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     If you're tired of the bootylicious babble that Destiny's Child has inspired, you may want to try the new solo effort from multi-platinum recording artist Beyonce Knowles. "Dangerously in Love" blends influences from hip-hop to rock and jazz. It's also divided between seductive tempos ("Be With You"), lush ballads ("Dangerously in Love," "Signs" and "Say Yes") and fiery club bangers ("How I Like It," and "Baby Boy").

Knowles, who co-wrote and co-produced much of the album, is also accompanied by many artists including Missy Elliot, Sean Paul, Luther Vandross, Big Boi (OutKast), and boyfriend Jay-Z. With this album, Knowles also has released a deeply passionate, sexually aggressive and more mature vibe.

The first single, "Crazy in Love," features Jay-Z. Co-produced with Rich Harrison, it was the song of the summer. This is no schoolgirl's fantasy of blossoming love - "Dangerously in Love" is clearly Knowles' way of staking her claim in the world and in the process redefines the expectations of who she is.

Beyonce Knowles is surely a triple threat, who's added songwriter and producer to her resumé. I can't wait to see what else this entertainer has up her sleeve!

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 8:04 pm
i love this so much!
AlexisSMS said...
Mar. 30, 2015 at 11:23 am
Is the overall article generally positive and praising of the work, or negative?
dayday13 said...
Oct. 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm
very well done you have a thumbs upfrom me........
Lizzy Cerone said...
Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Beyonce is a great singer and I may not have met her...... yet,  but she seems pretty awesome. I think that there should be more people out there like her that inspire people the way she inspired me. I love you Beyonce! <3
FreedomIsMyVirtue said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 6:05 am
Beyonce is the BEAST!!!
WritingLoverForever said...
Jan. 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm
I'm not familiar with Beyonce's music, like, at all (though I've always intended to check into it), but she is one gorgeous woman. :)
xelawriter97 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm
ok dude, we have like the same picture on our screennames!!!
KInG-B-101 said...
Nov. 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm
I love this album still to this day I listen to it if im' going through a hard tim.I love and respect Beyonce' I think she is The Baddest in the Music Industry!
2beautifulblueyes replied...
Dec. 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! NICKIE MANAJ  is the baddest in the game
Duane replied...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

yes she is but beynnce is next in line


K.Feisty said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 8:20 am
This album is really old but Beyonce is such a wonderful singer and all her slower songs have such a good message and all in all she's great:)
Brook_little_obbsessive said...
Nov. 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm
This i really old?
pixie5 said...
Oct. 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm
destiney's child was amazing and this album was made in like 2003. beyonce's a great artist but i'm just saying.
Macx14 said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm
Very well written!!
GemValley250 said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 10:58 am
Really like the review, well done!:)
Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 10:12 am
some great songs, and a great pic to go with it! will have to look it up! read some of my stuff?
Sarahj11235 said...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm
this is great review, it actually made me consider buying the CD. I really liked this, I'm a big beyonce fan
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