My World 2.0

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
My World 2.0 Music Poster Image
Second super-clean CD from prince of bubblegum pop.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 83 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Justin Bieber just wants to develop good, healthy relationships with people he cares about.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bieber remains a very positive role model for kids, steering clear of adult indulgences despite his mounting fame.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Kissing is mentioned in a couple of songs.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that My World 2.0 represents more of the squeaky clean music from the prince of bubblegum pop, Justin Bieber. The album's only crime is in its occasionally extreme sticky-sweetness.  

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 13-year-old Written by......... January 2, 2011

i dont like him but thats just me (he sucks)

its the same cookie cutter crap everyone loves now a days but i suppose if ur kid likes him let them throw ur money into his repetive and slighlty obbsessive to...
Parent of a 11-year-old Written bySamantha T July 9, 2010

I promise if you listen to this it will be the worst thing you ever heard.

I really dislike Justin Bieber. He always sings about love and I have noticed in all of his music videos he is trying to get a girl around 8 years older than hi... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLoranikas303 November 23, 2020

Not My World 0.0!

Look at his face!! He looks like when he is going to hurt someone! Just like his songs made viewers deaf, hurt, and he hurts his fans' throats. His face is... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byDogcat November 18, 2020

Not My World 0.0!

Look at his face! He looks like he is going to hurt someone! Don’t go in there! Don’t let your kids see him as a role model because he is anything but! NOT the... Continue reading

What's the story?

Bieber's back with MY WORLD 2.0 -- thefollow-up CD to the crazy popular debut album My World from the reigning prince of bubblegum pop. Though the album includes a guest performance from the decidedly adult rapper Ludacris, Bieber doesn't stray from the squeaky clean path that he forged on his first album. Like the earlier record, Justin spends every song talking about the (mostly) ups and downs of puppy love. The classicly clean lyrics include: "'Cause baby when you're with me it's like an angel came byand took me to heaven / 'Cause when I stare in your eyes it couldn't be better." It comes as no surprise, then, thatthe album includes no swearing or adult content, beyond a couple of benign references to kissing.

Is it any good?

Though Bieber's a bit older now, his vocal tone hasn't yet changed -- making this record sound extremely similar to the one before. He showcases the same strong pipes again here, blowing it out on a few songs in particular: "Overboard" (with guest vocals from teen singer Jessica Jarrell), "Somebody to Love," and "U Smile," the album's first single. To be sure, the end result is a little formulaic -- but die-hard Bieber fans will be thrilled about having a whole new album of songs based around Justin's signature sound.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Justin Bieber may be able to show that he's growing up without crossing the line into adult-content territory. 

  • While his peers like Miley Cyrus

  • are shedding their younger images and opting for more mature

  • partnerships, how can Justin also demonstrate that he's getting older

  • without excluding younger audiences?

Music details

  • Artist: Justin Bieber
  • Release date: March 23, 2010
  • Label: BMG
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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