Two YouTube sensations from different generations come face-to-face in a behind-the-scenes look at a Japanese commercial.
The SoftBank commercial follows the Canadian superstar as he visits a handful of 2016’s most popular viral hits. A newly leaked behind-the-scenes clip from the ad shows Bieber, 22, hanging out with “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” comedian Pikotaro.
In the video, Pikotaro seems surprised by Bieber’s appearance. The two kick things off splendidly, laughing it up and posing for silly photos. You may recall the “Baby” singer first gained exposure as a musician on YouTube, having been discovered by manager Scooter Braun through the online video platform in 2007.
Another scene from the video shows Bieber making his way through a school hallway, decked in a royal blue suit and flanked by an army of students. The “Cold Water” recording artist has picked up a lot of commercial work lately, also starring in T-Mobile’s “Unlimited Moves” Super Bowl campaign.
It is unclear when, or even if, SoftBank’s Japanese commercial featuring the Biebs will air — but the viral video crossover potential is limitless!
And despite starring in so many commercials, the young musician has an ultra-successful music career to get back to. Bieber is nominated for four Grammy awards at Sunday’s celebration of all things music.