Billboard Music Awards cover boys Usher and Justin Bieber both appeared on last night’s Will Ferrell-hosted “Saturday Night Live,” with Usher performing two songs and Bieber starring alongside Jessie Eisenberg in a star-studded Digital Short.
Clad in a head-to-toe leather and a pair of shades, Usher took the “SNL” stage with a pair of backup singers and backing band to sing his two latest singles, “Scream” and “Climax.” He busts out a few dance moves for “Scream,” but all in all it was a pretty straightforward, fun performance.
Usher added falsetto, ditched the jacket and lost the backup dancers for his second performance, “Climax,” getting down on his knees as he sang. Both songs are from the superstar’s upcoming album “Looking for Myself,” which drops June 12.
Usher, Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Michael Bolton were all featured alongside “SNL” icons and celebrities from Jon Hamm to Natalie Portman in celebration of the show’s 100th Digital Short. The Lonely Island crew played tribute to their own hits, like “I’m on a Boat” and “Motherlover,” with Bieber looking horrified at the depravity and Usher singing, “Hey I’ve never been in a digital short, but these white boys are obsessed with their [bleep]s.” Watch the hilarity below.