The title of Canadian singer-songwriter Tamia's fifth studio album may be Beautiful Surprise, but it only halfway lives up to its name. Tamia and her voice are indeed beautiful, but to tell the truth, there's no real surprises to be heard here. Quite the opposite, in fact: Beautiful Surprise, which was released in the U.S. Aug. 28, 2012, is chock full of formulaic songs that are too watered down to truly be considered R&B music. But when placed in the category of adult contemporary pop and measured against those standards, this is a strong release. Some of the songs are cliched or bland or entirely too unoriginal, but the clarity of Tamia's uncommonly crisp, strong voice gives the album a warmth it might not have otherwise. For more, click the link to check out the full review of Tamia's Beautiful Surprise.