Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. After a talent manager discovered him through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008 and signed to RBMG, Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in late 2009. He released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010.
He has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012. In his career, he has received three Grammy nominations, winning one for Best Dance Recording for the song “Where Are Ü Now” at the 2016 ceremony. His fan base, dubbed “beliebers”, largely consists of early to mid-adolescent girls. He has been listed four times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016.
This song was released in his fourth studio album, Purpose in 2015. Written by Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sonny Moore, Michael Tucker and Bieber; the song was produced by Skrillex and Blood. A dancehall-pop and tropical house song, “Sorry” contains in its instrumentation “brassy horn bleats”, warm island rhythms and a dembow riddim beat. Lyrically, “Sorry” is a plea for a chance to apologize to a lover, with Bieber asking forgiveness and a second chance to redeem himself.