Justin Bieber made a triumphant return to the MTV VMAs stage in New York City on Sunday night. Dressed in a black hoodie, the 27-year-old singer opened the show as he performed his hits “Stay” and “Ghost,” marking his first performance at the ceremony in six years. Bieber was also joined by Australian rapper The Kid LAROI for the special performance, and Justin’s wife, Hailey Bieber, could be seen excitedly cheering him on from the audience.
The last time Bieber performed at the VMAs was in 2015 when he delivered an emotional performance of “What Do You Mean?” In addition to his grand return to the VMAs this year, Bieber is also the top nominee of the night with a total of seven nods, including artist of the year, best collaboration, and best pop. See his full performance above.