Justin Bieber Says My World Is ‘Not Just About Love’

'There's a lot of stuff about real life and stuff that I've gone through,' he tells MTV News of just-released debut.

It’s isn’t every day that a 15-year-old kid from a small town in Canada has Usher and Justin Timberlake battling for the chance to make him a pop star. By now, everyone knows that kid’s name: [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist]. The pop newcomer dropped his debut album, My World, on Tuesday (November 17) after Usher scooped him up and gave him a record deal.

Although Bieber likes singing about girls, he isn’t afraid to broach deeper subjects on the album. “There’s a lot of stuff that’s not just about love. There’s songs that teens can relate to, as far as parents not being together and divorce,” he told MTV News. “And just stuff that happens in everyday life. There’s a lot of [artists] my age, [and] their whole album [is], ‘Everything is perfect.’ ”

Bieber noted that his life before fame wasn’t quite so glamorous, and he wants to make sure that is captured on the album. “Real life isn’t perfect, so my album kind of portrays that,” he said. “You just have to make the best of what you have.”

His singles, “One Time,” “Love Me” and “One Less Lonely Girl,” have focused on the ups and downs of puppy love.

“It’s basically about my world and what I want in my world kind of thing. … There’s a lot of different songs about girls. Yeah, a lot about girls,” he laughed. “But there’s a lot of stuff about real life and stuff that I’ve gone through — just stuff [that] teens in general can relate to.”