What first appeared to be a failed campaign to nab Justin Bieber as her prom date instead earned a Virginia high school senior and her sister invitations to one of the biggest awards shows of the year.

According to the Daily Press, Cady Elmer received the invitation to Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas via a video message from Bieber himself. The video was broadcast Saturday night at her prom.

“I’m going to have a car waiting for you so you can come to the Billboard Awards with me tomorrow. That’s exciting right? I mean, do you think that’s exciting?” Bieber said in the video.

The Daily Press reports that Elmer, a senior at Poquosan High School in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, previously met Bieber in North Carolina and in Norfolk.

More than one year ago, she began her campaign to convince Bieber to take her to her prom and launched a Web site, onelesslonelyprom.com.

Bieber performed at Sunday night’s awards show and won the award for Top Social Artist for his online presence.