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 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.