Music Reviews

age 10+
Positive girl-power anthem; even Minaj version is clean.
By Alicia Keys
(2012)
age 7+
JB keeps it sweet and clean with smooth rap and vocals.
By Justin Bieber
(2012)
age 13+
Club beat is mostly clean, features ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
By Chris Brown, Rihanna
(2012)
age 13+
Grown-up divas put cheatin' ex in his place; OK for teens.
By Brandy, Monica
(2012)
age 8+
Pop sensations team up in sweet ode to their best girls.
By Chris Brown, Justin Bieber
(2011)
age 8+
Age-appropriate hip-hop by daughter of Hollywood royalty.
By Willow Smith
(2010)
age 11+
Hip-hop anthem celebrates being single; OK for older kids.
By Jason Derulo
(2010)
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age 14+
Dance album is a mix of safe songs and iffy messages.
By Taio Cruz
(2010)
age 10+
Upbeat single reveals a much more kid-friendly Kelis.
By Kelis
(2010)
age 13+
Stark, emotionally raw ballad is fine for teens.
By Pink
(2010)
age 11+
Another standout (and kid-safe) LP from soulful singer.
By Alicia Keys
(2009)
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age 13+
Collection of Miz Jackson hits is too sexy for younger kids.
By Janet Jackson
(2009)
age 9+
King of pop's posthumous release is a clean tune about love.
By Michael Jackson
(2009)
age 12+
Singer's apology song is cool, but not convincing.
By Chris Brown
(2009)
age 13+
Smackdown on mystery heckler is edgy but radio-friendly.
By Mariah Carey
(2009)
age 16+
A very frank proposal for the guest of honor's special day.
By Jeremih
(2009)
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age 13+
Clean R&B shows maturity but doesn't break new ground.
By Brandy
(2008)
age 12+
Fierce vocals and killer hooks mix with retro messages.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
age 12+
Beyonce wears the pants in this soulful ballad.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)
age 13+
Sassy, catchy "take that" break-up anthem.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2008)

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