Jesse McCartney

Jesse McCartney sure has a lot to be happy about these days. After receiving two Emmy nominations for his role on a popular daytime soap opera, 17 year old McCartney landed a role on the TV series "Summerland". As many actors do, this New York native decided to launch a solo music career simultaneously by releasing his debut album "Beautiful Soul". He has also contributed songs to a few movie soundtracks such as "A Cinderella Story," "The Princess Diaries 2," "Ella Enchanted" and "That's So Raven". The title track is a cool pop track that has been getting tons of radio airplay and is one of the best tracks. What follows is a mixed bag of bubble gum pop, hip hop beats and some smooth ballads. "She's No You" is groovy. "Get Your Shine On" is borderline tacky. "Take Your Sweet Time" is cute. In general the album is what one can expect from a teen star but it could have been more solid if it could have had a little bit more substance lyrically and more originality musically.

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