The pop sensation returned to the MTV Video Music Awards Stage to perform his new single

By Megan Kuharich
August 30, 2015 10:00 PM
Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Justin Bieber is back.

The multi-platinum singer-songwriter graced the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday for the first time since 2010, performing his new single “What Do You Mean,” which debuted on Friday and “Where Are U Now.”

The 21-year-old singer started off the production with “Where Are U Now” and transitioned into his new hit.

The stage featured Bieber, who wore all black while his background dancers were clad in all white. Throughout the performance, the hitmaker showed off his slick moves, bouncing around stage while belting the fast-paced summer jam and the new slow burner. At the end of the futuristic production, Bieber flew through the air, flipping and spinning to his new tune.

The catchy Skrillex-produced tune was highly anticipated due to the arsenal of celebrities that helped Bieber countdown the song’s debut via social media. The list included Miley Cyrus, Steven Tyler, Kendall Jenner and more.

After the performance, Bieber stood and cried for a few moments as the audience cheered for him. In the spoken-word outro of his show, the artist called life a “journey, sometimes a battle.”

After the show, the singer headed to the H.wood Group’s Henry’s, where he gave a surprise performance of his new single.

“He stood on top of the deejay booth wearing an all-black ensemble,” says a partygoer. “It totally caught everyone off-guard. People were snapping photos, taking videos and singing along.”

Afterwards, the star kept to his crew, including Kenny Hamilton and his manager Scooter Braun.

“He was in great spirits and left around 1:45 a.m.,” says the source.