Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber collab on 'Stuck With U' for first responders, fans say they’ve waited 6 years
Grande and Bieber had last teamed up for ‘What Do You Mean' (Remix) in 2015. So obviously, fans were excited. Many couldn’t believe that another collab was finally happening
Pop stars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande announced on Friday, May 1, that they are dropping the joint single ‘Stuck with U’ to benefit the First Responders Children's Foundation. The song will be released May 8 and is available for pre-order.
Grande wrote on her Instagram, “Stuck With U by me and @justinbieber. May 8. Grateful to announce that my friend and I have partnered with @1strcf and @sb_projects on this release. proceeds from the streams and sales of #stuckwithu will be donated to first responders children’s foundation to fund grants and scholarships for children of healthcare workers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, police officers, and firefighters serving at the front lines during the global pandemic.”
Grande said in a statement: “We’re very excited about this for so many reasons. We hope we make a big difference with this and we hope it uplifts you and makes you feel happy and that you love it as much as we do. We’ve had a really great time working on this and we’re so excited for you to hear it.”
Bieber said, “More than ever we are seeing the selfless, tireless, and amazing work that doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers give to the world every day. It is our hope we can lend our voices to raise awareness and give much-needed support for them and their families. It’s my honor to come together with my friend Ariana and our SB Projects family to try and do some good.”
According to Scooter Braun, both Bieber and Grande’s manager, the project is aimed at showing gratitude to the men and women on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. "They are the everyday heroes and now more than ever they and their families deserve our support," said Braun. "I’m grateful to Justin, Ariana, Def Jam and Republic Records, Universal Music Group, our amazing SB Projects team, our digital streaming partners, and all those involved in making this happen. We all look forward to continuing our tradition of charitable releases over the next year."
Grande and Bieber had last teamed up for ‘What Do You Mean' (Remix) in 2015. So obviously, fans were excited. Many couldn’t believe that another collab was finally happening. “Still can't process the fact that we are getting a collab from Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande #StuckwithU,” wrote a fan.
Another fan wrote, “2015: Justin performed with Ariana at her honeymoon tour and Justin Bieber feat Ariana Grande happened with What Do You Mean remix. 2019: Ariana invited Justin to perform at Coachella. 2020: JUSTIN BIEBER x ARIANA GRANDE COLLAB IS FINALLY HAPPENING AFTER 6 YEARS IN THE MAKING!”
Fans couldn’t stop gushing about it: “Y'ALL the moment is finally upon us. 6 years later than we expected (that pic had our hopes high for a good min lol) but we're finally getting the Justin x Ariana collab May 8th.”
Most fans were also appreciative of the fact that this was not just a dream-come-true for them, but it was also for a good cause. A fan wrote, “we stan genuine kind-hearted talented real artists who are impacting the world #StuckWithU.”
Another wrote, “the two most important artists of our generation, the prince and princess of pop, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande being themselves, collaborating to help those who really need it and making a song about times we're living at. This is the people who I stan and I'm proud.”