Saturday, August 24th 2013
The e-spat between blogger Perez Hilton and pop superstar Lady Gaga continues…
For, as fans know, the initial head-bump came after Gaga took to Twitter to recount a “horrific texting incident” that occurred between she and Hilton days before slamming the blogger for “stalking” after he looked to move into her apartment.
The blogger’s response included threats to “expose” the songstress for allegedly sabotaging other artists intentionally – an accusation many assumed was related to pop siren Christina Aguilera.
Now, after many thought the heated battle between the former besties had cooled, he took to Twitter just moments ago to post a photo of music charts accompanied by the caption:
There’s more folks…
Thursday, August 22nd 2013
Christina Aguilera is back on The Voice and has brought along British star Ed Sheeran for the ride.
The Pop powerhouse has enlisted the ‘Lego House’ singer to help her pick her team on the 5th season of the Fox hit.
Watch the pair discuss their unique alliance on Extra after the jump…
Wednesday, August 14th 2013
Back in July, we asked you to name songs released between now and year 2000 that you believed had had a major impact on Pop culture or the career of the act behind it.
Days later, using the songs provided, TGJ launched ‘The Greatest Song of the Decade’ poll, featuring appearances from Michael Jackson‘s ‘You Rock My World’, Lady GaGa‘s ‘Born This Way’ and Beyonce‘s ‘Single Ladies‘.
120,000 votes later, the winner of this poll stands just one week away from being announced. So, with this in mind, we ask…
Out of the three numbers mentioned in the headline of this article, which do you feel had the greatest impact on Pop music…and why.
Saturday, August 10th 2013
Peep these pics ‘Just a Fool’ performer Christina Aguilera taken yesterday, a picture of health and busy as she enjoyed a Beverly Hills shopping trip!
Snapped leaving Barneys New York, the entertained waved to fans as she made her way home with a friend, months after the aforementioned ‘Fool’ made its merry to Gold with 407,000 units sold by March 2013.
Alas, with the ‘Lotus’ era now over, here’s hoping 2013 sees Christina announce the birth of its follow up, and give it the backing it’ll no doubt deserve.
More snaps below!
Saturday, July 27th 2013
Not since the heights reached by Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill has a female Rapper enjoy sales that see her go to to toe-and at times outsell- her Pop star contemporaries.
This time around, that female Rapper is none other than ‘Envy’ maestra Nicki Minaj whose debut album ‘Pink Friday‘ continues to solidify her time atop her field even three years after release.
For, with 3.8 million units worldwide, the album is now officially one of the highest selling albums of the decade- celebrated in a tally which showcases US sales moved since 2010.
Of course, while this decade has seven years to go before it ends, the list below tells many an interesting tale and – in Nicki‘s case- explain why the likes of Pepsi, MAC and Fox have all been so eager to nab a piece of her commercial pie.
Check it out below…
Friday, July 19th 2013
Christina Aguilera stuns in the music video for ‘Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti’, the Alejandro Fernandez led single pulled from his new album, ‘Confidencias’.
Released after it shot to #1 in Mexico, viewers of hit TV show ‘La Tempestad‘ will be all too familiar with the number, as it serves as its official theme song, used years after its original was birthed by Miguel Gallardo in 1975.
Sure to soar even further with the release of the video below, the song’s success should hopefully encourage Christina to promote her next LP (properly) as to reap rewards of her star power for her own material.
Until then, enjoy below…
Friday, July 12th 2013
After a season away from The Voice, Pop diva Christina Aguilera has resumed filming for the hit NBC show.
Now airing two cycles a year (Spring and Fall), the talent search welcomed Shakira and Usher for its fourth series earlier this year, giving cast originals Xtina and Cee-Lo Green a chance to “recharge their batteries”.
At the time, the ‘Your Body’ singer claimed the time away would be used to re-connect with her first loves – music and touring. Of course, in light of the performance (or lack-thereof) of her ’Lotus’ album (which remains criminally underrated), the 32-year-old instead used the window to promote Pitbull‘s ‘Feel This Moment’ - which she guests on – and to hit the gym, the results of which see her looking the happiest and healthiest she’s looked in a good while.
Fingers crossed Xtina’s return to The Voice and rejuvenated image mean new material is on the way. It’s clear she views herself as an artiste (see: lengthy gaps between projects and elaborate themes), hence she’s likely in no rush. However, from our vantage point, she’s more a “Pop star” than anything else. And as the Rihanna‘s and co have shown, there is almost a necessity in this new generation for “Pop stars” to keep the music coming. Add to that the fact that Christina is coming off two poorly performing projects, and the phrase “time waits for no one” rings oh so true here. We can only hope Team Xtina understand this.
Thursday, July 4th 2013
Fergie, Anita Baker, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake.
First mention of the aforementioned names usually evoke memories of some of the past two decades’ top pop hits. However, as our list below details, even some of music’s most prized acts have hit their fair share of sour notes.
Every year on U.S. ‘Independence Day’ the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce are oft-praised for their awe-inspiring renditions of the U.S. national anthem ‘The Star Spangled Banner’, while other renditions of the historical number will go down in history for some less flattering reasons.
Forgotten words, bum notes, and all around embarrassment await below. See our top 10 list of the “best of the worst” ‘Star Spangled Banner’ performances and weigh in:
Wednesday, July 3rd 2013
US parents have spoken!
Indeed, in a poll taken by Jonah Peretti‘s BuzzFeed, parents from across the country were asked to name their Top 3 artists, listing them from 1 to 3 in order of preference and how popular they believed these entertainers to be.
Voting in their thousands, yesterday saw the results of the survey published on Feed’s official site, and now available to check out right here on That Grape Juice.Net!
Who came out on top?