"Next 2 You" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Pop sensations team up in sweet ode to their best girls.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Sweet, positive message about undying love.

Positive role models

Encourages unconditional support for a loved one.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Next 2 You" falls more in line with Justin Bieber's typically clean music than Chris Brown's sometimes more mature songs. The track includes no profanity or graphic references to sex, violence, or substance use, focusing instead on a sweet declaration of affection and support for a beloved girl. Despite Brown's troubled reputation, parents should feel fine allowing their tweens to hear this tune.

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What's the story?

NEXT TO YOU is a single from F.A.M.E., the fourth album from young R&B crooner Chris Brown. For this song, Brown pulled out all the stops -- pairing up with one of the hottest contemporary pop vocalists around, Justin Bieber. Brown takes his cue here from Bieber, creating a super wholesome track that's all about taking great care of the object of your affections. With no profanity or adult content, the single is a fine choice for the younger set.

Is it any good?


It's hard to go wrong when you combine two powerhouse vocalists like Brown and Bieber. The two join their singing talents in this upbeat tune, with each alternating between being lead and backing vocals for each other. The end result is another surefire hit that both can add to their list of winners.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the pairing of Brown and Bieber. Why do you think an artist like Bieber, who has an outstanding

  • reputation and unblemished career, would choose to partner

  • with a more controversial artist like Brown?

  • Do you think Bieber's wholesome approach can rub off on Brown -- or vice versa? Why?

Music details

Artists:Chris Brown, Justin Bieber
Release date:March 22, 2011
Label:Jive Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent Written byShugocharafan88 February 14, 2013

You could'nt find the Yoru rap anywhere else?

Me: sob sob David: YOU MADE KIKI CRY!!!! You: I just punched her in the face, gosh........
What other families should know
Great messages
Parent of a 1, 7, and 11 year old Written byBeautyAndABeat December 3, 2012

Amazing song,amazing singers.

Both Bieber and Chris Brown are great singers,I loved Bieber before he was discovered by Scooter Braun.I see nothing wrong with the song,unless you don't want your daughters (or sons) to be beliebers or on team breezy.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 27, 2012

Next 2 You :)

It's very catchy! But the pair up is kind of suprising. JB and CHRIS BROWN. Any ways I like it :)
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