Saturday, December 7th 2013
Ever keen on keeping the masses abreast of fresh and/or often underrated talent, That Grape Juice presents ‘The Spill’ – a renewed look at not-so-new, yet active, acts.
Much like its ‘Freshly Squeezed’ sister segment, this revived assay aims to put the magnifying glass on talents who may not appeal to the buying public on a broad scale yet are still serving material that could easily spin side-by-side with some of today’s top hits.
Covering a kaleidoscope of genres, ‘The Spill’ is set to feature some names you probably know and love as well as some you’ll (soon) be glad to know. Click below to find out the spill on TGT, Rico Love, Dionne Warwick, India Arie, August Alsina, Jessie J & Robin Thicke, Elle Varner and much more…
Wednesday, July 31st 2013
As with many a R&B newbie, Elle Varner really is one cheque away from nabbing the notoriety she truly deserves.
However, money was the least of her concerns recently, when she caught up with ‘Nitecap with Peter Bailey’ to dish on her forthcoming album, hours after performing at the ASCAP Music Awards.
During their conversation, the ‘Welcome Home’ cantante revealed that her second studio album- ‘Four Letter Word‘ had seen her craft a brand new genre of music….billed ‘Trap Jazz’.
Peep her explanation below…
Sunday, February 3rd 2013
Elle Varner was in good company recently, when she had the pleasure of bumping into Rap legend Lil Kim, as seen above.
Sharing the pic on her personal Twitter account, the ‘Welcome Home’ vocalist can be seen with the Brooklyn native seven months after the release of her R&B driven LP, ‘Perfectly Imperfect’, which peaked at #4 on the on the Billboard 200 and birthed the Oak & Pop produced, ‘I Don’t Care‘.
Sunday, November 25th 2012
The 2012 Soul Train Awards, taped live from Las Vegas last month, are currently airing via sister channels BET and Centric.
As ever, That Grape Juice will be providing you with performances as they occur, including stageblazing sets from Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo, Miguel, and more!
Keep refreshing, as we’ll be updating minute-by-minute:
Sunday, November 25th 2012
Many a star came out to play at the 2012 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show, which aired tonight, saw R&B’s finest go head-to-head for the coveted trophies.
So, now the show is over, find out who picked up which awards at the high profile outing below…
Sunday, November 18th 2012
The Soul Train Awards 2012 took place earlier this month in Las Vegas, and so as to whet appetites ahead of the show’s November 25th air-date, Centric have released teaser clips from some of the night’s big performances.
Fantasia “churched it and worked it” with her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Don’t Play That Song’, while Elle Varner gave the a audience a ‘Refill’. Also on the bill were Stevie Wonder, 2 Chainz, and Keyshia Cole.
Peep preview below…
Saturday, November 10th 2012
As previously reported, November 8th saw the taping of the 2012 Soul Train Awards.
Jam packed with performers from today’s best and brightest R&B performers, the Las Vegas hosted event saw its stage graced by the likes of Ne-Yo, Miguel, John Legend, Keyshia Cole, Fantasia, and more.
While viewers won’t get to see the action until it airs on BET & Centric later this month, That Grape Juice extends the invite to see some of the fashion hits and misses via the red carpet below:
Monday, November 5th 2012
This is shaping up to be some awards show!
Indeed, joining the previously reported performers John Legend and Fantasia, news has surfaced that ‘Trust & Believe’ beauty Keyshia Cole will be hitting the 2012 Soul Train Award stage.
The addition to the roster, which will also include Ne-Yo, Anthony Hamilton, 2 Chainz, Gladys Knight, Elle Varner, Raphael Saadiq, and Marcus Canty (among others). As previously reported, this year’s showing will honor 80s boyband New Edition.
Airing on BET and Centric November 25th at 9pm ET/PT, if you missed the show’s nominees, see them here.
Monday, September 17th 2012
R&B rookie Elle Varner is giving fans a refill of her jazzy stylings with her latest offering ‘I Don’t Care’. Already giving fans a sip of what they could expect from the video with her teaser last week, now fans can get a full taste.
Lifted from her top 5 debut ‘Perfectly Imperfect’, see it all after the jump: