(November 19, 2012)—Justin Bieber Fever was strong as the teenage singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night.
Bieber's wins included the show's top award, artist of the year.
The singer's mother joined him onstage as he collected the top award.
He looked to his mom and said, "I wanted to thank you for always believing in me."
He said it's "hard growing up with everyone watching me" and asked that people continue to believe in him.
The 18-year-old also won favorite pop/rock album for "Believe" and male artist.
He performed two songs at the award show, one stripped and another upbeat with Nicki Minaj.
As Bieber won his second award, Jenny McCarthy, who presented the award, kissed him on the neck.
Complete List Of AMA Winners
Artist of the year: Justin Bieber
New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen
Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry
Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber
Pop/rock band, duo or group: Maroon 5
Pop/rock album: Justin Bieber, "Believe"
Country female artist: Taylor Swift
Country male artist: Luke Bryan
Country band, duo or group: Lady Antebellum
Country album: Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"
Rap/hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj
Rap/hip-hop album: Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"
Soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce
Soul/R&B male artist: Usher
Soul/R&B album: Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"
Alternative rock artist: Linkin Park
Adult contemporary artist: Adele
Latin artist: Shakira
Contemporary inspirational artist: tobyMac
Electronic dance music artist: David Guetta