Spirit

Common Sense Media says

Pop powerhouse sings innocent love songs.

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What parents need to know

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Violence
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Sex

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

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

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

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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?

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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.

Families can talk 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

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Teen, 14 years old Written byJrotcSShiffer April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Kid, 10 years old April 8, 2010
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all the songs besides the first three i do not like at all. peace-mariosupersluggersnew..... okay i did not want to write the whole thing
Kid, 10 years old September 6, 2009
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WOW!!!!!!!!

WELL DONE LEONA!!!!!! She keeps it innocent yet brilliant and is just such an amazing role-model!
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