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TGJ Freshly Squeezed Week: Introducing…Carmen


Over the last seven years, That Grape Juice has established itself as one of the net’s most renowned sources for Urban Pop music. Indeed, it’s become trademark for us to shine light on artists – both known and on the rise. This week sees us spotlight the latter, as we kick off the first ever Freshly Squeezed Week.

As such, we’ll be introducing a talented new name each day of this week.

Next up is…Carmen!

Writing herself into the Pop  scene with the pen that is her debut single ‘Cold‘, 21-year old Carmen first caught our attention when we came across the Next-sampled jam earlier this year. Needless to say, we’ve been hooked ever since.

Hailing from Detroit, the LA-based beauty scored her first big break when she scouted by an NYC-based modelling agency aged 13, going on to switch the catwalk for the studio years later when she finished high school and moved to California to pursue her dreams of superstardom.

Perhaps the latest newbie to have sprung from Janet Jackson’s creative womb, Carmen’s journey to the top was made that much easier this month when her humble but growing fan base rocked radio with requests to hear ‘Cold’ spun on stations across the country. The result? Spins garnered on’Top 40′ and ‘Rhythmic’ formats that we hear haven’t gone unnoticed by tastemakers and label heads alike.

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That Grape Juice Kicks Off ‘Freshly Squeezed Week’ / Introducing…Jade Novah

A New Artist To Be Spotlighted Every Day Of This Week

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Over the last seven years, That Grape Juice has established itself as one of the net’s most renowned sources for Urban Pop music. Indeed, it’s become trademark for us to shine light on artists – both known and on the rise. This week sees us spotlight the latter, as we kick off the first ever Freshly Squeezed Week.

Starting today, we’ll be introducing a talented new name each day of this week.

The first up is vocal powerhouse…

Jade Novah



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Freshly Squeezed: Alexa Goddard (Roc Nation’s Latest Signee)


Roc Nation have once again drawn on Great Britain in the hunt for their latest star.

Having achieved ample success with Rita Ora, the Jay Z juggernaut has signed newcomer Alexa Goddard to their revered roster.

Hailing from Hampshire, England, the young starlet has been building a fan-base since the age of 14 – when she was travelling across Europe recording and promoting early demos.

She went on to become one of the ten Most Subscribed musicians in the history of YouTube UK with over 44 million views. More than hype, Goddard’s popularity led to her selling over 250,000 singles independently, thanks to her online presence. Bowled over by the singer’s buzz, top Roc Nation executives were so impressed that they promptly told their A&R division to ‘go get her’.

And “get her” they did. Goddard signed with the company last year and is gearing up to celebrate with debut single ‘Marilyn’. Produced by iconic hitmakers Stargate, the catchy cut was penned by fellow Roc artist Romans.

Does Alexa have what it takes? Listen below and let us know!


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Freshly Squeezed: That Grape Juice Interviews Urban Pop Newcomer Em Jai


Hailing from the Windy City comes the freshest breeze in Urban pop we’ve felt in quite some time – Em Jai.

The buzzing beauty is building quite the name for herself amongst the year’s freshman class and, if we our recent chat with her is any indication, that talk is only set to grow.

Bursting onto the scene with her energetic debut EP ‘Love, Etc’, That Grape Juice recently got to learn more about the budding songstress who shared her story on breaking into the industry, breaking down sonic walls to fuse Urban and Pop music, and breaking hearts along the way.

Meet Em Jai, a name we’re sure will be on your lips in just a few months’ time.  Remember where you saw it first…


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Freshly Squeezed: J. Drew – ‘Flight’

On the hems of his top rated BET reality show ‘The Sheards’, the unit’s youngest J. Drew readies the release of his latest mixtape ‘Never Coming Back’.  Available May 6th, the StarTrak producer has already teased fans with some of its offerings via a well-received trailer,  but now the ‘Absolution’ craftsman is ready to soar with the EP’s lead single.

Fasten your seatbelts and take ‘Flight’ with the multitalented crooner below:



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Freshly Squeezed: Veronica ft. 2 Chainz – ‘What Happened To Us’

In a quest to continue its genre expansion, Cash Money CEO Birdman (aka Baby) unveils the visual of Chicagoan songbird Veronica – one of the latest signees to Miami-based record label.

Fans on the mixtape circuit have long known of V as she has certainly made her rounds over the past few years aboard Myspace and a number of other outlets.  Now, with Cash Money backing her yet-titled official debut effort, the songstress shares ‘What Happened To Us’ – the Polow Da Don produced cut which features rapper 2 Chainz.

Get into the YMCMB newbie’s first offering and tell us your thoughts.

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Watch: Elijah Blake – ‘XOX (Lyric Video)’

As the world of Pop falls deeper into 2013, it’s clear to see that this year will provide no shortage of hotly anticipated music.

Of course, there’s Beyonce‘s fifth studio album, Justin Timberlake‘s third LP and Britney Spears‘ eighth, and now- in serving as one of the year’s newcomers- Elijah Blake readies the release of his debut effort, following the launch of ‘Bijoux 22‘ last year.

So, as to oil his machine before setting its wheels in motion, he releases the lyric video for his single ‘XOX’, featuring ‘Electric Circus‘ Rapper Common.

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