One of Japan’s top phone providers, Softbank, has tapped Justin Bieber in as the talent for their latest commercial and uniting him with the star of his very own favorite Internet video Piko Taro— the viral sensation behind the video "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen."
When the video exploded on the Internet, it was not long before Justin tweeted the link to his over 90 million followers saying, "My favorite video on the internet 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂."
My favorite video on the internet 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/oJOqMMyNvw— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 27, 2016
Of course, the "Sorry" singer is no stranger to all the attention that you can get from YouTube since that is where he first began his career and how he was discovered as an artist, helping him becoming the megastar that is today. They have both gathered millions of views on the video platform and have separately brought lots of happiness to billions of people.
Now Softbank has united the two superstars in a new ad for their company, and though the commercial is not out in the United States yet, they have released a teaser video of some behind-the-scenes moments, and it is adorable! In the video, JB is heard speaking in Japanese, dabbing, but they also captured the moment in which he met Piko and his reaction when seeing the singer is everything.
Rocketnews is reporting that the ad targets students ages 18 and 25 since it is promoting their “Super Student” campaign which explains why JB was wearing a blue schoolboy uniform and Piko appears to be a teacher in a classroom. They both look super excited to be around each other, and it would be great to be able to watch the final version of the commercial once it is available in the U.S.
Justin recently appeared in a T-Mobile commercial during the Super Bowl that inspired his big return to Instagram, which is said to have gotten him a $2 million paycheck. Seems like he has found another way to rack up millions outside of music!
Check out the behind-the-scenes clip of the ad, and after that, watch the original video for "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" below!