2012 Teen Choice Awards

Young stars know that teens make up a big part of their core audience and that this fickle age group can also determine who will be the next big thing in the entertainment field or who will be “so yesterday.” So that is probably why most smart entertainers attend the annual Teen Choice Awards — to be seen and to show their appreciation to their most important fans.

This year’s event, which was held in The Gibson Theatre in Universal City, California on Sunday, was hosted by 19-year-old Demi Lovato, who is also the newest “The X Factor” judge. Her co-host was Kevin McHale from “Glee.”

Fan favorite Justin Bieber, who performed his song, “Boyfriend,” won five Teen Choice Awards surfboards, including choice male artist and choice male music star of the summer. The teen singer also took home the choice male fashion icon surfboard. Bieber has now won a total of 12 choice awards in his career.

Other big winners of the night included Taylor Swift, who won five awards, including choice female artist and choice female country artist. The beautiful country singer has now won a total of 20 choice awards, which is the most that any female artist has won so far.

A number of artists appeared during this, the 14th-annual ceremony, which was aired live on Fox. The opening act featured a high-energy crumping, hip-hop flavored performance by the cast of the movie, “Step Up Revolution.” Musical acts included such popular artists as No Doubt and, of course, the singer of the viral hit of the year, “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen.

A number of popular actors also either won Teen Choice Awards or presented, including the stars of the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. The popular series has now won over 41 Teen Choice Awards. With another “Twilight” movie set to hit the big screens soon, that number will surely go up.