“Woke up … had a good breakfast … got a smile on my face … everyone is feeling good … it’s finally here.”
“It,” of course, refers to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and the speaker in question is none other than “Baby” singer [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist]. On Sunday, Bieber — who was nominated for Best New Artist — tweeted to his legions of Twitter followers to express his excitement over the impending awards show. “Regardless of what happens, I’m lucky to have the greatest fans ever,” he wrote. “So thank you!”
By the end of the night, Bieber had more than luck and his fans on his side — he also had a Moonman to call his own.
Bieber offered his thanks to a wide range of supporters, from his mother to his manager, Scooter Braun, to legendary martial artist and actor Chuck Norris. The singer acknowledged that he was likely leaving someone out, so he simply decided to thank “everybody.”
“Biggest thank you in the world to the greatest fans in the world,” he wrote. “We did it together and we are just getting started!!!”
Of course, Bieber wasn’t the only musician lucky enough to leave the Nokia Theatre with a shiny new trophy. Lady Gaga , for instance, went home with a walloping eight awards, including Best Pop Video, Best Female Video and Video of the Year.
30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto was equally grateful after winning the Best Rock Video award for “Kings and Queens.” “An unforgettable and amazing night,” he tweeted. “We are the luckiest band in the world to be able to share our lives with all of you.”
Sadly, not everyone was able to claim victory at the VMAs. Drake, who lost Best Hip-Hop Video to Eminem, ended the night with his head held high despite the loss. “Thank you for all the love tonight,” he told his Twitter followers. “I had the time of my life.”
Hayley Williams of Paramore had a similar outlook, despite losing Best Rock Video and three other awards for her collaboration with B.o.B on “Airplanes.” “Even though we didn’t win, our time was up on that stage,” Williams tweeted. “We had the best time performing. So we still won!”
The Moonmen have all been handed out and the stars have gone home, but there’s plenty of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards news, interviews, behind-the-scenes scoop, party reports and more still to come, so keep it locked on MTVNews.com.