Tuesday, February 14th 2012
To the world, Whitney Houston was an icon, but to Aretha Franklin she was her God-Daughter.
As such, it was inevitable that the Queen of Soul would pay musical homage to Houston, who tragically passed away last Saturday (February 11th).
Check out Franklin’s emotional tribute to the star she has guided since childhood at a private concert in Charlotte, North Carolina last night…
Monday, February 13th 2012
The 2012 BET Honors aired tonight and tributed the achievements of Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Maya Angelou, among others. The Gabrielle Union-hosted affair, shot January 14th, took place at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C and saw acts Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder, and more hit the stage to salute the hour’s honorees.
See their moving performances below:
Monday, February 13th 2012
VH1 has completed its quest to crown ‘the ultimate diva’ (based on fan votes) by unveiling its list of the 100 greatest women of music history. The survey comes as their second – the first saw acts Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner take the number 1 and 2 spots respectively while acts like Madonna and Billie Holiday filled out the top 10.
With 6 categories – “All Time”, “90s”, “80s”, “Pop”, “Rock”, and “Hip Hop/R&B” – VH1 has introduced a more comprehensive compilation of divas to include, unlike their original survey, more contemporary performers (i.e. Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, etc) and base it on achievements in the past 20 years. Sure to get tongues wagging, the list’s first 20 are set for a televised unveil on tonight’s premiere episode of the five night countdown at 10pm Eastern.
If this list is the best they could do, VH1 may have done better unveiling this on April 1st. Find out where your fave fell via the full list below:
Friday, February 10th 2012
As fans embrace ‘The Boy Is Mine’ successor ‘It All Belongs To Me’ – the dynamic R&B reunion of belters Brandy and Monica – the song looks to kick off what may be a year of diva double teams. With Keyshia Coleseeking the assistance of Ms. Norwood as well, (now silenced) rumors ofRihanna and Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keysentreating Adele, and now news that Britney Spearsmay be featured on Queen of Pop Madonna‘s forthcoming ‘MDNA’, the divas are joining forces like never before to tackle the Billboard charts.
In honor (and anticipation) of these 2012 alliances, That Grape Juice has collected 12 of our favorite diva duets.
See who made our list after the jump:
Wednesday, February 1st 2012
Seems like divas are everyone’s talk. For, much like That Grape Juice, VH1 is on a quest to crown ‘the ultimate diva’ and (based on fan votes) tally up the 100 greatest women of music history. The survey comes as their second – the first saw acts Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner take the number 1 and 2 spots respectively while acts like Madonna and Billie Holiday filled out the top 10.
As with most ‘best of’ collections however, much fan uproar encouraged the music channel to redo and revamp their original listing. With 6 categories – “All Time”, “90s”, “80s”, “Pop”, “Rock”, and “Hip Hop/R&B” – VH1 is introducing a more comprehensive compilation of divas to include, unlike their original survey, more contemporary performers.
With singer acts like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce facing off against legends Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Barbara Streisand, Madonna, and more, the results should be more than interesting. As the first of the series’ week long airing starts February 13th, fans must hurry before voting closes.
Will your fave land on top? Click here to vote!
Tuesday, January 17th 2012
We asked and boy, did you answer. With a whopping total of over 21,000 votes, the faithful fans of Aretha, Celine, Cher, Diana, Janet, Madonna, Mariah, Patti, Tina, and Whitney replied in groves to support their favorites in this showdown. One of our best yet, we asked ‘Who is the ultimate diva’? In arenas of fashion, influence, and more, you voiced your opinion on which of the aforementioned divas reigned supreme.
‘Control’ diva Janet Jackson was undoubtedly in control of this panel, sweeping most of the categories. But does she come out on top?
Without further adieu, the results of the tight race to choose the ultimate diva await:
*All polls represent data calculated by 12a.m., January 16th*
Sunday, January 15th 2012
Diva. A word, much like ‘flop’, ‘epic’, and ‘underrated’, that has, in years of late, seen itself overused and overextended to any chick who ever owned an ounce of relevancy. But, before it was a household term, there were a select few who denoted ‘diva’ effortlessly, helping to turn the term into the epitome of estrogenic swag that it is today. And while every genre has its set of leading ladies, there are some whose range defied limits – unable to be captured by any musical mode. In such, they captured the hearts of legions of fans and earned the title ‘diva’ by merit and not self-christening.
The divine 9 (plus 1…) – Aretha, Celine, Diana, Janet, Madonna, Mariah, Patti, Tina, and Whitney need no introduction. By mention of mononym alone, these musical monarchs inspire applause. So, in one of our most epic showdowns yet, we turn to you – That Grape Juice faithful – to tell us who dominates the diva domain?
In areas of performance, fashion, and overall influence, cast your vote for the ultimate as the Pop elite faceoff after the jump. They paved the way and set the bar for the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and more to glide their heels across, but they’re still the few your faves are still trying to be…
Saturday, February 19th 2011
Jennifer Hudson hit the stage at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy party last weekend. The thunderous singer performed both the 1st single from her upcoming ‘I Remember Me’ album, ‘Where You At’, as well as a tribute to Aretha Franklin with the song ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’.
Look below for Hudson’s showing: