Pamela Littky
Mikael Wood
November 11, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

My World

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Ray Charles

We gave it a B-

”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-

Download This: Listen to the song Love Me at imeem.com

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