B'Day

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Beyonce keeps getting better. Teens OK.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Very strong message of female pride and self-esteem.

Violence
Sex

A lot of sexy innuendo, but nothing explicit.

Language
Consumerism

Brand names are mentioned in song "Upgrade U." CD insert includes an ad for ringtones.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the sexy innuendo in this CD is delivered with a strong sense of girl-power fun.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bylakeisha April 9, 2008
Adult Written bycrap April 9, 2008

Great

This rocks!
Teen, 13 years old Written byMonksy204 December 12, 2012

Just Awesome

This album has nothing dirty about it, its all very natural sounding, and Beyonce never compromises her morals just to fit it! Great job Beyonce! I was listenin... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old January 28, 2012

B'Day

The album really get you moving. It has a lot of slow songs and party songs. There may be some little bad words. The album will some times talks about break ups... Continue reading

What's the story?

The B'DAY album of Beyoncé is nothing less than a total explosion of dance-party fun. Kicking off with "Déjà vu," a red-hot duet with Jay-Z, the divine Ms. B. comes into her own as a songwriter, performer, and champion of female empowerment and self-esteem. Lyrics follow the twists and turns of a woman's heart with most of the sexual innuendo defused by a strong sense of fun. She soars and whispers, croons and shouts, delivering honesty, soul, intelligence, sensuality, and humor in her performances.

Is it any good?

In Beyoncé's world, girlfriends help each other through good times, bad times, quiet times, and party times. This message comes across loud and clear not only in the song lyrics, but also in the wonderful interplay between the lead and background vocals, lending subliminal support to Beyoncé's girl-power message. The instrumental tracks, though sometimes melodically monotonous, are exquisitely performed and produced. On B'Day, Beyoncé demonstrates her ever-growing musical versatility, taste, and songwriting abilities.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Beyoncé as a solo artist compared to her role in Destiny's Child. Do you think it would be more fun to be a solo star or to make music with your friends? Why?

Music details

  • Artist: Beyonce Knowles
  • Release date: September 5, 2006
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 3, 2019

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