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AGE
13
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Talented young British singer takes on mature themes.
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By Ed Sheeran
(2014)
AGE
17
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Rap/R&B star returns with more explicit songs about sex.
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By Trey Songz
(2014)
AGE
11
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Simulated dance-pop duet capitalizes on Jackson's legacy.
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By Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake
(2014)
AGE
14
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Soulful ballad explores emotional void of one-night stands.
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By Sam Smith
(2014)
AGE
15
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Playful booty-shaking club anthem is graphic and lewd.
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By Jason Derulo, Snoop Dogg
(2014)
AGE
14
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Folk meets '70s R&B in inventive but boozy single.
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By Ed Sheeran
(2014)
AGE
9
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African-infused pop from Norwegian duo is clean, uplifting.
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By Nico & Vinz
(2014)
AGE
10
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Energetic soul song is positive and clean.
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By Aloe Blacc
(2013)
AGE
13
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Stunning album is compelling, creative; some profanity.
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By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
AGE
14
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Second part of JT's comeback is boring, stale, and crude.
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By Justin Timberlake
(2013)
AGE
13
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Tedious track has fighting metaphors, sex, and profanity.
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By Justin Timberlake
(2013)
AGE
11
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Another strong and sentimental ballad from gifted vocalist.
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By John Legend
(2013)
AGE
11
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Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.
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By Drake
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raunchy club track objectifies women; get edited version.
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By Jason Derulo
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Peppy R&B track from pop princess is sweet and safe.
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By Ariana Grande
(2013)
AGE
11
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Precocious tween croons summer love jam; controversial video
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By Willow Smith
(2013)
AGE
13
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Sexy, soulful track has some bleeped-out profanity.
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By Mariah Carey
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nick star offers up slightly suggestive song about a bad boy
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By Ariana Grande
(2013)
AGE
10
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A melancholy but clean breakup ballad.
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By Bruno Mars
(2013)
AGE
13
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Supergroup’s "comeback" track has '90s sound; one iffy word.
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By Destiny's Child
(2013)

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