Music review by
Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
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Pop powerhouse sings innocent love songs.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 7 reviews

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

Positive Messages

"When we make love, it's overwhelming" is as bad as it gets.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this pop artist's album is about lost love, longing, and having your heart broken, but every song is fine for tween ears.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9-year-old Written bybobsax January 4, 2009

What's up with the bleeding ?

The images in the lyric just bug me, and creep me out a little to.
It's actually a great song and well sung too but I just can't get past the words.
Teen, 16 years old Written byrebma97 March 20, 2014

Great pop/R&B music

Leona Lewis is a really good singer, and there are some really good songs on here. My favorites are: "Bleeding Love", "Better In Time",... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bystripesanddots June 28, 2011

Amazing Album for 10+

This is an amazing CD! Leona is so talented. However, I think some of the songs are too R&B for her voice.

What's the story?

British pop import Leona Lewis has become quite a sensation in the U.S. After winning a British talent competition, her music has been climbing the charts in both Europe and over here. Mostly an album of ballads and lightweight mid-tempo tracks about a broken heart, \"Forgive Me\" and \"Better in Time\" will get you up and moving.

Is it any good?

Leona Lewis has had a slew of press coverage lately comparing her to vocal powerhouses Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, two of the most gifted singers that can reach notes so high, all the dogs in the neighborhood come running. Lewis is no different. The versatility of her range is idyllic and is made crystal clear on songs like "Yesterday" and "Footprints in the Sand." The pop wunderkind's vocal interpretation can make even emptiness and loneliness seem like something we should all crave. And her rendition of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" will have you weeping. All told, Lewis' U.S. debut is absolute enjoyment in its purest form.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what actually makes a successful artist. Is it a powerful voice? Confidence and charisma? A presence that translates to TV? A combination of all of these things? Could you have one without the others?

Music details

  • Artist: Leona Lewis
  • Release date: April 8, 2008
  • Label: J Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 23, 2017

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