Justin Bieber may have just had his best year ever, but the 16-year-old phenom is already focused on setting another milestone in 2011.
“My goal in 2010 is to win a Grammy,” Bieber told Billboard.com at the Z100 Jingle Ball on Friday (Dec. 10), where the teen pop star headlined for a sold-out crowd of screaming fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Photos: Pop Stars Perform at Z100 Jingle Ball
Bieber, who is nominated for best new artist as well as best pop vocal album for “My World 2.0,” knows he’s not the only up-and-comer with his eye on the prize, though. When asked who his biggest Grammy competition is, the singer had just one word: “Drizzy,” referring to the rapper Drake, who had his own breakout year with his hit debut album, “Thank Me Later.”
“I love him,” Bieber said of the fellow Canadian star. “He’s awesome.”
The feeling seems to be mutual, as Drake recently showed love for Bieber while talking about his best new artist Grammy nod with Billboard.com. “I think for guys like me and Justin, being in that category marks a new generation of artist, being that we were birthed on the Internet,” Drake said. “It’s a bit of a moment for me to see him, who was discovered off of YouTube, and me, who got discovered over MySpace.”
Bieber shared the Jingle Ball stage in New York with a slew of other stars, including Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, B.o.B., Travie McCoy, Paramore and Taio Cruz, among others. The full concert will be broadcast Thursday (Dec. 16) at 9pm ET on Fuse.