Grande’s “Honeymoon Tour” stopped in Houston, and hours before taking the stage, she hinted she had something special in the works. “Rehearsinggggg a lil sum to add to the show today,” Grande posted on Instagram, along with audio of her song “One Last Time” mashed up with Bieber’s hit. She later delivered during the Toyota Center concert.
During her set, Grande launched into “What Do You Mean?” as Bieber’s track played, almost like a sing-along. She even had her backup dancers doing a choreographed routine. Judging by audience reaction, it appeared to be a success.
On Saturday, Bieber gave his own seal of approval. “@ArianaGrande saw the mashup. Loved it. Thanks,” tweeted the superstar. He and Grande, of course, have a long history.
Both are managed by Scooter Braun, and at one point they planned to record a duet. Earlier this year, Bieber surprised fans during Grande’s Miami concert, and then did so again in Los Angeles.
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