Justin Bieber is back on stage. The Canadian pop star decided to break his hiatus from music on Sunday night and joined Ariana Grande during her closing show at Coachella for a duet rendition of his hit “Sorry.” This was the first stage appearance by Bieber in almost two years.
After the duet, Bieber addressed the audience and revealed that his appearance was unplanned.
“I haven’t been on stage in like, two years,” said Bieber. “I came out here, I had no idea I’d be on this stage tonight. Absolutely no idea.”
“True story,” Grande added.
Bieber then dropped some major news, saying that his new album is “coming soon.”
“So anyway, this is my first time on stage in like, two years,” Bieber continued. “So I had to get my groove back, I have to get my swag back, you know what I’m saying. So thank you so much, Coachella. Thank you much to Ariana Grande. Thank you so much, man, and by the way, album coming soon.”
You can check out several fan-made videos of Justin Bieber’s appearance at Coachella below.
Bieber took a break from live performances and touring in 2017 and hasn’t performed since. Back in March 2019, he announced that he was taking a hiatus from music via Instagram post. According to the post, Bieber wanted to focus on his family and his health.