Fans had previously pointed out similarity between Bieber hit and Grande's 'One Last Time'
Ariana Grande performed a cover of Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ at a concert in Houston on Friday night.
Bieber’s hit single is currently Number One in Britain and fans have pointed out the similarity between his Skrillex-produced single and Grande’s song ‘One Last Time’, which appeared on her 2014 album ‘My Everything’.
Grande played the song during her gig at the Houston Toyota Centre earlier this week (September 18) and also posted a short clip of the ‘What Do You Mean?’/ ‘One Last Time’ mash-up on Instagram. “Rehearsinggggg a lil sum to add to the show today #honeymoontour,” she wrote next to the post.
Justin Bieber recently scored his first ever UK Number One single with ‘What Do You Mean?’ with the song breaking both the UK and Spotify global records for the most first-week streams.
The UK streaming record was only a month old at the time, having been set by One Direction for ‘Drag Me Down’ in August. The figure is a cumulative one, based on numbers from Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play and others combined.
The single also topped the record for most single-week streams on Spotify, achieving nearly 22 million listens globally between its release on August 28 and September 4.