Bieber Thanks Fans After Awards Triumph

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June 20, 2011 | 7:45am EST

Justin Bieber has thanked fans for their loyalty after scooping a prestigious award voted for by the public.
The Baby hitmaker was handed the Ur Fave New Artist prize at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada on Sunday, and he also took home the Best International Video of the Year honor for Somebody to Love.

Following the ceremony, Bieber was keen to thank his supporters for their votes, and eventually tracked down a laptop to post a message to fans on

He writes, “Finally got access to a computer. Haven’t been able to tweet. Really happy night. Loved being back in Canada. Special night

I won at the MMVA’s a year ago my first award ever… so I had to come back to TO (Toronto) and support my fellow Canadians. Thank you for the love… the award that I am so grateful 4 (is) FAN FAV… because it was from u. You the Fans are always there for me. I promise to always do the same.”

And Bieber also gave a cheeky nod to his girlfriend Selena Gomez, who hosted the awards ceremony, adding: “And to that young lady selenagomez – great job and it was a pleasure meeting u.”