As breakout stars go, they don’t much bigger nor shine as bright as Ariana Grande.
Since bursting on the scene early this year with debut single ‘The Way’, the 20-year-old has gone on to enjoy blockbuster success with its parent album ‘Yours Truly’. Indeed, the hit-filled set appears to be the gift that keeps giving, spawning a number of chart smashes (including latest single ‘Right There’), a sell-out tour, and critical acclaim aplenty.
That Grape Juice recently sat down with the soulful Pop powerhouse, who readily dished on her phenomenal year, upcoming new album, those Mariah Carey comparisons, and more. As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to!
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Ariana’s album ‘Yours Truly’ is available now!
Single ‘Right There (ft. Big Sean)’ hits iTunes (UK) December 2nd!
Tamar Braxton may have risen to prominence on reality smash ‘Braxton Family Values’, yet for the musical mass, it’s the title track from her latest album ‘Love And War’ that really cemented her as not just a viable vocalist – but a powerful one too.
The youngest of the Braxton clan performed the cut, which topped the iTunes chart upon release last year, EXCLUSIVELY on That Grape Juice‘s ‘The Splash’ during a recent trip to London.
Filmed in a secret location, the three-song set (which you can catch over the course of this week on TGJ) comes on the heels of a success-filled year for the new mother - who is presently is readying Holiday LP ‘Winter Loverland’for release on November 11th. Prior to then, US fans can catch She, Me, Her on John Legend’s ‘Made To Love Tour’ – which kicks off next week.
Hit ‘PLAY’ above to see what she’ll be serving up — and be sure to keep on locked on That Grape Juice for more from Tamar’s show-stopping set on…The Splash!
Having rocked the charts with new album ‘Love And War’, R&B belter Tamar Braxton stopped by That Grape Juice‘s The Splash to perform for an audience of her loyalest Tamartians.
Shot in a secret London location, the EXCLUSIVE set comes on the heels of a success-filled year for the youngest of the iconic Braxton clan.
The gifted singer and reality star, who is is readying Holiday LP ‘Winter Loverland’for release next month, performed three songs – which you can catch over the course of the week right here on That Grape Juice!
First up? Summer sizzler ‘The One’ – which receives an acoustic twist not yet heard before! Enjoy and be sure to keep it locked on TGJ for the follow-up performances.
Given the classic and colossal contributions groups have made to music history, it’s little wonder why so much debate surrounds who is “best”.
From duos, to trios, to quads, and quintets, mixed blend collectives have served some of the most iconic moments on the Billboard charts and beyond. Indeed, many of today’s biggest solo stars owe their careers to their start in groups, with much of the “super” in their “star” owed to fusing their flavorsome gifts with others.
Ever keen to plough through the smoke and mirrors, That Grape Juice wants to know who YOU think is the Best Group Of All-Time.
Following the success of our recent partnership, we’ve re-teamed with our friends over at FUZE for the compiling of this list – as their flavor-filled refreshing iced tea and juice drinks champion the fact that greatness is NEVER JUST ONE THING. Or, in this case, just one person.
We want YOU to let us know who YOU feel are the most worthy contenders. Via the comment section, let us know (in order) who are the top 3 groups of all-time. Submissions must be received by October 9th. Your picks will then be totaled, with the definitive list unwrapped (along with the results from our previous FUZE polls) later this month.
Powerful voices may be a dime a dozen on today’s charts, however few can forget those iconic tones, textures, and notes that have come to define what “singing” means.
Indeed, in more recent times, a whole reality sub-genre has been dedicated to finding the next set of vocalists that will inspire the generations to come; and move them in the way a number of legendary names have moved some of today’s rising stars.
Still, it begs the question: who is the ultimate voice?
All too often, countless names are touted – some more than others, yet next to never is there a unanimous choice. Could this be a testament to the many greats that have rocked the mic over the years? Perhaps. However, ever keen to plough through the smoke, mirrors, and endless debate, we throw the question over to YOU!
In knowing that any voice billed as the “ultimate” must boast an array of flavors, we’ve re-teamed with our friends over at FUZE as our sponsor.
As you know, their refreshing iced tea and juice drinks mix the best tastes together for superior results. Needless to say, they’re a sure-fit for the latest in our list series.
Together, we want to know which names (in order) you feel represent the ultimate voice most.
Name your top 3 in the comment section below. Submissions must be received by September. Thereafter, the picks (and their order) will be tallied, with the definitive list being unveiled at a later date.
Be sure to keep it locked to find out who hit the most potent note and tops the list!
Here at That Grape Juice we’re dedicated to serving up the best in Urban Entertainment! Be it R&B, Pop, or Hip-Hop, our tasty blend of content is NEVER JUST ONE THING.
As such, when cooking up the next question in our popular list series, we couldn’t think of a better partner than our friends over at FUZE.
Their refreshing range of iced teas and juice drinks unite a mixture of flavorsome tastes to create something bigger, something bolder, something better! Like TGJ, FUZE is NEVER JUST ONE THING, which make them the surest of fits for us!
Together, then, we join forces to ask YOU…
What Is The Best Collaboration Of The 00’s?
Many of the biggest chart hits of the 00’s have featured more than one ingredient. Indeed, the 00’s house some of the most ambitious, random, yet successful artistic pairings in music history. From R&B-Rock fusions to Hip-Hop flavored Pop, the last two decades have mixed the best to make better.
Ever keen to hear what YOU think, That Grape Juice and FUZE want YOU to help build the definitive list of the Best Collaborations of the 00’s.
All you have to do is submit your top 3 collaborations of the 00’s in the comment section below. Submissions will, thereafter, be tallied up – with the definitive Top Ten list revealed within the coming weeks.
So what are you waiting for? Make YOUR voice heard below!
Be sure to keep it locked on That Grape Juice to see the Top 10 revealed!
London town, Brandy is back! The Vocal Bible is set to blaze the stage at the indigO2 next month!
Tapped to headline the Musicalize extravaganza on September 24th, the songstress will bring her robust array of chart smashes to life at the renown venue – which is also home to the iconic O2 Arena. Serving as B-Rocka’s first UK show in over six years, tickets to the event are selling at the rapidest of rates.
Easily one of the most popular names on That Grape Juice, we had to give YOU - our loyal readers – the chance to attend this must-see show. We have onepair of tickets up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning, simply click the button below and let TGJ and Musicalize know on Twitter why you must win. Be sure to include your full name, age, and location.
It’s been over 10 years since Grammy-winning #Soulbird India.Arie flew onto the scene with her debut album ‘Acoustic Soul’.
Since then, Arie has remained an anomaly – staying afloat on the wings of spiritually-tinged tunes like ‘Ready For Love’, ‘I Am Not My Hair’, and ‘Video’, her poetry-laced, guitar guided offerings kept her perched atop R&B and pop charts alike until the late 2000s when suddenly she was nowhere to be found.
Now, 2013 has brought with it a renewed voyage for India – one she shared openly when chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice recently. The songstress dishes on her new album ‘Songversation’, those skin bleaching rumors, her open letter slamming the Zoe Saldana casting of Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic, and so much more.
As ever, we ask the questions you want the answer to. Tuck in below for the full view: