My World

No man alive – well, no 15-year-old Canadian -makes ladies squeal like Justin Bieber. He's 65 inches of pure love panther, with sensitive-man bangs and a voice like Joey Mclntyre getting savagely beaten by the Auto-Tune police. On the jazzy "P.Y.T." rip "Bigger," the Bieb confesses, "I was a playa when I was little" – playa of what, Pokémon Battle Revolution? But who could deny "First Dance," where Usher drops Justin at the prom so he and his Bieblette can get to "rockin' back and forth under the disco ball"?

Key Tracks: "First Dance," "Bigger," "Love Me"

From The Archives Issue 1093: December 10, 2009