When Justin Bieber took the stage to accept the fan-voted Milestone Award at last night's Billboard Music Awards, he was greeted by something verrrry peculiar and, likely, unfamiliar to him: booing.
"I'm 19 years old. I think I'm doing a pretty good job," Justin told the audience after taking a long pause. He's doing more than just a good job! Earlier this year, JB became the first and only artist to have FIVE No. 1 albums before his 19th birthday. Hi, haters! Here are a few other reasons why Justin deserves everyone's applause.
+ His Commitment to Ending Child Hunger
His relationship with Selena Gomez may be on-again, off-again, but Justin Bieber is 100% committed to his charity work. The superstar paid a surprise visit to Las Vegas' Whitney Elementary School on Friday — the same school he gifted with $100,000 plus $100,000 worth of toys last December. Many of Whitney's students are from low-income and homeless families. The school covers families' medical, food and other household costs, asking that their children stay in school in return.
Justin's visit was to promote the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign and to celebrate principal Sherrie Gahn's efforts to improve her students' lives and futures. "Thanks to Whitney Elementary and Sherrie for letting me come by again," JB Tweeted after the event. "Love u guys. U inspire me."
+ His Expensive Undies
After receiving a lifesaving lung transplant, Hélène Campbell and the Toronto General Hospital set up the Give 2 Live Campaign to help other patients and families in need. Last month, Justin donated a pair of his tighty whities to Give 2 Live's charity auction, finally answering the age-old question that millions of Beliebers have been asking for years: boxers or briefs?
+ His Devotion to Real Change
Justin's commitment to youth, health, and education are so worthy of a applause, whether you're a Belieber or a die-hard fan of the other Milestone Award nominees. Plus, guys, didn't Miley Cyrus just lecture us on being supportive of all artists? Follow the action widgets below to show The Biebz and his favorite causes some much-deserved love.