Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' music video has shattered records with more than 800 million YouTube views in just the past 3 months. And no, it's not due to the 21-year old pop brat's overproduced vocals, the remarkably catchy beat, or even Bieber's unsettling resemblance to SNL cast member Kate McKinnon. In fact, the Biebs isn't even in the video.
For those of you still trying to learn the moves, leave it to the pros. New Zealand based ReQuest Dance Crew has been around since 2007, but in the last few months, their level of fame has rocketed from ordinary to outstanding.
Led by the extremely talented 23-year old choreographer Parris Goebel, the hip-hop dance crew is continuing to hit milestone after milestone, including their stint as the first team from outside North America on season 6 of MTV's ABDC, and their multiple first place hip-hop competition wins across the globe. After completing an entire series of videos for Bieber's latest album, Purpose, Goebel knew her crew was onto something.
"After working on 'Sorry', it just confirmed to me that dance can be at the forefront of music videos," she told Maxim. "You don't need to just have dancers in the background." And their latest video certainly proves that.
Performed in their hometown studio, The Palace, ReQuest "pollyswags" it out to 'You Don't Own Me' by Grace featuring G-Eazy, a song Goebel "favored after hearing while working with House of Frazer in London."
With their undeniable sex appeal, confidence, and legs for days, it's hard not to succumb to their charms after watching these ladies work it. If this latest performance means anything for the rest of 2016, it's that the lovely ladies of ReQuest have just begun.