It’s the season for giving, and Justin Bieber is doing just that.
The Canadian pop star teamed up with The Lewisham And Greenwich NHS Choir, for a special new version of his “Holy” hit with Chance the Rapper.
All profits from the single are to be split between NHS Charities Together — which represents over 230 National Health Service (NHS) charities across the U.K. — and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity in recognition of the extraordinary efforts of those on the medical frontline during the Coronavirus crisis.
The release comes almost five years after Bieber and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir went head-to-head for the U.K.’s coveted Christmas No. 1, back in 2015.
On that occasion, Bieber helped the choir snag the chart crown after he threw his support behind the cause, calling on Beliebers to buy their cover of “A Bridge Over You.” Bieber gave the charity release his blessing in the days before Christmas by tweeting “for one week it’s ok not to be #1. Let’s do the right thing & help them win.”
It’s not the first time these two tribes have come together. Bieber and the 40-strong choir met in early 2016 for a photo shoot in central London and to present each other with their Official Number 1 Single Awards (the pop singer was recognized as the first artist in U.K. chart history to hold positions 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously, which he achieved in January of that year).
The new release dropped at midnight and will be a contender for this year’s Official Christmas No. 1, announced next Friday, Dec. 25.
Stream “Holy” below.