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The Kid LAROI Celebrates 'Stay' Topping Hot 100 & Being 'COVID Free'

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber "Stay"
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The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber "Stay"

Justin Bieber gives all the credit to his teenage collaborator: "Congrats bro thank you for allowing me to be a part of it."

UPDATE: After this story was published, The Kid LAROI tweeted that he no longer has COVID-19. His initial Instagram caption Monday said he was "locked in a room for the past 7 days" because of contracting the coronavirus, but he later tweeted: "Wow that’s so crazy just got the text I’m now COVID free now as well lol. God works in mysterious ways."

The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber are celebrating a "really big moment" on Monday (Aug. 9): Their collaborative single "Stay" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Australian teen earns his first Hot 100 leader and Bieber his eighth after "Stay" rose 4-1 in its fourth week on the tally. And it's a big deal around the world too: Not only is the song spending a second week atop the Billboard Global 200 chart, but LAROI is the first Australian-born solo male to top the Hot 100 since Rick Springfield with "Jessie's Girl" more than 40 years ago.

"WOAH. number f---ing 1!!! first of all, thank you to every single one of you mfs for streaming, buying and supporting the f--- out of this record & thank you to my brother @justinbieber for being apart of this and going so hard for me constantly," he captioned a graphic of the Hot 100 via Instagram on Monday. "This is not only a big moment for me, but a really big moment for Australia. growing up all I ever wanted to do was 'make it big' in America and show everyone what we have to offer. it’s been a while since I’ve been back home because of COVID but truuust me I been there in spirit lol."

The young hitmaker also took the opportunity to spotlight fellow Australian artists, including Sydney rapper Sahxl, Sydney artist/producer BLESSED, Mount Druitt-based drill rap group ONEFOUR and New South Wales-bred hip-hop artist Youngn Lipz. "I LOVE YOU I LOVE I LOVE YOU ALL FAM AND AGAIN THANK YOU SO F---IN MUCH. NONE OF WHAT I DO IS POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU!!!!" he concluded the post.

Bieber shared his collaborator's post on his Instagram Story, writing, "Congrats bro thank you for allowing me to be a part of it. ur the one @thekidlaroi."

LAROI recently told Billboard around the one-year anniversary of his debut mixtape, F*ck Love, which vaulted to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week, about how he felt when "Stay" debuted at No. 3 on the Hot 100 last month. "It feels pretty f---ing crazy when I sit here and think about it, but I don’t really like reflecting on career highs because then you get stuck in that [mentality] and you never come out of it," he said.

See LAROI's celebratory post below.