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Tuesday
Feb152011

Angry Bieber Fans Vandalize Esperanza Spalding's Wikipedia Page

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam/Facebook(LOS ANGELES) -- Jazz artist Esperanza Spalding's surprise win over teen pop music singer Justin Bieber at Sunday night's Grammy Awards prompted some upset Bieber fans to unleash their anger online.

Bieber fans expected to hear the teen sensation's name called for best new artist; they instead heard the name Esperanza Spalding.

On Wikipedia, Bieber fans vandalized Spalding's page noting she won the Grammy "by stealing it from Justin Bieber." Another revised entry read in all caps: "GO DIE IN A HOLE&WHO THE HECK ARE YOU ANYWAY?"

On Twitter, fans questioned the prize bestowed to Spalding.

"Congrats... on your 5069 followers," one Bieber fan tweeted bitterly. "Were any of YOUR albums on top of the Billboard 200?" demanded another.

Bieber, however, has handled the loss with charm. Backstage at the Grammys, he congratulated his rival.

"I'm happy for you," Bieber told Spalding. 

A former child prodigy who taught herself to play violin at age four, Spalding has performed at the White House more than once, including during President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

A 26-year-old jazz singer and bassist from Portland, Ore., Spalding has performed with Prince and served as the youngest faculty member ever at the Berklee College of Music.

Her 2008 album stayed on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart for more than 70 weeks.

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