Likely to draw comparisons to Rihanna, this 16-year-old New York native has been gunning for success from an early age. It hasn’t hurt that her godfather is famed producer Quincy Jones.

Her sweet, innocent and soulful voice is easy on the ears, and her subject matter is more interesting than most artists her age, as on “16 @ War,” penned and produced by the-Dream and Tricky Stewart. Fella sassy teen Lil’ Mama cameos on “Baby, Baby.”

Grade: B+

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