It’s a new world, Ms. Davis – you’re not the only multicultural, pop songstress anymore. While you hit it big in 1997 with “Thirty-two Flavors,” there is more competition now; a catchy pop chorus just isn’t enough. Today you’ve got Dido and Nelly Furtado to contend with – they have personal stylists and regular airtime on MTV.

Ms. Davis, simple, repetitive pop harmonies and hip-hop influenced beats have become pass