Justin Bieber has flaunted some PDA with Selena Gomez on live television. The "Baby" hitmaker was announced as the winner of Top New Artist at 2011 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, May 22, but before he got on stage to accept the trophy, he was caught on camera sharing a quick kiss with his songstress girlfriend.
The 17-year-old singer collected a total of seven kudos on the special night. Before the show was kicked off, he had already nabbed Top Social Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Pop Album and Top Streaming Song (Video). During the ceremony, he was presented with Digital Artist of the Year and Fan Favorite Award in addition to the New Artist gong.
After his big wins, Justin made time to speak with the press backstage. During the Q&A session, he was asked if kissing Selena was the best prize of the night. To the question, he replied, "She's amazing." He went on to add that the best moment "was seeing my mom's eyes and how proud she is." The pop sensation also admitted that he was most proud of winning Top New Artist.
The "Never Say Never" additionally unraveled that he is taking a month off before starting to work on his next album. Of the effort, he shared his hopes for it to have songs with "meaning and significance." He added, "I want to focus on myself and get into what I'm feeling."
Getting a Congratulatory Kiss From Selena Gomez:
Speaking to the press backstage: