[artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] has had a landmark year, earning among other accolades a friendship with Kim Kardashian, a #1 album, a sold-out tour and a multitude of hits. And now, in addition to performing at the 2010 Video Music Awards on September 12, he's also been nominated for Best New Artist for "Baby."
MTV News hit Madison Square Garden before Bieber's sell-out gig on Tuesday and asked Bieber's fans about his chances of winning. The Beliebers, who are famous — and at times infamous — for their rabid devotion, not surprisingly, predicted very little competition for their hero from his fellow nominees, including chart-toppers Ke$sha and Nicki Minaj. Because the Best New Artist is decided by the public, Bieber's fans said they'll see to it that he takes home his Moonman.
"Most of the fans that he has are really big fans, so if they vote for him, they'll vote for him every single day," Bailey Solomons explained. Solomons, along with two friends, did not have tickets for the MSG show, but dressed up in their best Bieber garb hoping to be invited in. Another fan, Alexa Summerlin, affirmed Bailey's sentiment, saying, "Justin has a big fanbase and the people are gonna vote for him."
"Nobody stands a chance against him, if they did, I would be so shocked," said Taylor Carro, a fan who plans on voting before the September 12 deadline.
Other fans had a simpler argument for why Bieber stands to pick up the award. "He's amazing and everyone loves him!" Diana Rossi gushed. "All the teenagers and kids love him," Danicka Przchowski added.
Be sure to catch the Video Music Awards September 12 to see if Bieber's fans got out the vote!
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET.