My World "I was a player when I was little," Justin Bieber admits on his debut album. "But I'm bigger." Though not much. At 15, this pint-size… My World "I was a player when I was little," Justin Bieber admits on his debut album. "But I'm bigger." Though not much. At 15, this pint-size… 2009-11-17 Justin Bieber Pop
Music Review

My World (2009)

Justin Bieber, My World | AS SEEN ON YOUTUBE Justin Bieber
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AS SEEN ON YOUTUBE Justin Bieber
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 17, 2009; Lead Performance: Justin Bieber; Genre: Pop

''I was a player when I was little,'' Justin Bieber admits on his debut album. ''But I'm bigger.'' Though not much. At 15, this pint-size Canadian crooner is still more than a decade younger than Usher and Justin Timberlake, both of whom offered the singer record deals based on his hit YouTube channel. (Usher won.) Not surprisingly, My World is long on sugary puppy-love ballads and dinky dance-pop confections; diabetics are advised to stay away. Bieber's better on ''Love Me,'' where he riffs on the Cardigans' ''Lovefool'' atop a killer electro-glam groove. Here's hoping his swagger grows with age. B-

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Originally posted Nov 11, 2009 Published in issue #1076 Nov 20, 2009 Order article reprints