Justin Bieber filmed a music video for his stunning “Where Are Ü Now” collaboration with Jack Ü’s Skrillex and Diplo on Friday, May 22.
The shoot took place at Siren Studios in Los Angeles. It followed online hints from Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun. Twitter chatter indicates Bieber’s fans are hoping that the video will do justice to the trio’s dance slayer, which is currently killing it on multiple charts and Spotify.
Although Diplo and Skrillex were tagged in video-related tweets posted by Braun, as yet it is unclear whether the EDM titans will appear in the visual. However, based on a Snapchat shared by Diplo from the set yesterday, he was at the shoot.
News that a music video for “Where Are Ü Now” was on its way came on Thursday. Since then, Beliebers have been jonesing for something they can actually see. A few hours after filming kicked off, they got their wish.
Obviously, Team Bieber didn’t give the game away in the sneak peeks, but it appears fans have something amazing to look forward to. On Saturday, Dylan Farella — senior editor of dance music news outlet Dancing Astronaut — tweeted, “‘Where Are Ü Now’ music video looking unreal. (cc @diplo @skrillex @justinbieber).”
On that note, enjoy our wrap of reveals from the day-night shoot, which includes the Biebs’ subsequent impromptu meet and greet with fans.
1: Bieber posted a video to his shots account, captioned “#WhereAreÜNow.”
2: The heartthrob shared a snap of himself watching playback and tweeted the same pic with the caption, “It’s happening.”
3: Justin in a Snapchat story shot by Diplo on the video set of “Where Are Ü Now.”
4: An atmospheric still from the shoot.
5: Justin on the video set with dance choreographer Nick DeMoura.
6: The Biebs got in on the online action
7: Karla Welch, stylist on the shoot, tweeted a camera focus shot.
8: Bieber made time for fans after the shoot.
The singer took selfies with waiting fans after filming. On the clip below of the pic-taking, he is heard telling the fans that the video is “going to look really cool.”
When he came out :) pic.twitter.com/dheKJcCG2A
— perlsପଓ (@21pilouts) May 23, 2015
Meanwhile, the chart buoyancy of “Where Are Ü Now” continues. The song is now certified gold in Australia and New Zealand. It is in the Top 20 on the pop radio airplay chart and is No. 22 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
The single has also positioned well on Billboard’s dance-specific charts. Notably, it’s No. 1 on the dance/electronic streaming songs chart. In the UK, it is at No. 5 on the UK’s Official Top 40 singles chart, No. 6 on UK iTunes and No. 14 on U.S. iTunes. It has risen to No. 6 on Vodaphone’s Big Top 40 chart.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) May 24, 2015
— Vodafone Big Top 40 (@BigTop40) May 24, 2015
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