Picks and Pans Review: Jeremih

updated 07/06/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/06/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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With Chris Brown's career a question mark, the time is right for this 21-year-old newbie to make a move. He's off to a strong start with "Birthday Sex," a Top 5 pop and R&B hit that, with its slightly Auto-Tuned amorousness, is part Chris Brown, part T-Pain. It's the best song here. But Jeremih can play innocent too, evoking a young Michael Jackson on the ballad "Starting All Over."

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