NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Bieber Fever will be coming to the Grammy Awards next year.
Pop star Justin Bieber is among the performers nominated for Best New Artist at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
The 16-year-old heartthrob will be up against rapper Drake, indie artists Mumford & Sons, Florence & The Machine and jazz artist Esperanza Spaulding.
The announcement was made as part of the Grammys' hour-long live nominations special from Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Bieber appeared on the show via satellite from London.
"It feels amazing. I can't believe I'm in this position. Thank you to the fans," he said. "I don't know what to say."
Drake was eligible thanks to a change in requirements that allow previous nominees to be nominated for best new artist as long as they didn't win.
One name noticeably absent from the field was Ke$ha - even though her platinum debut album spawned a number of top hits.
The Grammys will be awarded on Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS.