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Exclusive Interview: JLS Dish On Split / Aston Confirms New Solo Album

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As Pop groups go, they don’t get much bigger than JLS.

Since blazing onto the scene in 2008, the British-bred quad have achieved five UK #1 singles and sold a whopping 10 million records worldwide. 10 Million.

Yet, as the age-old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. This April saw Marvin, Aston, Oritse, and JB announce that they are going their separate ways after five years together.

As the guys gear up to bid adieu with a sell-out arena tour next month, we sat down with them for a candid chat.

Few stones were left unturned, with the group waxing honest about their reason for breaking-up, being the most successful Black UK band of all-time, and much more.

Additionally, with all eyes on what each member will do next, Aston revealed exclusively to That Grape Juice that he is currently working on a solo project.

So, what are you waiting for? Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch our interview with JLS!

Interviewer: Joe K (@JoeKams)

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JLS’ ‘Goodbye – The Greatest Hits’ is out now! Click here to buy!


 Final headline tour kicks off  December 1st in Belfast. Tickets on sale now.

‘JLS Goodbye: The Greatest Hits Tour’ Live DVD is out on December 9th.


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Exclusive: Little Mix Talk Evolution, Working With Nicki Minaj, US Plans, Destiny’s Child & More

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Indeed, that is the clear motive the ladies of Little Mix have with sophomore effort ‘Salute’.

The chart-topping group, who enjoyed trail-blazing success with their debut album ‘DNA’, are looking to up the ante with its hotly anticipated follow-up. Ushered in by dance-floor jam ‘Move’, the LP arrived in stores this week, rocketing straight into the upper echelon the iTunes tally.

That Grape Juice recently caught with members Perrie and Jade, who dished on embracing a more R&B sound, a potential collaboration with Nicki Minaj, their US plans, Destiny’s Child, and much more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ above to watch our exclusive interview with Little Mix!

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 ‘Salute’ is in stores now!


Interviewer: Joe K (@JoeKams)


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Exclusive: K.Michelle Talks New Album, Collabo’s With Nicki Minaj & Lil Kim, & More

For singer and reality star K.Michelle 2013 has seen her breakout and breakthrough.

The fiery songbird found favour on VH1’s ‘Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta’, leveraging her popularity on the show into the recording of debut album ‘Rebellious Soul’ – which rocked the Billboard charts upon release this Summer.

Currently on a sell-out tour in support of the LP, the rising diva sat down with That Grape Juice‘s Patrick B at Hollywood’s House of Blues last week to discuss the project, its follow-up, upcoming collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim, not being on “the struggle bus”, and much more.

As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to! Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch our candid conversation with K. Michelle!

 Exclusive: K.Michelle Talks New Album, Collabos With Nicki Minaj & Lil Kim, & More

K. Michelle’s ‘Rebellious Soul’ is available in stores now!


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That Grape Juice Interviews Marvin Sapp

 That Grape Juice Interviews Marvin Sapp

With a resume full of career milestones (see: Stellar & Dove Award wins, Grammy nominations, having the longest running #1 single in history), you'd think there would be few “firsts” left for gospel superstar Marvin Sapp.

But, as his first holiday-themed album 'Christmas Card' (in stores now) reveals, even the most seasoned of stars still have room for new achievements.

That Grape Juice recently caught up with the “Never Would've Made It” singer to chat specifically about the new album (which features the likes of former group Commissioned, R&B singer Joe, and more), his new reality show, thoughts on the controversial 'Preachers of LA', and so much more.  As always, you don't want to miss this:


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That Grape Juice Interviews Adrienne Bailon

TGJ:  3)  We know you started with 3LW, but what’s your relationship like now with Kiely and Naturi?

Adrienne:  I actually see nature often and we’re totally cool.  But, I actually don’t speak or have any communication with Kiely anymore.

TGJ:  4)  Would you ever be in another group?

Adrienne:  I think being in a group was so much fun. I’ve obviously been in more than one. I had an amazing time and think there’s nothing like being able to share your success with other people.

TGJ:  5)  Any other films we should expect soon?

Adrienne:  Hey you never know! I’m in L.A., taking meetings, reading scripts, and all that. I’d love to do more though.

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TGJ:  Thanks for answering those!  Now, we saw that tearful goodbye on ‘The Real’ a few weeks ago.  Is it really the end?

Adrienne:  Don’t believe the rumors of us being cancelled!  It’s not true. We’re waiting to hear word and hopefully we’ll be back in 2014. I’m excited about it, I can’t wait. Same network.

TGJ:  How was your experience overall on the show?

Adrienne:  I had the best time doing ‘The Real’.  I love the perspective of the women I was doing it with. For me, I feel for the longest time I was misunderstood and there were so many misconceptions about who I am.  This allowed me to just be myself and be “real”.

Adrienne (continued):  I think I changed people’s perspective on me.  Working with those women was so much fun. I love all of them [co-stars]. I think I walked into it being nervous, but I left really proud of it.

TGJ:  Well, we look forward to seeing you guys back on the air.  Now, bringing it all home, give us one good reason we should go see ‘I’m In Love With a Church Girl’ on October 18th.

Adrienne:  It’s a feel good movie.  We go and support so many other films with violence and all that, but it’s important to let Hollywood know that people want to see movies with feel good messages and have a message of love, hope, and faith. This movie sends that message.

Interview by: Quinno Rashad (That Grape Juice US)



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That Grape Juice Interviews Twinkie Clark

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Crowned the ‘Queen of the Hammond B3′ organ, music royal Twinkie Clark has been a celebrated figure in the gospel community for over four decades.  Penning most of The Clark Sisters’ biggest numbers (i.e. “You Brought the Sunshine”, “Name It Claim It”), the gospel legend’s resume has known no shortage of hits over its lengthy tenure.

Showing no signs of slowing, today brings with it the unveiling of Clark’s newest album “Live & Unplugged” (CD/DVD combo).  A critically acclaimed set that has already wowed critics on the sonic front, its visual repackaging hits stores everywhere today much to fan delight.

We caught up with Twinkie for an exclusive sit down to dish on the album, talk about a Clark Sisters movie, and even her thoughts on the U.S. government shutdown.  As always, this is a must read:

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Exclusive: Jordin Sparks Talks New Movie, New Music, & Marrying Jason Derulo

Music and movies. Movies and music. Jordin Sparks has been über busy of late.

The singer-actress continues to juggle her passions – most recently nabbing the role of Alice in gripping drama ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete’ (which is playing in movie theaters now).

We caught up with the ‘Battlefield’ songbird to discuss the flick (which co-stars Jennifer Hudson), as well her new album, Jason Derulo, and much more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch our Patrick’s sit-down with Jordin Sparks…

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