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Exclusive: Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins Talks Working On New Mariah Carey & Kylie Minogue Albums / New Reality Show

As super-producers go, they don’t come more successful than Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins.

The hitmaker embodies the word in the most literal sense, having cooked up chart smashes for the likes of Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady GaGa, and Whitney Houston.

Now, the Grammy winner is venturing into reality TV with his singer wife Joy Enriquez. Christened ‘House Of Joy’, the show (which airs on Jennifer Lopez‘s new Spanglish channel, NUVOtv) chronicles the couple’s day-to-day life, as well as Enririque’s musical ambition.

Of course, in the spirit of asking the questions you want us to, we quizzed Jerkins on the latest projects he’s working on – which he revealed to be Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Justin Bieber, and more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ to check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with the Rodney and Joy AND be sure to check out ‘House of Joy’ Thursdays at 10/9C only on NUVOtv!

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Watch: That Grape Juice TV Interviews Kevin Hart

Today marks the nationwide release of Kevin Hart‘s comedy spectacular ‘Let Me Explain’.

Filmed at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, the movie sees Hart delivers material from his 2012 concert tour.

That Grape Juice caught up with the man himself recently. Watch above as our girl Megan chats it up with the funny-man about ‘Explain’, his incredible achievements (which include out-grossing The Kings Of Comedy), movies, and more.

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Exclusive: Alexandra Burke Talks Breaking America, Leaving Label, & New Album

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Alexandra Burke is evolving.

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.

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That Grape Juice Interviews Hezekiah Walker

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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:

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Exclusive Video: Kelly Rowland Talks ‘Dirty Laundry’ Music Video

Last month saw Kelly Rowland set the net ablaze with her truth-baring new single ‘Dirty Laundry’.

The-Dream produced number is the latest to be lifted from the singer’s fourth studio album ‘Talk A Good Game’ which struts into stores next Tuesday (June 18th).

That Grape Juice caught up with the 32-year old on the set of the video for ‘Laundry’, where she dished on the visual, its parent album, becoming a judge on The X Factor USA and more.

 Exclusive Video: Kelly Rowland Talks Dirty Laundry Music Video

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That Grape Juice Interviews Zie’l

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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:


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That Grape Juice Interviews Yolanda Adams

 That Grape Juice Interviews Yolanda Adams

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.

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