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Justin Bieber was the top winner at the 40th anniversary American Music Awards, taking home three prizes. Bieber lifted his mother Pattie Mallette into the air and led her up to the stage to accept the 'Artist of the Year' award - a category in which he triumphed over Katy Perry, Rihanna, Drake and Maroon 5. "This is my mom, this is my mom. She's little, but she's beautiful. And thank you so much," Bieber began, struggling to express himself as his speech progressed. "First of all, I wanna say... they told me to... I can't even think, I mean, I'm so blown away right now." Turning to his mother, Bieber continued: "I want to thank you for just believing in me. I want to thank everyone, just everyone. I'm at a loss for words. "I just want to say... it's hard growing up with everything going on, with (more »

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