The Biebers arrived on the Grammys, and can you guess which one of them is wearing Crocs?
Heading into the night with eight nominations for his 2021 album Justice, Justin wore a comically large suit and even bigger hole-y rubber shoes from the brand’s collaboration with Balenciaga. To balance things out, he has a regular-size beanie and tiny sunglasses. Hailey’s loose braid and sleeveless white slip are considerably less extreme, though their red-carpet kiss was … not.
Justin has presumably squashed some minor beef with the Grammys, which he stirred up last year by expressing his disappointment that the Recording Academy classified his last album, Changes, as a pop record instead of R&B for the 2021 awards. It wasn’t exactly taken kindly, nor was Bieber’s decision the following year to drop clips of Martin Luther King Jr. speeches into Justice, which was not, as you might imagine, about racial equality but largely about having sex with his wife.
Justice was a much more intentional pop album, so Justin didn’t voice any objections to his three nominations in the pop category this year. Still, the Academy did cede him one R&B nomination for “Peaches,” the lead single off the album, which also earned him nods in the Best Music Video, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year slots. Justice is also nominated for Album of the Year.
Music genres aside, it is nice to see these two smiling after Hailey’s recent health scare. May they have a happy, horny evening.