Hallelujah? Justin Bieber Says He's Retiring But he's probably joking, boo By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Dec 18, 2013 9:28 AM CST Updated Dec 18, 2013 10:50 AM CST 37 comments Comments Justin Bieber performs at a closing concert in Singapore Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, a day after the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair) (Newser) – It's a Christmas miracle: Justin Bieber told an LA radio station yesterday that he's retiring after his new album comes out next week, the Huffington Post reports. "I'm actually retiring, man," Bieber said. "I'm just gonna take some time. I think I'm probably gonna quit music." But, bah humbug, members of his entourage tell TMZ the singer was joking. "The kid's got ambition," says one of Bieber.