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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1995 #TBT

Madonna’s Longest Running #1 Ascends To the Top of the Charts

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week in 1995 Queen of Pop, Madonna, reascended to the Billboard Hot 100 throne with ‘Take A Bow’ – the second single from her most R&B-leaning album to date, ‘Bedtime Stories.’  Written and produced by Madge and Babyface, ‘Bow’ – thanks in great part to its cinematic accompanying visual – rose to the top of the Hot 100 this week 22 years ago, snatching the title from TLC‘s ‘Creep.’ 

Coming as her last #1 of the 90s, the song went on to reign for an impressive 7 weeks and, to date, remains the longest running chart-topper of her career.  Tuck in below to see who joined Madge in the top 25 this week in 1995:

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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Adele & Beyonce Enjoy Sales Boosts Thanks To Grammys

Adele & Beyonce, the two most talked about winners of the 2017 Grammys, have extended their wins to the Billboard 200 charts thanks to the ceremony.

Via Billboard:

Adele’s 25, which won the album of the year award, returns to the top 10 of theBillboard 200 albums chart, rising 21-6 with 47,000 equivalent album units earned for the week (up 137 percent). 25’s total sales in the U.S. now stand at 9.24 million.

Beyoncé, who won two Grammy Awards at the ceremony and performed two songs from her Lemonade album, also garnered a big boost in sales and streams.The Lemonade album itself returns to the Billboard 200’s top 10, climbing 33-9 with 38,000 units earned (up 190 percent). Of that sum, 29,000 were in traditional album sales (up 241 percent).

Not bad at all ladies.  Tuck in below to see who else joined the duo on the refreshed Billboard 200:

 

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Ratings: Lifetime’s ‘Britney Ever After’ Biopic Flops

After producing a string of hit biopics on popular female singers (see:  Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, etc.), many forecasted Lifetime’s latest effort – a film about the life and times of current pop superstar Britney Spears – would be a homerun.  Well, that was the case until they saw the almost parodic casting and shambolic trailer.

In addition, the pop princess the unauthorized bio was designed to depict gave the movie’s production a royal thumbs down.  The aforementioned (and the unforgiving Twitter slamming it suffered) all added to ‘Britney Ever After’ [which aired February 18th] being a ratings miss for the women’s network.

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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Katy Perry, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, & Rihanna All Hit Top 10

In addition to earning its highest ratings in years, the 2017 Grammys also helped spur some impressive sales and streaming boosts for its performers – most notably Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars.

While Sheeran, who was last week’s Hot 100 leader, maintains his hold on the top spot, he’s challenged by Perry whose latest number – ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ – made an impressive #4 debut to the tune of 108,000 downloads and handsome streaming figures.

As far as Mars and Weeknd are concerned, Billboard reports:

Following his Grammys performance of “That’s What I Like,” along with his Prince tribute, Mars blasts 37-7 on the Hot 100, earning his 14th top 10.

Fellow Grammys performer The Weeknd vaults 16-9 on the Hot 100 with “I Feel It Coming,” featuring Daft Punk, after the acts performed the song, as well as prior single “Starboy,” at music’s biggest night. The song is The Weeknd’s sixth Hot 100 top 10 and Daft Punk’s third (and second as featured on a hit by The Weeknd, following the No. 1 “Starboy”).

Tuck in below to see who joined the quartet of hitmakers in this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check:

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Hot Shot: Fergie Teases New Music Video

It’s hard to believe the stop/start nature of news and events surrounding Fergie‘s long-awaited second album, ‘Double Dutchess,’ isn’t causing waning interest from even the most diehard “Fergie Ferg” fans.

Reportedly completed in March 2016 – nearly 10 years after its predecessor – rumors circulated the project would drop summer 2016 before being pushed to a January 2017 release.  Now that even January is in our rearview, and two Fergie videos with it (see:  ‘M.I.L.F. $’ & ‘Life Goes On’), it appears Ferg is trying to convince listeners the project “is still coming.”

Having already confirmed there have been multiple videos shot for a select few of the album’s singles, the 41-year-old singer/songwriter took to Instagram recently to show off her assets and tease the release of one of those visuals.  See it inside:

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Watch: Chris Brown Confirms He Canceled Boxing Match With Soulja Boy [Video]

R&B bad boy Chris Brown may be dodging allegations that he was physically abusive to ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, but what he won’t be dodging are swings from Soulja Boy in a highly publicized, now cancelled boxing match.

The duel, originally set for Dubai, is now off the table according to Brown via a recent video uploaded to Instagram.

“I bowed out of this Soulja Boy fight. I’mma tell you why, ’cause it was a legit thing on a positive scale. All the wrong people got in the way. It’s immature, first and foremost…”

The confirmation came just hours after ‘Crank That’ rapper Soulja Boy cranked out a series of tweets indicating Brown’s manager had already alerted him of the ‘Run It’ singer’s intent to bail.

See what else Breezy had to say in the video below:

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Hot 100: Rihanna Breaks Major Michael Jackson & Madonna Billboard Records

The last month has been very kind to Rihanna.

Barring that whole Grammy fiasco, the songstress – who celebrated her 29th birthday on February 20th – kicked the month off by learning her latest single, ‘Love on the Brain,’ was officially certified platinum.  As if that’s not enough, this week the song ascended to the top 10 of the Hot 100.  The upward move not only granted her third trip into the tally’s upper dectet from the ‘Anti’ project alone, but it also came as a historic achievement for her (whose Hot 100 resume knows few equals).

In fact, proof of this comes just 1 year after she broke King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s Hot 100 #1s record , she’s now unseated his record-setting top 10’s record.  Get the details inside:

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Did You Miss It? Migos Reportedly “Beat & Stomped” Sean Kingston In Vegas Fight

If reports and the lumps on singer/rapper Sean Kingston’s head are to be believed, ‘Bad & Boujee’ beaus Migos don’t limit their big hits to the charts.

Breaking news late Tuesday night (February 21) points to the trio as the culprits in a physical altercation that left Kingston bruised, battered, and bewildered after confronting the ‘Fight Night’ hitmakers in Vegas.

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Did You Miss It? Migos Brings ‘Bad & Boujee’ To ‘Ellen’

As ‘Bad & Boujee’ continues its domination of rap and pop charts, Migos are still looking for new audiences to introduce the tune to.

Their latest stop? Ellen‘s daytime talk show.

Tuck in below to see how the trio had the audience rocking with their imaginary crock-pots:

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New Video: Future – ‘Super Trapper’

On the heels of news his latest release album is en route to the top of the Billboard 200, rapper Future is looking to boost its projected figures by bringing one of its standout cuts to life with the video for ‘Super Trapper.’

Filled with his standard fare (see:  drug references, video heauxs, jewelry, and cars), tuck in below to see Future’s latest visual:

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Watch: John Legend Lights Up NBA All Star Game Halftime Show [Video]

To say 10 time Grammy winner John Legend “scored” at tonight’s NBA All-Star Game would be an understatement.

The singer/songwriter took New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center to task by performing a medley of his biggest hits, including his most recent top 40 ‘Love Me Now.’

Giving viewers a taste of what they can expect to see on his recently announced ‘Darkness & Light’ tour, tuck in below to see how he fared as headliner of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show:

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Ouch! Singer Under Fire For ‘Brutalizing’ U.S. National Anthem at 2017 NBA All-Star Game

#NationalAnthem Trending on Twitter as a Result

Jon Batiste, an acclaimed musician best known for being the musical director/band leader for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ is now seeing his name touted alongside the title ‘worst Star Spangled Banner’ rendition.

In front of a packed house of celebrities and basketball enthusiasts, the singer took his trusty piano to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game to render an extended version of the historic number moments ago.  And, while some did praise Batiste for his unique spin on the U.S. National Anthem, more critics slammed his take on the tune – some even branding it “lazy” and “uneventful.”

Are people overreacting?  Watch it inside and tell us:

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