Teen Heartthrob Justin Bieber Honored with 'Do Something Award'
Widely known for his singing and good looks, Justin Bieber won a Do Something Award on Aug. 14, in Los Angeles at the Do Something Awards.
The singing sensation, who attended sans Selena Gomez, won his award in the ‘Do Something Music Artist’ category. He was up against Nick Jonas, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Linkin Park, Will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas. The 17 year-old beat out these philanthropic artists for his work in making Public Service Announcements for bullying and his ‘don’t text and drive’ campaign. He even gives part of his income to charities, such as ‘Pencils for Promise,’ which was recognized at the awards.
Formerly called the BRICK Awards, the awards have celebrated people for 17 years and honored them for their work in doing something special for communities. It especially recognizes young people and encourages others to follow in the footsteps of the youth who volunteer and help others.
Other award winners included actress Olivia Wilde and soccer player David Beckham. Glee star, Jane Lynch, hosted the awards for the second consecutive year.
Each year, five young people are awarded with a $10,000 community grant for the differences they make in communities. One of the five also receives a grand prize of $100,000 for the charity of their choice.
Be sure to tune into VH1 on Aug. 18 at 9/8c, to see who won the grand prize and the other celebrities who were honored for their charitable work.