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July 22, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Kristinia DeBarge, whose father, James, was a member of ’80s R&B-family hitmakers DeBarge, has already scored a top 20 hit: the featherweight kiss-off ”Goodbye,” which cannily samples one-off wonder Steam’s 1969 sports-stadium staple, ”Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.” It likely helped the 19-year-old land a gig opening for Britney Spears’ Circus tour beginning this August, though Exposed‘s airy, girlish pop — especially cotton-candy Casio grooves like ”Future Love” and ”Died in Your Eyes” — mostly recalls the female stars of her dad’s era: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Paula Abdul, and (coincidence?) Exposé. B

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