Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande team up for pandemic single 'Stuck With U'
Proceeds from the track will go to the First Responders Children's Foundation
Pop stars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have released their first official collaboration together titled "Stuck WIth U."
The song, which was written and recorded in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, is a charity single and proceeds from the song will go to the First Responders Children's Foundation which, according to Grande's Instagram, goes to "fund grants and scholarships for children of the first responders who have been impacted by COVID-19."
Prior to the song and music video's release today, Bieber and Grande took to social media to ask fans for video submissions. "Help us make the #StuckwithU video," Bieber wrote on Instagram a week ago. "I want to see you guys having fun in quarantine. This is the prom song for everyone who can't go to prom now." An instrumental version of the song was available online for fans to dance to.
The result is a romantic doo-wop duet between the two stars as they harmonize on the chorus: "So lock the door and throw out the key/ can't fight this no more, it's just you and me/ and there's nothin' I, nothin' I, I can do/ I'm stuck with you, stuck with you, stuck with you."
The final cut of the music video combines fan-submitted clips of people slow dancing and dressed up in prom attire with celebrity cameos from Michael Bublé, Kendall Jenner, Chance the Rapper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jaden Smith.
In addition to sharing the same management, Bieber and Grande have been friends for a number of years and have occasionally joined each other onstage to perform. Last year, Bieber showed up to Grande's Coachella set to perform his hit, "Sorry." That marked the first time Bieber had performed live since he cancelled the remaining dates of his Purpose tour in 2017, and in his YouTube series, Justin Bieber: Seasons, several people pointed to that performance as the moment that sparked Bieber's return to music. This year, Bieber released his fifth studio album, Changes.