Soul-filled singer Miguel has much to smile about this week. For, his hotly anticipated sophomore set ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ is not only riding high on iTunes, it’s been also received showers of praise from critics.
During his recent trip to London, That Grape Juice caught up with the eclectic star for a unique chat. Filmed Diary-style enroute to his sell-out show at the Jazz Cafe, we spoke on the new LP, the hyper-sexual lyrics of his contemporaries, his previous “image”, and more.
That Grape Juice caught up with soulful songbird Faith Evans recently on the Los Angeles set of her new video ‘Tears of Joy’.
The R&B royal has been enjoying a resurgence of sorts following the success of TV One’s hit reality series R&B Divas. A savvy business woman, Evans is using the medium to remind the masses of her unquestionable (yet oft underrated) talent by releasing an album of the same name tomorrow.
Hit ‘PLAY’ above to watch Ms. Evans dish on both the show and album, Whitney Houston, and much more!
Looking for lovely, loud, and loads of laughs? Then, that would mean you’re looking for Tasha Smith.
The New Jersey born beauty has seen her resume filled with a number of memorable roles like Ronnie Boice (HBO’s ‘The Corner’) and Jennifer (‘Daddy’s Little Girls’), but it’s her portrayal of Angela (Tyler Perry‘s ’Why Did I Get Married’) that has catapulted her to the spotlight.
Fit, fierce, and fiery, Angela has taken that spotlight from the big screen to TV – captivating new viewers weekly on the top rated TBS series ‘For Better Or Worse’.
As the series nears its season 2 finale, Tasha talks exclusively to That Grape Juice about what viewers can expect from the show, her latest happenings, and dishes on her dream of playing late disco diva Donna Summer in a biopic. You definitely won’t want to miss this…
The premiere season of The X Factor USA brought with it many a twist and turn, as well as a wealth of new talent – one of the most notable being Marcus Canty.
After finishing fourth on the show, the 21 year old was swiftly signed up by mentor LA Reid to join his revitalised Epic Records roster.
The fruit of that union has been R&B bliss, with both of Canty’s singles ‘Won’t Make A Fool Out Of You’ and ‘In & Out’ drumming up ample buzz.
With the Washington DC native hard at work on his debut EP ‘This Is..Marcus Canty’ (due October 30th), we quizzed him on his background, ditching basketball for music, whether he has any fears coming from a talent show, and much more.
Our interview with the young talent awaits after the jump…
It’s been four long years since the R&B veteran had her last march up Billboard charts. A feat all the more surprising given the singer’s media presence over the time since has by no means diminished.
Tackling TV (‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘The Game’) and movies (‘Marriage Counselor’), brand Brandy has been on the rebound and at a steady pace.
Now, the ‘Put It Down’ diva is looking to blaze charts once more with her forthcoming effort ‘Two Eleven’. Already reigning over radio with its lead Chris Brown-assisted single, the Vocal Bible is looking to turn a new page on her career and personal life.
Speaking candidly with That Grape Juice, see B-Rocka weigh in on what fans should expect with this album, why she wasn’t feeling her previous two efforts, her relationship with Rodney Jerkins, and more.
’Hilarious’. ‘A must see’. ‘Jenifer & Shangela are comedic gems’.
…are just a few of the glowing reviews imparted to the new hit web series ‘Jenifer Lewis & Shangela’. Starring none other than ‘Black Mother of Hollywood’ Jenifer Lewis, the series puts a hilariously scripted twist on the happenings of her daily life with roommate Shangela (of ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’).
The outing comes as yet another milestone to her ever expanding resume, which lists over 250 roles to her credit - including unforgettable appearances in productions like ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’.
Now, in an exclusive interview with That Grape Juice, Lewis dishes on what fans should expect from the show, upcoming ventures, and more. As ever, the sassy starlet does not hold back…
This week brought with it the release of Tamia‘s fifth studio album ‘Beautiful Surprise’.
The hotly anticipated LP is the petite powerhouse’s first traditional effort in over six years; yet as the age old adage goes – good things (in this case, great things) come to those who wait.
In our first interview with the Canadian songbird since 2007, she dishes readily on the delicious new album, the up’s and down’s of being an Independent artist, celebrity marriages, Basketball Wives, and more!
As one fifth of R&B troupe Day 26, Willie Taylor enjoyed notoriety as one the genre’s more prolific acts-watching their debut album rocket to the top of the Billboard 200 upon its March 2008 release.
Now, four years after joining the group and two weeks since announcing their split, Taylor opens up to That Grape Juice in his most telling interview yet.
The frank chat sees the Harvey, Illinois native explain just why the group came to an end, the role Sean ‘Diddy‘ Combs played in their problems. Taylor also weighs in on fellow crooners Frank Ocean, Raz B and Marques Houston.
Indeed, seven long years have passed since talented songstress Tweet blessed the industry with a new project. And while such a lengthy spell away from the limelight would dissolve the strongest of fanbases, it’s made hers even more steadfast.
In this candid interview, the soulful stunner talks her hiatus, the state of R&B, compromising her sound, her new album, and much more. As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to.