Fans queued for hours to get into the event, and Justin Bieber made sure to thank them for their support as he accepted his honours at Canadian music channel MuchMusic's annual prizegiving.

He told the crowd, "Coming from a small town in Canada - repping (representing) Stratford, Ontario - I just wanna say, this means the world to me. It's my first award, and to have it in Canada is just amazing. I want to say thank you to all my fans who got me in this position."

Pop-rock band Hedley tied Justin Bieber's haul with their own trio of trophies, winning Video Of The Year and Post Production Of The Year prizes for their single Perfect, as well as Pop Video Of The Year for Cha-ching.

Rapper Drake won gold in two of the seven categories he was nominated in, taking home the Cinematography Of The Year and Hip-Hop Video Of The Year honours for his song Successful with Trey Songz.

The Jonas Brothers, who hosted the ceremony last year (09), received International Video Of The Year By A Group for Paranoid, while their fellow Disney star Miley Cyrus won International Video Of The Year By An Artist for Party in the U.S.A.

The Hannah Montana star dedicated her win to her dad, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, by wishing him a happy Father's Day.

She said, "I want to tell my dad that I love him, since I forgot to call him till really late."

Miley Cyrus ended the night by singing her track Can't Be Tamed, capping an evening of performances by Drake, Adam Lambert and Katy Perry, who sang on top of a pink cake in bejewelled hot pants.