Ms. Kelly

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Former Destiny's Child explores her emotions.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

A gentle message of "be-yourself" empowerment for girls.

Violence
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Sex

Some seductive innuendo of the "lay me down and take it slow" variety.

Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of bottles of wine.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Kelly Rowland's new CD explores the ins and outs of love from every angle: sexy flirtation, lose-yourself addiction, lost love's regret, and girlfriend-power independence. Soft innuendo of the "lay me down and take it slow" variety, along with a bottle of wine here and there, set a romantic mood without ever getting too explicit.

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What's the story?

With satin-smooth vocals and beautifully crafted arrangements, Destiny's Child veteran Kelly Rowland explores love, lust, loss, and regret on MS. KELLY -- while never forgetting either her self-esteem or her manners. Emotions run the gamut from "Who cares?" ("Told him pa'tna don't get too close…got my girls all here with me so spare me please all your personal info" on "Like This") to "Whoa, what have I done?" (in the song "Still in Love with My Ex"). And instead of sticking with predictable soul ballads, Kelly has some fun with "Like This," a delightful dance-party anthem. "Ghetto," featuring a cameo by Snoop Dogg, crackles with sexual chemistry, and "This Is Love" is a gorgeous, romantic ballad.

Is it any good?

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Ms. Kelly is a lush, romantic, and honest portrayal of a woman exploring complex matters of the heart. Background vocals are exquisitely arranged, and add to the "me and my girlfriends own the world" ambiance. Instrumental tracks feature everything from synthetic-sounding keyboard to harmonica and strings, all mixed and arranged with loving care, always showcasing Ms. Kelly's vocals to best advantage. Covering the rugged terrain of heart and soul, Kelly Rowland gives us a lot to hold on to.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Kelly Rowland's career as a member of Destiny's Child, and now a successful solo artist. Many fans choose favorites when a group breaks up -- does being a Beyonce fan, for example, mean you can't like Kelly too? When your friends are on the outs with each other at school, do you feel like you have to pick sides?

Music details

Artist:Kelly Rowland
Release date:July 3, 2007
Label:Sony Music
Genre:R&B
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written bylinbetween April 9, 2008
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Good album for teens.

I think this album has some nice song like "Comeback" and "Work". But there are mild sex-related songs.
Adult Written bylea21 April 9, 2008
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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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kelly is the best

i like her song and she got it going on

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