Justin Bieber has unveiled a few scant details behind his next single. “Friends,” the first song released since his hugely-successful 2015 album Purpose, will be out this Thursday. Despite not releasing an album in 2017, Justin Bieber had a successful year on the charts. The Canadian superstar landed two No. 1 records on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, as a on DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.”.