A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What 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.
Talk to your kids 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?
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