Justin Bieber flaunts his Canadian roots at MuchMusic Video Awards
Lady Gaga bookended the MuchMusic video awards with her trademark eccentricity and electric performances. It was the 17-year-old crooner from Stratford, Ontario, however, that elicited a frenzy among audience members.
Disney's cultivated teen sensation Selena Gomez co-hosted the event, leaving fans in breathless anticipation of a possible appearance from boyfriend Justin Bieber.
And, without failing his fans, Bieber stole the night simply by showing up. The teen titan -- who wasn't slotted to present or attend -- drove fans wild with his surprise entrance on the red carpet.
"When he got there, I felt the ground move," said CTV reporter Lainey Lui.
Gomez and Bieber didn't shy from flirting with gossip about their relationship on-stage.
"You guys may not know this, but I love everything about Canada," Gomez joked in her opening monologue.
"Hockey, I play. Back bacon? I just ate some backstage. And it's just fun to say 'Saskatchewan.'
Basically, I love Canada."
Moments later, she presented Justin Bieber and Drake with the best international artist of the year award.
The winners awkwardly shuffled positions so that Bieber could stand next to his girlfriend.
"Selena? Nice to meet you, I'm Justin," he said with a wink.
"You're very beautiful. Maybe we could go out sometime?"
After the show, Bieber capped off the night with these words of wisdom: "Dont forget where you come from...and always show love to home. I LOVE CANADA!!! THANK YOU. GREAT NIGHT."
Here is the list of the night’s winners:
Video of the Year Shawn Desman for “Electric/Night Like This,” directed by RT!
Post-Production of the Year Danny Fernandes f. Belly for “Automatic,” directed by RT!
Cinematography of the Year Blake McGrath for “Relax,” directed by Kyle Davison
Director of the Year You Say Party for “Lonely’s Lunch,” directed by Sean Wainsteim
Pop Video of the Year Down With Webster for “Whoa Is Me,” directed by Aaron A.
MuchLOUD Rock Video of the Year Abandon All Ships for “Geeving,” directed by Davin Black
MuchVibe Hip Hop Video of the Year Classified for “That Ain’t Classy,” directed by Harv
MuchFACT Indie Video of the Year JDiggz f. Neverending White Lights for “This Time,” directed by RT!
International Video of the Year - Artist Lady Gaga for “Judas,” directed by Lady Gaga and Laurieann Gibson
International Video of the Year - Group Far East Movement f. The Cataracs & Dev for “Like a G6,” directed by Matt Alonzo
International Video of the Year by a Canadian (TIE) Drake for “Find Your Love,” directed by Anthony Mandler, and Justin Bieber f. Usher for “Somebody to Love (Remix),” directed by Dave Meyers
UR FAVE Video Fefe Dobson for “Stutterin,” directed by Alan Ferguson
UR FAVE International Artist Lady Gaga for “Born This Way,” directed by Nick Knight and Haus of Gaga
UR FAVE Artist Justin Bieber f. Usher for “Somebody to Love (Remix),” directed by Dave Meyers
MuchMusic.com Most Watched Video Taio Cruz for “Dynamite”