With their second overall collaboration, “Stay,” Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber created one of the year’s biggest hit singles. The track debuted on a recent deluxe reissue of Laroi’s F*ck Love project, which just topped the Billboard album charts. The song “Stay” was also a smash hit, spending four weeks at the top of the Billboard 200. With these accomplishments, it was only fitting that the vocalists perform the song on the MTV VMAs stage in 2021, which they accomplished on Sunday night.
Laroi and Bieber delivered what appeared to be a space-themed performance for their No. 1 song as they stood atop a larger makeshift boulder that stood in front of a bright backdrop filled with neon colors. In addition to “Stay,” Bieber would take control of the stage to perform “Ghost” from his sixth album Justice. The project spent two non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the albums chart and “Ghost” is looking to be the singer’s next popular cut from the album.
Following Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” Laroi’s “Stay” became the first song by an Australian-born solo male singer to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 list in 40 years. He’s also the first Australian-born musician to have a song go to No. 1 since Sia and Sean Paul’s “Cheap Thrills” in 2016. Bieber’s Our World documentary, which will chronicle his “intense and exhilarating” comeback to music, was just unveiled.