Diana Ross left her Supremes and became a dynamic force on her own. Beyonce Knowles struts out on her own, without Destinyâ€šÃ„Ã´s Child, on her solo debut, Dangerously In Love, and you want to forget she was even involved with such a childish endeavor. The girl group didnâ€šÃ„Ã´t have a chance with such strong pop femme fatales reinventing themselves into oblivion, and Beyonceâ€šÃ„Ã´s offering deserves a window seat in the back of the school bus of pop music, where the cool, bad kids sit.Refreshingly mature, Dangerously In Love showcases the talent we already knew young Knowles has had, but in the context of sexy, danceable pop without the clutter of the overbearing adorable perkiness of her Destinyâ€šÃ„Ã´s Childhood. In fact, there is no child to be found in her collaboration laden, musically intricate solo album.
Ask Britney and X-tina: you can only be a Mouskateer for so long before the publicsâ€šÃ„Ã´ Lolita urges morph these gals into super sexualized icons. The second track, â€šÃ„ÃºNaughty Girlâ€šÃ„Ã¹, featuring a sample of Donna Summerâ€šÃ„Ã´s â€šÃ„ÃºLove to Love Youâ€šÃ„Ã¹ sums up the album. Beyonceâ€šÃ„Ã´s debut is sexy, mature, and follows to the letter the recent trend of crushing the squeaky clean teen image.