse and No Doubt will perform at the 2012 MTV European Music Awards (EMA).
The trio are the first batch of performers announced take to the stage at the ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany on November 11, and the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who has been nominated for five EMAs including Best Live Act and Best Live Stage - can't wait to sing at the spectacle.
"I've always wanted to go to the EMA, because you hear about the spectacle of it, and how everyone just goes all out for their performances. To be nominated for five EMAs was the most exciting feeling, and I was absolutely blown away. I can't wait to be there this year and perform on the show!"
No Doubt - who will go up against Taylor for the Best Pop accolade at the ceremony - are "really excited" about performing some of their new tracks from latest album Push and Shove at the event.
Heidi Klum is to host the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The German supermodel will take control of the ceremony when it takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday, November 11 and can't wait for the event to take place in her home country. "I'm honored to host the 2012 MTV EMAs in its return to my home country of Germany. The MTV EMAs are one of the biggest nights in global music, fashion and culture, and I'm thrilled to play a part in bringing this one-of-a-kind show to audiences all over the world. We're going to have a blast!" she said in a statement.
Rihanna is the most nominated artist for the ceremony with nods in six categories, including Best Pop Act, Best Look, Biggest Fans and Best Female. Taylor Swift follows with five nominations for prestigious prizes such as Best Live Act and she will battle Rihanna for the Best Female statuette as well as Katy Perry, Pink and Nicki Minaj. Justin Bieber and Katy received four nods each, while several acts picked up a hat-trick of nominations including Nicki, Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen.
The event takes place at the Festhalle Frankfurt and fans can vote for the winners by visiting www.mtvema.com.
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