Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s lockdown-inspired single, “Stuck With U,” has now raised more than $ 3.5 million for the First Responders Children’s Foundation, going directly to thousands of families of first responders in the United States. United
The single, released on May 8, 2020, was recorded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and donated 100% of its profits from streaming and sales to the foundation. A collaboration between Grande, Bieber, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects (which manages both Grande and Bieber), Republic Records and Def Jam Recordings, proceeds from the song will be used to help families of first responders – healthcare workers, paramedics, paramedics and firefighters – who remain on the front lines of the pandemic.
“As the world stopped, we were looking for ways to make a tangible impact, because Scooter’s priority has always been for SB Projects and our artists to give back,” said Shauna Nep, vice president of philanthropy for SB Projects. “We are delighted to partner with the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which supports people on the front lines of the pandemic, and their families. Over a year later, we are very proud to see how much has been raised and what has been accomplished. We thank the Foundation for its leadership and commitment to this work.
In particular, the money raised through the song will provide financial support to the families of first responders, including funding scholarships for their children, providing temporary accommodation for self-quarantine to avoid putting their families in danger and paying for funerals for first responders or their families who have died from COVID-19.
“The generosity and support that Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun have shown to the men and women on the front lines of this ongoing pandemic has been a surreal and humbling experience for us,” said Jillian Crane, President of the First Responders Children’s Foundation. . “As an organization, we have been able to help the everyday heroes who have been on the front lines of the pandemic and the immediate needs of their families with the support that has only been made possible through the collective effort. of everyone involved, which we are grateful for. “
Besides its charitable impact, “Stuck With U” was also a hit, making its debut atop the Billboard 100 and winning the Best Home Music Video award at the MTV VMAs 2020. The track’s home video featured countless cameos from fans and other stars including Bieber’s wife Hailey, Grande’s husband, Dalton Gomez, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Demi Lovato, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Michael Bublé and Jaden Smith.