Justin Bieber and rapper Kid Laroi kicked off the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards with a rendition of “Stay”, rising from the sky like angels in casual wear.
Against a backdrop designed to resemble a mighty mountain, the duo soared through their hit song. Bieber then went on to perform his 2021 song “Ghost” Justice.
Bieber is up for a total of seven nominations, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Pop. Laroi took home the Best New Artist and Push Performance of the Year awards for “Without You”, his hit.
The duo dropped out of “Stay” earlier this summer, and it has since entered chart history, leading Rolling stoneTop 100 Songs Chart for seven consecutive weeks. This is only the third song in RS 100 history to accomplish this feat after Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U”.
The single was co-written by Charlie Puth and Blake Slatkin (24kgoldn’s “Mood”) and follows on from Laroi’s “Without You”, another Slatkin co-wrote, released late last year. Meanwhile, Bieber will fall soon Justin Bieber: Our World via Amazon Prime on October 8, a Michael D. Ratner documentary produced by Ratner’s OBB Pictures, Bieber Time Films and Scooter Braun Films that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the singer’s return to the stage after a three-year hiatus from the stage. He is releasing his sixth album, Justice, in March.