With 1 million copies sold in the UK alone, last year saw Emeli Sande beat Adele’s ’21’ to become the highest selling LP in the nation in 2012.
Now, with the US slowly but surely catching onto her well deserved hype, tonight will see the ‘Heaven’ genius perform live at the ‘ChapStick Sessions concert’ at Hollywood’s Key Club, in association with MySpace with support from Skylar Grey.
So, ever to eager to catch up with the acts you care most about, That Grape Juice caught up with Ms. Sande before the hotly anticipated show’s live stream hits the air in a matter of hours.
Check it out below…
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After warming up the masses with promotional singles ‘Sorry’ and ‘Got Me Good’ last Fall, Ciara is putting the finishing touches to her eagerly awaited fifth album, ‘One Woman Army’.
Due later this year, the project was formally “introduced” to European taste-makers last week by the singer herself. As such, ever keen to ask the questions you really want answers to, we caught up with the stage blazer during her London run with Livebase.
Watch above as the coy star talks the LP’s status, making “Ghetto Pop” music, having “tonnes of love for Beyonce”, and more.
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Few artists can weather the storm of an album leak ONE MONTH ahead of its release date, speak less debut at #1 with the same project. However, such was the fortune of rapper A$AP Rocky, who we caught up with in London over the weekend.
The ‘F**king Problems’ MC was in town to promote his scorching debut ‘Long.Live.A$AP’, which topped the Billboard 200 this week and charted at #7 on the Official UK Album Chart on Sunday.
Watch above as the 24 year old dishes on his journey to the “major leagues”, homophobia in Hip-Hop, his album, and much more.
Superproducer Bangladesh has lent the music industry over a decade worth of hits.
Working with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna to Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj, the hitmaker (born Shondrae Crawford) has decorated Billboard charts with bangers over multiple genres.
But, despite imparting platinum plaques to all of your favorite rappers and singers, Crawford exclusively tells That Grape Juice that there is much uncharted territory to conquer – namely seeing his name afront those same plaques as lead act.
Dishing with TGJ on rumors of “artists stealing production credits”, his solo workings, and industry beefs, as ever, you know we asked the questions you want the answer to. Click below to see a new side of your favorite producer’s favorite producer – Bangladesh:
Bangladesh Shouts Out That Grape Juice:
As previously reported, That Grape Juice was on hand at the 2013 Stellar Awards this weekend hosted live from Nashville’s historic Grand Ole Opry.
There we caught up with ‘Never Would’ve Made It’ crooner Marvin Sapp and other gospel heavy hitters like Smokie Norful and Byron Cage to dish on their latest projects – including ventures into the reality show circuit.
While we’ve already shown you our exclusive chats with Dorinda Clark Cole and Destiny’s Child graduate Michelle Williams from the event, click PLAY above to see what we found out from Vashawn Mitchell and ‘Meet the Browns’ lovebirds David & Tamela Mann…
While some of the music world awaits the reunion of R&B girl group Destiny’s Child at this year’s Superbowl, there has been chatter about another all female supergroup reuniting – The Clark Sisters.
Indeed, the legendary foursome that lent such hits as “Blessed & Highly Favored” and “You Brought the Sunshine” promised their 2007 compilation ‘Live: One Last Time’ would be just that – their last.
However, chatting with the group’s jazziest member Dorinda Clark Cole (“I’m Still Here”, “Take It Back”) at last night’s 2013 Stellar Awards, That Grape Juice uncovered news that a united return featuring sisters Karen Clark Sheard, Twinkie Clark, and Jackie may be on the horizon.
Also dishing on her ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ nomination for her latest effort ‘I Survived’ (subsequently awarded to niece Kierra Sheard), press PLAY above to get the scoop.
Tidbit: Click here to read our recent interview with Dorinda!