American Music Awards, 2010
The ever-stylish Willow Smith introduced Bieber by describing him as someone who is "like my big brother." After a series of big productions for his previous award show appearances, Bieber took to a piano for a performance of "Pray," a song co-written by Nasri, who would later form the reggae-pop group Magic! For this performance, it was all about Bieber the vocalist, even when his young voice cracked a bit. But he couldn't help but show off his performer flair in front of a gospel choir and a screen flashing various religious symbols.