Justin Bieber’s Billboard Music Awards Performance Was Everything Fans Wanted
Justin Bieber wasn't just nominated for a number of awards at the Billboard Music Awards, he also delivered a stellar performance of "Company" and "Sorry." Justin Bieber's Billboard Music Awards performance sent fans into a frenzy on Twitter. Not only was the stage production of the performance amazing, but Bieber also debuted a new buzzcut that was a total throwback to a younger Bieber.
Lanre Bakare's description of Bieber's performance of "Sorry" was incredibly spot on. The audience at the awards and Bieber fans (and those who refuse to admit to being fans) online completely lost it:
Bieber recently made headlines for debuting his new dreads, which the Internet did not approve of. But his super short, buzzed hair at the BBMAs seemed to be something that people could get on board with — that, and his on-point dance moves. Bieber stuck to what he knows for his BBMAs performance, and that's what made it so great. Even people who don't like Bieber that much had to admit that his performance was pretty damn cool.
Only the Beatles and Justin Bieber have had 3 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 top 5!— 27 DAYS (@whoabiebz) May 23, 2016
ONLY THE BEATLES AND JUSTIN BIEBER
HE KNOWS HOW TO PUT ON A GOOD SHOW https://t.co/OJjBBUVUS5— ️️️ilene sartorius (@IiIbitdangerous) May 23, 2016
THE GOD DAMN VISUALS, EVERYONE IS SHOOK. https://t.co/6RaYXWTXCl— Quinty (@arianapurpose) May 23, 2016
Just after the performance, Bieber won Top Male Artist, beating out the Weeknd and Ed Sheeran. And if his performance didn't make Beliebers freak out enough, the award took fans' feelings to another level entirely:
BUT EVERYBODY GOT UP AND WAS CLAPPING FOR JUSTIN IM SO PROUD pic.twitter.com/rSXQ4G0yRx— 楷贾 // élle✨✨✨✨✨ (@RAUHLSCANADUH) May 23, 2016
JUSTIN'S SO CUTE I JUST WANT TO PUT HIM IN MY POCKET— jb defense sqaud (@biebermelanin) May 23, 2016
IM SO PROUD OF JUSTIN..3 YEARS LATER AND HE CAME BACK TO SNATCH— jada✨ (@camsblessing) May 23, 2016
In 2013, Bieber was actually booed at the BBMAs, so this year is already looking much better. In addition to his stellar performance, Bieber was nominated in 11 different categories (but he was nominated twice in one category for two different songs), according to Billboard. Of course, there were haters saying that Bieber's performance didn't compare to P!nk, who was swinging from the ceiling on a number of suspended objects. Regardless, Biebers fans stood by him, because, really, those dance moves and the lights made for a pretty impeccable performance (not that I'm a Belieber or anything... no way).