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Music Spotlight – Mainstream Artist

May 17, 2010

Canadian R&B singer Justin Bieber, 16, was discovered on YouTube. His boyish good looks and songs about teenage love make girls swoon. Bieber’s new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. He’s already sung for the president, presented at the Grammys, and scored the opening line in the “We Are the World” benefit remake.

Albums: My World 2.0 (2010), My World (2009)

What Parents Should Know: Bieber’s lyrics are clean, and other than a duet with the often-crude Ludacris, Bieber seems to be making good choices. He wants to follow the career trajectory of Usher and Justin Timberlake, but time will tell if he steers clear of their penchant for sex-soaked lyrics.

What Bieber Says: “There’s a lot of stuff [on the album] that’s not just about love. …. Real life isn’t perfect, so my album kind of portrays that. You just have to make the best of what you have.”

Discussion Questions: Have you known someone whose life seemed perfect? How can appearances be deceiving? What pressure, if any, do you feel to be perfect? Read aloud Matthew 23:25-28. Why was Jesus so harsh to people who pretended they were perfect? Does this mean we shouldn’t strive for godly behavior? Why or why not?

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