Justin Bieber is a Grammy Award winner. The 21-year-old pop singer won his first trophy at the 58th Grammys for his collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo on the dance track “Where Are U Now.” The trio beat out Flying Lotus, Galantis, The Chemical Brothers, and Above & Beyond for the Grammys gold.
And the win for Best Dance Recording has fulfilled a life-long dream for Bieber. Five years ago, Justin tweeted that his wish was to win at the Grammys.
In addition to some long-awaited respect from the music industry, the controversial pop singer even got some love from ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez after his Grammy win. When asked about Justin Bieber’s win at the Grammys, Selena told Entertainment Tonight that she is truly happy for her ex.
“I’m very happy for him. Honestly, so cool.”
Gomez also gave credit to Bieber and his fellow EDM collaborators for their hard work to get that big win at the Grammys.
“They have such a cool energy amongst all of them to be able to create something like that. It’s really great.”
Justin Bieber didn’t go on stage to accept his award at the Grammys. The Best Dance recording award was presented off-camera, so, unfortunately, Beliebers didn’t get to see the Canadian sensation give an acceptance speech. But Bieber did post a video of himself saying that the award really belongs to his longtime manager Scooter Braun, who has been by his side since the beginning of his career.
Justin also thanked his fans via Twitter, writing, “We did it!”
In addition to picking up his award, Bieber performed his song “Love Yourself” before segueing into “Where Are U No” with Skrillex and Diplo at the 2016 Grammys. But in true Justin Bieber fashion, somehow he got blamed for the poor audio during Adele’s performance — something that had nothing to do with him. Justin’s segment on the show came after the British singer’s poorly received performance of her ballad “All I Ask,” which was marred with audio glitches, so some people assumed that his guitar was plugged in during her song. Adele later revealed that the piano mics fell on the piano strings, making it sound out of tune.
While his immature antics used to be a bit of a running joke, Justin Bieber seems to be in a new place with the release of his latest album, Purpose. The singer has toned down his bad boy behavior, although in a new cover story with GQ, he says he has no regrets about anything in his past, because even the stupid stuff he did was all part of his journey to get him where he is today.
“Everyone, when they start growing up, realizes, ‘Man, I did some dumb sh*t when I was younger.’ It’s not just me… If I could go back, I wouldn’t really change much. I think it’s all my journey. That stuff made me who I am.”
In the GQ interview, Bieber also touched on his relationship with Selena Gomez, whom he admits inspired several of the songs on his Purpose album. His description of their relationship after their breakup matches Selena’s classy reaction to his Grammys win. It definitely sounds like all is good between the exes.
“We don’t talk often, but we’re cordial. If she needs something, I’m there for her. If I need something, she’s there for me.”
Take a look at the video below to see Justin Bieber’s entire performance at the Grammys.
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