Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past. So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.
Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits. Today, we put the spindle on the star-studded, 7x platinum (U.S.) soundtrack to the 90s ultimate chick flick ‘Waiting To Exhale’…
Joining the Elijah Blake led pack of Urban newbies this year comes Angel, signed to Universal Republic.
Responsible for the UK #1 single ‘Wonderful‘, last weekend saw him meet up Kanya King‘s MOBO Awards for an interview centered around his debut album ‘About Time‘.
An interview, which also saw him reveal his long time dream to collaborate with ‘Wish Your Love Away’ songstress Brandy and praise the ever thriving organisation for their support of his work, and the British music industry at large.
The R&B diva lived up to her billing last night in this fierce ensemble; posing it up ahead of a sell-out show in Wichita, Kansas.
2013 has already brought with it big things for The Vocal Bible, namely movie ‘Temptations’ as well as a main-cast upgrade on BET hit The Game (which has just been renewed for a record 7th season). And with marriage and the recording of new material set to take place this year, B-Rocka is shows no signs of slowing.
After a brief break from the spotlight, it feels like Brandy is not just back but also here to stay.
The Vocal Bible serves up a chapter and verses in fierceness in the latest issue of PYNK magazine. And while her looks are as luscious as ever, it’s her accompanying interview that resonated with us most.
B-Rocka, who is presently garnering praise for her role in hit Tyler Perry movie ‘Temptation’, waxes honest about the sales of her latest album ‘Two Eleven’, whether she’d do reality TV again, fellow R&B divas Kelly Rowland and Beyonce, and much more.
Brandy Norwood was the center of all attention at Disney California Adventure Park hours ago, snapped by fans and paparazzi alike as she hit the fun filled venue with her daughter Sy’rai.
Caught enjoying the day together, the mother-daughter duo arrived days after Brandy returned from the Japanese promo leg of her new album, ‘Two Eleven’ and as she continues to grace screens across the US via BET’s ratings winner ‘The Game‘.
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star comes from Youtube beau Caleb Rekcah. Watch as he lays into an acoustic cover of Brandy‘s ‘Wildest Dreams’ – the second single from her critically acclaimed set ‘Two Eleven’:
We appreciate singers who can put their own twists on tunes without taking away from it. Caleb did just that. Softly cooing in the beginning of his cover (giving it a “lullaby” feel almost), the second verse saw him really ramp up and bring the song home.
While maintaining the vulnerability of tone the song calls for, Rekcah opted to avoid B-rocka’s rollercoaster (and oft inimitable) ride of runs and melisma, instead inserting his own blend.
She’s the Grammy winning R&B pioneer with a career spanning over twenty years.
Indeed, while it’s a fact most overlook, Brandy‘s arrival via the hit show Moesha saw her carve a clean lane for Urban songstresses hoping to enjoy mainstream notoriety. Songstresses, that debuted as early as 1997 and as later as 2005 (Destiny’s Child & Rihanna respectively).
Now watch as she shares on her thoughts on ‘Bow Down‘- the scorching new song released by fellow triple threat Beyonce below!