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.
Say hello to Dr.Dorinda Clark Cole, undoubtedly the hardest working woman in the gospel music industry.
Affectionately known as the ‘Rose of Gospel’ – a fitting title for the beauty who, under the guidance of mother Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, sprouted from gospel supergroup The Clark Sisters to now blossom in her own solo career as a frontrunner of the genre. And, with a career spanning four decades, the songstress appears to show no signs of stopping soon.
As Grammy, Stellar, and a host of other awards decorate her shelves, the ‘I’m Still Here’ songstress tells us she still has much uncharted territory to conquer. Sitting down exclusively with That Grape Juice, Cole chats about her dynamic plans for the near future as well her hit television and radio shows, ‘I Survived’ album, and more.
Love Fantasia? Love Jazmine Sullivan? Meet the legend those singers and many like them cite as an inspiration. As always, this is a must read:
Over the past two decades Gospel hitmaker Israel Houghton has seen his name blasted atop Billboard’s Gospel Charts for hits like ‘Again I Say Rejoice’, ‘Friend of God’, and the most recent #1 hit ‘It’s Not Over (When God Is In It)’.
In such time, the ‘New Breed’ captain has not only racked up 4 Grammy awards and a host of other accolades, but has become one of the genre’s frontrunners – with 2012 seeing him join fellow Gospel gents Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, and Marvin Sapp for the hotly-selling ‘King’s Men’ national tour.
But, despite his successes, the ‘Jesus At the Center’ maestro maintains that his family remains the center of his devotion as he still juggles the demands of being the worship leader for mega-pastor Joel Osteen‘s Lakewood Church (Houston, TX) with touring and recording.
Click below to read our candid interview with Houghton as he discusses this topic and many more, exclusively with That Grape Juice:
Time sure flies when at the top. Four years have passed since Pop quad JLS blazed onto the UK charts and the period within has seen the group notch up five #1′s and 10 million record sales worldwide.
With their fourth album ‘Evolution’ continuing their success-trend, we caught up with the boys to chat to them about the project, its markedly more “Urban” sound, breaking the US, solo projects and more.
JLS’ new dual single ‘Hold Me Down’ and ‘Give Me Life’ are available on iTunes now!
‘Well Done’ is the aptly-titled debut EP of gospel music’s latest phenom Joshua Rogers.
Affectionately christened “Young Buck” by gospel legend Kirk Franklin, the 18-year-old South Carolinian has taken the genre by storm since becoming the first male contestant to win BET’s beloved gospel singing competition ‘Sunday’s Best’. And, if our chat with him is any indication, the storm has just begun brewing.
Chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice, the ‘We Expect You’ wailer dishes on what fans can expect from his Music World Gospel debut (December 4th), working with James “Big Jim” Wright (whose production credits include Beyonce, Mariah Carey), and shares thoughts on if he’d ever pursue a secular music career.
Easily one of this generation’s greatest stage blazers, Ciara has achieved such status in just eight years. It’s a window which has seen the singer serve up countless hits, yet a window that hasn’t been without its hardships.
Now back and on the cusp of releasing her fifth studio album ‘One Woman Army’, the 27 year old sat down with That Grape Juice for her most revealing interview yet.
Ever keen to ask the questions really want answers to, Patrick B quizzed the star on ‘One Woman Army’, the drama surrounding her last project ‘Basic Instinct’, changing labels, fellow female stars such as Rihanna, Beyonce, and Janet Jackson, and a whole lot more!
Hit ‘PLAY’ above and, as usual, let us know what you think below!
Ciara’s ‘One Woman Army’ arrives in stores early next year, while current singles ‘Sorry’ and ‘Got Me Good’ are available to buy on iTunes now.
For the last 12 years, the name Ludacris has become synonymous with Rap royalty by way of an ever-flowing fountain of hot material and a heavily underrated chart run that now sees his combined US sales total at 13,953,000 units moved since October 2000.
Gearing up for the release of 8th studio album ‘Ludaversal’ (which is preceded by singles ‘Representin” and ‘Rest Of My Life’),the Hip-Hop veteran spoke to That Grape Juice in London town, where he is currently shooting the action flick ‘Fast & Furious 6′.
This week brought with it the release of Ne-Yo‘s eagerly awaited “R&B return”, ‘R.E.D’.
An acronym for ‘Realizing Every Dream’, the set has already birthed hits such as ‘Lazy Love’ and ‘Let Me Love You’, with the album itself boasting many more smash-worthy tracks.
We caught up with the ‘Irreplaceable’ hitmaker in London recently, quizzing him on ‘R.E.D’, working on Beyonce‘s new project, his response to claims he “went Pop”, and much more. As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to.