- Released: November 17, 2009
- Label: Island
Rolling Stone - p.903 stars out of 5
-- "[W]ho could deny 'First Dance,' where Usher drops Justin and the prom..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.87
"[H]e riffs on the Cardigans' 'Lovefool' atop a killer electro-glam groove." -- Grade: B-
- 1.One Time
- 2.Favorite Girl
- 3.Down To Earth
- 5.One Less Lonely Girl
- 6.First Dance
- 7.Love Me
- 8.One Less Lonely Girl [Video]
- 9.One Time [Video]
Recording information: Icon Studios, Atlanta, GA; Serenity Sound Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH; Side 3 Studios, Denver, CO; The Boom Boom Room, Burbank, CA; Triangle Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographers: Pamela Littky; Chris Baldwin.
Within a couple years, Canadian teenager Justin Bieber went from covering Usher on YouTube to working with Usher. An internet sensation from his renditions of several pop and pop-oriented R&B hits, he was still only 15 years old when he released this, his first album -- though it's more like an EP since it contains only seven songs that are 25 minutes in duration. Given the comfort level he showed in the material he covered, My World plays it straight, based on the kind of age-appropriate content that would fill out a release from a younger Chris Brown or a junior version of Ne-Yo. Members of the Clutch, Midi Mafia, "Tricky" Stewart, Usher, and a handful of other notable producers and songwriters grant Bieber a set of songs that isn't quite top-level quality, but the singer more than gets by on his squeaky-clean charm and natural ability. ~ Andy Kellman