The best new artist nominee poses with a Moonman – and readies a promo for the awards show
Justin Bieber is one step closer to claiming a Moonman before this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
The singer, 16, who is nominated for best new artist for his “Baby” video, stars in a new video promo for the VMAs, which is set to debut Monday at 10 p.m. ET. (Get a sneak peek at it here.) Shot in crisp black and white, the clip traces the teen star’s rise from Internet sensation to Bieber fever-inducing pop star. In the print campaign, the singer poses with an iconic Moonman trophy.
Bieber, a first-time nominee, will face off against Broken Bells, Ke$ha, Jason Derulo and Nicki Minaj in his best new artist category.