We might all be in lockdown right now, but that’s not stopping Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber from making music.
These two singer-songwriters teamed up for a new song. Plus, they dropped an accompanying music video that includes both fans and other celebs practicing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ari and Justin premiered the duet entitled “Stuck With U” at midnight on Friday May 8th. In the video, you’ll find plenty of other notable celebrities featured: sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk, Demi Lovato, Chance the Rapper, Ayesha and Stephen Curry, Lil Dicky, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Michael Bublé, and Jaden Smith. If you’ve ever wondered what celebs look like without stylists, procedures, wrinkle filler for face blemishes, or even makeup, here’s your chance to see!
On top of the celeb sightings, the video also features clips from fans. As Ari sings, “Got all this time on my hands / Might as well cancel my plans,” sweet videos of parents with kids, girls in their prom dresses, and folks with their pets dance around. Some hold thank you signs for coronavirus health care workers.
The video even features — gasp — Ari’s mystery new beau, Dalton Gomez. This is the first time that they have confirmed their relationship officially.
Up until now, they have been keeping their relationship under wraps and out of the public eye. However, this new music video shows the singer and the luxury real estate agent dancing together during quarantine.
Of course, the Bieb and his lovely wife, Hailey, are included in the massive montage, too.
While Justin and Hailey are arm-in-arm, he sings, “I’ma get to know you better / Kinda hope we’re here forever.”
There was one celeb that submitted a video, but didn’t make the cut. Apparently, Tiger King‘s Carole Baskin submitted a clip for inclusion. And while Bieb tweeted the clip, Ariana replied to make sure fans knew she didn’t approve the clip for the final video.
for the record, i did not allow or approve this clip to be in the actual video. but. nonetheless. it exists and that’s ….. unique.
anyway, 7.5 hours !
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 7, 2020
This special release was actually produced as a fundraiser to benefit the First Responders Children’s Foundation. Proceeds will fund grants and scholarships for the kids of first responders on the front lines of the outbreak.
“I can’t fully articulate ……… howwwww happy I am that we waited this long to do this (the duet thing). this moment really means so much more than it ever could have if it had happened any other way or if it had been any other song,” Ari posted to Instagram, only hours before the midnight premiere. “Being able to lend our voices to this project and collaborating on this has been so fulfilling and I really just love this song so much.”
It looks like fans love it, too. The video had already racked up over 4 million views within 9 hours of premiering.