My World

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
My World Music Poster Image
Popular with kids
Tween idol sings sweet songs about love. Squeaky clean.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 56 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Many of Justin Bieber's songs describe his desire to treat the object of his affections with respect, a message that tweens can take to heart as they embark on their first romantic relationships. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

As Justin Bieber's fame has grown, his clean lyrics and lifestyle haven't changed -- setting a positive example for other young musicians on the scene. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A few mentions of kissing: "Now's the perfect time for me to taste your lip gloss."

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MY WORLD is an album full of clean songs about the typical tween concerns like crushes, breakups, and prom.

Wondering if My World is OK for your kids?

Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Join now

Continue reading Show less

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 and 9-year-old Written bySlivDog May 30, 2010
We will not allow them to listen to First Dance--way too suggestive about "first time" and "being gentle" Not appropriate for pre teen.
Adult Written byflipflops112 May 24, 2010

Dont let your kids listen to this

this is bad for kids this sells and ruins other good rock bands because one kid has a fresh face and dosent even write his own songs dont let your kids listen t... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byThe Flying Llama June 5, 2012

Even worth a postive rating?

Terrible singer and music maker. I also find it interesting that the vast majority of his fanbase (On CSM) is comprised mainly of 11-17 year old girls. Go figur...
Kid, 12 years old March 25, 2012

turn this album on or go buy it

I think Justin is a good he has his own charity drive and is dedicated to his friends,family,and fans i love him

What's the story?

MY WORLD is the first extended release from tween pop idol and Usher protégé Justin Bieber. The record is an EP consisting of seven songs that are all about the things most tweens think about, including first love, first breakups, and going to the prom. The lyrics are so clean they practically sparkle, with no out-of-the-ordinary language or adult themes beyond the occasional kiss and close slow-dance. If anything, Bieber's only crime is that he naively idealizes romantic relationships to a somewhat nauseating extent. For instance: "You gotta believe in me, believe it like a fairy tale / Put your tooth under your pillow case / And know I won't ever, ever let you down."

Is it any good?

By the time the full MY WORLD album came out, Justin Bieber had already released half of the tunes on the CD, including "One Time," "Love Me," and "Favorite Girl" as singles. Though each of the previously released tracks had an appeal, the remaining tunes are the real stand-outs. Both "Bigger" and "One Less Lonely Girl" have distinctively cool beats that separate them from the young-pop pack, and "First Dance" benefits from guest vocals by Usher -- the uber-smooth R&B singer and Bieber's mentor.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Justin Bieber's career. With his first album now behind him, what lessons can he carry forward on his second record?

  • What things might Bieber want to do differently with his next CD? 

  • Is Bieber a good role model? Does he have a responsibility to be one? Why or why not?

Music details

  • Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Release date: November 20, 2009
  • Label: Island
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

Our editors recommend

For kids who love pop music

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate