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My World

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

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."

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3 year old Written byCORN ROX February 19, 2010

I am drowsy from the whiney vocals and greasy slicked pretty boy hair.

Yeah well....the boy not my fave but, of course he is meant more for teen girls. Even though this is a bit off topic, why would any boy ever slick his hair that... Continue reading
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.
Teen, 15 years old Written byPoison Ivey January 1, 2010

A kid found his true love at the age of 9. congradulations.

A large portion of the population dislikes his impresions of Alvin and the chipmunks.
Teen, 16 years old Written byk3yla1016 December 19, 2009

perfect 4 kids 11+

i luv this song luv me, my world .bigger one less lonely girl . first prom!!! (3

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

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