Music Reviews

age 10+
 
Rihanna keeps her lyrics clean in raw, pensive ballad.
By Rihanna
(2013)
age 10+
 
British R&B star cuts clean but predictable song about love.
By Taio Cruz
(2012)
age 13+
 
Not quite as sexy as most RiRi tunes; OK for younger teens.
By Rihanna
(2012)
age 13+
 
R&B album is excellent; songs range from mellow to mature.
By Bruno Mars
(2011)
age 10+
 
Super-positive song about being valued in a relationship.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
age 13+
 
RiRi's relationship goes sour in clean but mature track.
By Rihanna
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Diva's fourth CD is a little edgy but still OK for teens.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
age 13+
 
Love song uses violent metaphors to describe feelings.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
age 13+
 
No super-explicit lyrics, but lots of talk about casual sex.
By Enrique Iglesias, Lil Wayne, Usher
(2011)
age 13+
 
Intense song from usually sweet crooner has dark imagery.
By Bruno Mars
(2010)
age 13+
 
Clean, carefree fun is the topic of this R&B track.
By Jay Sean
(2010)
age 13+
 
Slick dance club tune is mature but not explicit.
By Usher
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Mature themes, but not explicit; best for older teens.
By Usher
(2010)
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age 13+
 
R&B album is clean but lacks an appealing punch.
By Monica
(2010)
age 13+
 
Not graphic, but too sexual for kids and tweens.
By Usher
(2009)
age 13+
 
R&B crooner chronicles his painful divorce.
By Usher
(2009)
age 13+
 
Introspective crooner tones down the sexy factor.
By Ne-Yo
(2008)
age 13+
 
Motown vibe is less sexy than big sis Beyonce.
By Solange Knowles
(2008)
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age 10+
 
Innocuous tunes delivered with a powerhouse voice.
By Alicia Keys
(2007)
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age 13+
 
TV reality star gets redundant with heartbreak.
By Keyshia Cole
(2007)

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