After racking up multi-Platinum success with hits such as ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Bad Boys’, the London-bred beauty is embracing a more soulful sound on her hotly anticipated third studio album.
Fresh from rocking the stage at her US debut, we caught up with the singer who waxed all sorts of candid about a number of topics. Ever keen to the ask the questions you really want answers to, we quizzed Burke on breaking America, signing a management deal with Kevin Liles, and what this means for her eagerly awaited American “launch”. A wholly frank Alex also set the record straight on why she recently left her record label.
Confident, assertive, yet the same “Alexandra” the masses fell in love with, the 24-year-old not only knows the artist she wants to be, she’s grabbed the wheel and is steering herself there.
Some of the best gospel pickings of the last three decades have come from the hands of none other than Hezekiah Walker.
With his world renowned Love Fellowship Choir (LFC) in tow, Walker has lent hits like “I’ll Make It”, ‘I Need You To Survive’, and ‘Jesus Is My Help’ during a three decade long praise promenade that has seen him not only land a host of industry recognition, but also a number of his hits have trotted to the top of gospel charts.
As the aforementioned is a feat he is undoubtedly hoping to revisit by his latest album ‘Azusa: The Next Generation’ (in stores now), the Grammy winner speaks exclusively with That Grape Juice to dish on the new album, its dynamic lead single ‘Every Praise’, and so much more. Tuck in below to get the full view:
Armed with intricate harmonies, soaring vocal displays, and an incomparable arsenal of melisma and vocal acrobatics, dynamic gospel girl group Zie’l have consistently wowed audiences since their mid-2000s debut ‘Genesis’.
Blasting onto the scene with a well-received, high-spirited remake of the Clark Sisters classic ‘Is My Living In Vain’, the Louisianian league of songstresses quickly earned praise amongst gospel’s leading performers – including the Sisters themselves. Since then, a list of line-up changes and solo ventures may have temporarily halted the songbirds’ perch atop gospel charts, but now – with new tune ‘Redeemed’ – it seems the trio is ready to soar again.
Dishing on their new music, group changes, and so much more, click below to read one of gospel’s hottest girl group’s exclusive interview with That Grape Juice:
In case you thought being one of the best-selling gospel artists in history was enough for Yolanda Adams, you thought wrong.
Aside from listing multiple chart toppers on Billboard tallies over the past two decades, the Grammy winning diva has also brought her megawatt talents and smile to a number of projects including film, television, radio, and most recently, her own bath and body line ‘Simply Yolanda’.
With the venture being one of many keeping her ever busy, Adams took time to chat exclusively to That Grape Juice about it, her love life, new music in the works with legendary production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson) and hit songwriter Diane Warren, her love of gospel newcomers Joshua Rogers, Livre, and so much more.
What are you waiting for? Tuck in below to see it all:
Actor (stage, television, and movies), singer, model, producer, and writer are just a few of the titles that occupy space on his resume. Probably most remembered from his roles Tyler Perry’s hotly selling stage productions “What’s Done In The Dark” and “Madea Goes To Jail”, the Detroit born heartthrob has most recently thrilled audiences as ‘Troy’ aboard the hit BET sitcom ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
That Grape Juice recently caught up with Keyes to discuss his time on the show, music career, and clear up rumors that he will be starring in a ‘Magic Mike’ remake with an all African American cast.
For over two decades the name Kym Whitley has been synonymous with loads of laughs.
With a resume that shines of comedic gems on film and television (‘Next Friday’, ‘Nutty Professor II’,‘Martin’, and more), Whitley has seen her name billed aboard films with today’s top comedians from Eddie Murphy to Martin Lawrence.
But, while still rocking screens and stages around the globe, the comedienne recently found herself the source of smiles for a new fan - adopted son Joshua. Taking to OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) to share their story via her hit reality show ‘Raising Whitley’, Kym dishes exclusively to That Grape Juice about how the show came to be, juggling motherhood with fame, and so much more!
Eleven long years have passed since the fiery femcee blessed the industry with a studio album. However, next month sees the star open a new musical chapter with comeback LP ‘Lip Lock’.
In the making since 2007, the ‘She Bad Bad’ led project has survived two record deals and will finally arrive on the rapper’s independent imprint From The Rib Music on May 14th in the US. A European release is scheduled for later this Summer.
Watch above as Eve opens up on her hiatus, ‘Lip Lock’, labels, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, and more. As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to!
‘When I See You’ songstress Fantasia has seen herself aboard a media rollercoaster since the turn of the decade.
Indeed, kicking it off with her Grammy-award winning, 2010 top-seller ‘Back To Me’, the singer shortly thereafter found herself back atop headlines for a spectrum of a reasons – many of which, she tells That Grape Juice, nearly led her to walk away from the very platform that brought her fame.
Now, as her fourth album ‘Side Effects of You’ hit shelves today, Tasia talks exclusively about why it is her most personal to date (addressing those issues “head-on”), the future of her once-scheduled Mahalia Jackson biopic, and so much more.