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Justin Bieber, the teen heartthrob who took the pop music industry by storm, has an impressive discography that reflects not only his meteoric rise to fame but his artistic growth and evolution. Starting with the innocence of “My World 2.0”, he went on to experiment with and harness different musical styles, resulting in albums like “Believe” and its acoustic counterpart, encapsulating his growing maturity and willingness to venture into fresh sonic territories. Bieber’s Christmas album “Under the Mistletoe” showcased his ability to tap into the seasonal cheer, while “Never Say Never – The Remixes” and “My Worlds Acoustic” demonstrated his versatility and adaptability.

Bieber’s more recent work, including “Changes”, “Justice”, and the deluxe extensions of these records, have seen him delve deeper, using music as a tool to articulate his personal experiences and emotions. “Purpose (Deluxe)”, in particular, stands out as a testament to Bieber’s maturity, addressing themes of redemption and self-exploration.

Yet, it’s his lesser-explored projects like “Journals” that offer a different facet of Bieber – raw, expressive, and unfiltered, presenting his hard-won battle with fame and personal trials. From the romance-tinged beats of “My World (Canada Version – All BP’s)” to the reflective chords of “Justice (The Complete Edition)”, Bieber’s musical journey is a testament to his resilience and unwavering passion for pop music.

So let’s get into it. From “My World 2.0” to “Justice”, here are the Justin Bieber’s albums ranked.

7. My World

My World (Canada Version - All BP's)

Released: 2009

Label: RBMG/Def Jam

Features: USHER

Released in 2009, this collection of tracks spotlighted a fresh-faced, innocent Bieber who was all of 15, his tunes oozing teenage charm and effervescence. Replete with infectious hooks and youthful energy, the tracks like “One Time” and “One Less Lonely Girl” struck a chord with listeners everywhere, turning Bieber into an overnight heartthrob. The album was no less a commercial triumph, peaking at number six on the Canadian Albums Chart. While it was certainly a product of its time, tapping into the zeitgeist of adolescent love and angst, it also posses a lasting appeal. This EP, in essence, was a precocious prelude to the Justin Bieber narrative, a testament to his inherent knack for churning out chart-topping bops.

6. Journals

Journals

Released: 2014

Label: RBMG/Def Jam

Features: R. Kelly, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, Future, Big Sean

Dropped in 2014, this album stands as a testament to Bieber’s budding maturity both as a person and artist, deeply tinted with personal confessions, sinewy melodies, and an exploration into the darker realms of his fame. What Bieber brings to the table here is a mutable funhouse of shifting emotions with strong blue undertones, strongly represented in tracks like “Heartbreaker” and “All That Matters”. Bieber doesn’t shy away from high-profile collaborations either, teaming up with hip-hop stalwarts like Future, Big Sean, and Lil Wayne, providing a kinetic boost to his more introspective tunes. Although “Journals” couldn’t climb the Billboard summit like his other albums, nonetheless it was Bieber’s way of reclaiming his narrative and showing critics there’s more to him than a teen idol facade. This album served as a bold evolution in Bieber’s sonic journey, an important stopover that etched out his path from a teenage sensation to a full-blown artist.

5. Changes

Changes

Released: 2020

Label: RBMG/Def Jam

Features: Quavo, Post Malone, Clever, Lil Dicky, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Summer Walker

The record takes on an R&B influence, a “Changes” of genre, if you will. It’s raw, emotional, and unapologetically bare. The album showcases his marital happiness with Hailey Baldwin in tracks like “Intentions” and “Habitual,” with lyrics reflecting a man settling into the rhythm of love and commitment. Despite the critics – who seemed unprepared for Bieber’s evolution – the album clinched the top spot on the Billboard 200 in its debut week. Indeed, a few tracks lacked the punch to become standalone hits, yet the consistent R&B sound gives the album a cohesive feel. “Changes” charts the course of Bieber’s personal progression, as he grapples with newfound domesticity while questioning what it means to be a pop star in the transitional phase of his life.

4. Believe

Believe

Released: 2012

Label: RBMG/Def Jam

Features: Ludacris, Big Sean, Drake, Nicki Minaj

It was his sonic declaration of independence, where he ventured into R&B and electronic dabbling, thus proving he’s not just a bubblegum pop poster boy anymore. Enjoying stratospheric commercial success and debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, it spawned a mammoth six singles resulting in international chart-toppers like “Boyfriend” and “As Long As You Love Me”. The album was ablaze with top-drawer collaborations, tagging in hip-hop heavyweights like Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, and Ludacris that added a swagger to his sound. “Believe” also underscores Bieber’s growing songwriting prowess, evidencing a tangible depth in his lyrics – it’s prime pop with a heart. Yet, while the album marked a step forward, it didn’t quite escape his teen pop past, striking a balance between his pop roots and his evolution into a more mature artist.

3. My World 2.0

My World 2.0

Released: 2010

Label: RBMG/Def Jam

Features: Ludacris, Jessica Jarrell, Sean Kingston

The album shimmered with the energetic innocence of teenage love and heartbreak, masterfully crafted by producers like Tricky Stewart and The-Dream. Remember “Baby” with Ludacris, with its infectious hook and unforgettable chorus? It became a global tween anthem that hit the charts like a wrecking ball. Yet it was more than just catchy tunes – there was heartfelt vulnerability evident in tracks like “Down to Earth” and “That Should Be Me.” Critics might have lashed out – dubbing him a bubblegum pop poster-boy – but the record sales told a different tale, logging a debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200. “My World 2.0” didn’t merely amplify Bieber’s fame, it skyrocketed him to the zenith of pop stardom, setting the groundwork for the musical journey he would undertake in subsequent years.

2. Purpose

Purpose (Deluxe)

Released: 2015

Label: RBMG/Def Jam

Features: Big Sean, Travis Scott, Halsey, Skrillex, Diplo, Nas

This 19-track beast of an album notably explores themes of regret, faith, and redemption, veering deep into electronic dance music territory. Big hitters like “What Do You Mean?”, “Sorry”, and “Love Yourself” showcase a more introspective Bieber flexing his songwriting chops, offering candid confessions over slick, dance-driven beats. The gripping, Skrillex-produced “I’ll Show You” reveals a more vulnerable side of the pop dynamo. With collaborations from a genre-spanning range like Halsey, Big Sean, and Travi$ Scott, “Purpose” further solidified Bieber’s evolution in the pop landscape. It catapulted to the apex of charts, snagging a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year while at it. Serving as an emotional and artistic turning point in Bieber’s career, “Purpose (Deluxe)” delivers a soulful exploration of his triumphs and struggles, capturing a pop prince on the edge of pop-kingdom.

1. Justice

Justice

Released: 2021

Label: RBMG/Def Jam

Features: Khalid, Chance the Rapper, The Kid LAROI, -, Dominic Fike, Daniel Caesar, Giveon, BEAM, Burna Boy, benny blanco

It cleanly encapsulates Bieber’s musical evolution and maturity into a seasoned pop maestro. He fluidly toggles between genres, synthesizing elements of dance-pop, R&B-heavy ballads, and even a touch of country. Packed with high-profile collabs, from Chance the Rapper to The Kid Laroi and even K-pop giant Daniel Caesar, the album screams diversity. It topped the Billboard 200, becoming his eighth US number-one album, solidifying his indomitable command over the pop music sphere. Yet, it drew flak for the audacious juxtaposition of MLK speeches with his love songs, a well-intentioned but poorly executed attempt to infuse social justice into the album’s narrative. Despite the critique, “Justice” serves as a testament to Bieber’s growth as an artist and person, a heady mix of finely honed skills and deeply personal revelations tastefully delivered in 16 tracks.