"Friends" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber and American record producer and songwriter BloodPop. It was written by Bieber, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and BloodPop, with production handled by BloodPop. The song was released through GENPOP Corporation, RBMG Records, School Boy Records, Def Jam Recordings and Republic Records on August 17, 2017. It is Bieber's first single credited as lead artist to be released in over a year, the previous being "Company", which was released in March 2016 for his studio album Purpose (2015). The song peaked at number one in five countries and the top ten in another nineteen. It peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.