Justin Bieber left LAX for France this weekend to attend the NRJ Music Awards. At the event, Bieber not only debuted a new hairstyle, but he also walked out the winner of an NRJ Award of Honor. Bieber arrived at the event sporting a bright blue coat over a white button down, with black tie and trousers. The Canadian singer is slowly stepping away from the side-swept bangs that make tweens everywhere squeal. At Saturdays event his hair was slicked back with gel and his overall appearance was reminiscent of a young Elvis Presley.
Not up for a nomination, Bieber attended the event as a performer but walked out a winner. The young singer got a little playful with photographers, striking different poses as he took in the scene in Cannes. After the event, the powerful tweeter shared his excitement and appreciation: “i never thought i would ever get out of stratford and now im celebrating in france. never gets old. ALWAYS grateful! #Ilovemyfans”
Shakira was also the winner of an NRJ Award of Honor. The Colombian songstress was recognized for her lengthy career which spans 22-years. Shakira looked amazing in a gold sequinned mini that accentuated her gorgeous body. Shakira was not only an NRJ winner that day, as the Daily Mail reports, earlier that day she accepted a French Knighthood.
The NRJ Music Awards, held at Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres in Cannes, France, are the French equivalent to the Grammys and played host to many of today’s talented artists. Mika, Seal, Matt Pokora, and Baptiste Giacobini are some of the other stars on hand at the event. However, the little known French R&B singer, Shy’m, had all eyes on her when she walked the red carpet in a transparent plastic corset.
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