Justin Bieber and Usher

Usher and Justin Bieber Team Up for Christmas Duet on ‘Today’ [Video]

Christmas came to NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza a month early when Justin Bieber hit the outdoor stage on the “Today” show to perform songs off his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe. The teen idol warmed up the freezing stage by bringing out Usher to cover the holiday classic “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).”

Following the performance, Ursh addressed the recent claims from a woman who says Bieber fathered her child. “A lot of it comes with the territory. Popularity makes you a target,” said the music industry vet. “We’re focusing on more positive things. This year, having the first No. 1 Christmas album ever, it’s a great accomplishment. That speaks to the world, no matter what negativity comes your way, there’s always something positive there.”

The Biebs also premiered the video for “Fa La La,” a duet with his childhood idols Boyz II Men. Watch both below.