My World

 
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Tween idol sings sweet songs about love. Squeaky clean.

What parents need to know

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

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
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Sexy stuff

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

Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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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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, 13 years old Written bysmg311 February 17, 2010
 
This music is for little kids! The only thing i have to say is I HATE justin bieber soo much and he's a girl
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
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

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