Lyrically, "Sorry" is a plea for a chance to apologize to a lover, with Bieber asking forgiveness and a second chance to redeem himself.

"Sorry" is recorded by Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album, Purpose (2015).

Written by Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sonny Moore and Bieber; the song was produced by Skrillex and Blood.

It was released on October 23, 2015, as the second single from the album.

"Sorry" contains in its instrumentation "brassy horn bleats", warm island rhythms and a dembow riddim beat.

The song topped the charts of thirteen countries.

It spent 7 weeks at number one on the Canadian Hot 100 and 3 weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100;