Justin Bieber is helping out Carly Rae Jepsen once more. In a just-dropped video set to Jepsen’s recent single, “I Really Like You,” the mostly shirtless heartthrob lip-syncs while goofing around with help from Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, Rixton, Lance Bass, South Korea’s CL, and more.
On Tuesday, the Biebs posted the star-power-meets-madcap clip to YouTube, with a brief description that read, “Decided to make a fun cover with a bunch of friends of Carly’s new song ‘I Really Like You,’ ” adding, “Love this song. everyone make their own.”
Within an hour, Billboard reported “I Really Like You” had soared to No 1. on their Twitter-centric Trending 140 chart. Which is terrific news for Carly and Justin — who may have a stake in his fellow Canadian’s success — and mutual manager Scooter Braun, who makes an appearance in the spot-the-famous-face fest.
Bieber did the same thing for Jepsen’s breakout slayer “Call Me Maybe” in 2012, with the assistance of then-girlfriend Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale in more innocent times.
That lip-sync extravaganza went on to become an iconic video. Will the same viral magic happen with Bieber and friends’ “I Really Like You”?
In this new video — which appears to have been partly filmed during Justin’s drama-filled visit to Coachella this past weekend with Kendall and pals, and also backstage at Ariana’s recent Honeymoon tour show in Los Angeles — the group dance in synchronized moves, jump around, pull funny faces, ride Segways, and generally have fun.
The lip-sync lineup also includes Ariana’s brother, Frankie; Justin’s dad, Jeremy; pal, Ryan Butler; videographer Alfredo Flores, Rixton, CL, Gigi Hadid’s step-father, legendary music producer David Foster; Viner Matthew Espinosa, Justin’s cute new puppy Esther, Empire’s Bryshere Gray, The Voice candidate Kimberly Nichole, and the designer Jeremy Scott.
Standout moments in this latest lip-dub offering? Every clip with Justin and Kendall.
JUSTIN AND ESTHER ARE THE MOST ADORABLE THING EVER AWW pic.twitter.com/nPYYE6v96j
— (@palebiebs) April 14, 2015
The Biebs mouthing “I’m pregnant.” To which, Kendall responds “OK.”
Frankie getting down with a knowing look.
Yes, the whole thing is more self-aware than 2012’s “Call Me Maybe,” and the landscape for Bieber has changed vastly since then.
[Images via YouTube]