Bieber defeated Ariana Grande, who was nominated for “positions”, Billie Eilish, who was nominated for “Therefore I Am”. BTS hoped to get the award for “Butter” whereas Harry Styles hoped to get it for “Treat People With Kindness”. Olivia Rodrigo was nominated for “good 4 u”. Shawn Mendes was nominated for “Wonder”. Taylor Swift was nominated for “willow”.
The song was released in March 2021. The music video is directed by Colin Tilley. His latest directed videos featuring Bieber before this were Holy, Anyone, and Hold On. They filmed the music video in February 2021 in Santa Monica, California, for more than 10 hours.
"Justin and I wanted to do something that had the energy of Mase, but modern sets, modern energy, bright, glossy, and feel-good energy," Colin had said.
Later in the night, Bieber, along with The Kid LAROI, made a sky-high entrance for their joint performance of 'Stay'. The pair was lowered onto a giant white mountain ridge from the stadium's roof onto the Barclays Center stage in Brooklyn.
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The 18-year-old Australian rapper kicked off with their collaboration "Stay," while Bieber joined in on the energetic performance later, dressed in an oversized black hoodie that he kept over his head.
After performing the song that peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent eight weeks on the chart, Bieber took the centre stage as the lights dimmed. With purple lights flashing amid the darkness, the 27-year-old pop star voiced his soulful track 'Ghost' from this year's album 'Justice'.
Bieber last performed "What Do You Mean?" at the 2015 show.