Selena, 21, had a big shout out to her fans, but did not mention Justin Bieber either directly or indirectly.
Of course, her effusive, heart-felt thanks to her fans may have sent a message. “It’s been such an amazing year for me already,” she said, clutching the award to her chest.
“I just want have to say that you guys have been the most loyal dedicated people in my life because you continuously every year bless me with the opportunity to do what I love,” she added. “So bless you, this is for you.”
Gomez has definitely had an up and down year. She released her latest album Starz Dance last July. It received middling reviews but was her first album to debut at No. 1 on the charts and it was her highest first-week seller.
Her tour in support of the album was well received, but the wheels came off near the end of the year when she canceled the Australian leg citing exhaustion. She made a surprise trip to rehab in January, saying she needed to collect herself.
Gomez checked into The Meadows recovery center in Arizona on Jan. 5. She left the six-week program after two weeks. Rehab immediately followed a reunion with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
Selena suggested she is over Bieber in a speech last week on We Day in California before 16,000 teens and educators, claiming she had rid her life of “bad influences.”
The next day, she was slapped with a subpoena compelling her to testify in one of Bieber’s several legal cases.
She looked emotional on stage. Hopefully, she’s keeping it together.
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