Justin Bieber Electrifies Billboard Music Awards With High-Energy Performance, Impressive Theatrics

by Zach Seemayer 7:59 PM PDT, May 22, 2016
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Justin Bieber took the stage for a high-energy performance of his hit singles, "Sorryā€¯ and "Company," at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, and his fans couldn't get enough.

As Bieber hit the stage, the screams from his throng of enthusiastic fans built to a crescendo that was nearly reminiscent of the reception enjoyed by The Beatles back in the day.

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Bieber kept his ensemble simple with ripped jeans and a grey long-sleeved shirt, however the 22-year-old singer kicked the stage theatrics up a level with a psychedelic light show and pyrotechnics.

The Purpose artist was a 12-time finalist in 11 categories, topped only by The Weeknd, who earned 19 nominations in 16 categories. However, Bieber beat out The Weeknd for the Top Male Artist award following his impressive performance.

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Leading up to the BBMAs, Bieber had been making headlines for his somewhat eccentric behavior in Boston where he was performing as part of his Purpose World Tour.

Bieber was spotted walking around the city barefoot, climbing trees to listen to music and refusing to take photos with fans. Check out the video below for more.