The night was set alight with word that Grammy winning pop superstar Lady Gaga was on board to duet with ‘Womanizer’ wailer Britney Spears - a concept first brought forth by Spears in a recent chat interview with her devoted fans.
With Spears already listing Madonna, Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Beyonce,Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna to her lengthy list of female collaborators, the self-proclaimed Femme Fatale’s inclusion of Gaga would certainly seem fitting.
Elsewhere in the blog-o-sphere, news surfaced that ‘Body Party’ beauty Ciara has been eyeing a collabo with long-time idol Janet Jackson. As both singers have albums reportedly due in the next year, this is certainly a combo we could see happening. But, can you?
Tuck in below for a hint at what the duets might sound like…
As the critics continue to shower praise on her R&B #1 ‘Body Party‘, R&B Queen Ciara has announced that she hopes to collaborate with ‘Twisted Elegance’ entertainer Janet Jackson, doing so in a conversation with the ‘Peoples Choice Awards.’
A life long ambition of the ‘Overdose‘ darling, her desire to hit the stage with Janet comes as the icon reportedly continues work on long awaited comeback effort and as the aforementioned ‘Party’ prepares to be praised once Billboard’s ‘Year End Charts’ for 2013 are published.
Unfortunately for Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, their names will forever be bound thanks to the mishap that was their 2004 Super Bowl Half-Time Performance. Indeed, their “union” is cemented by the countless lawsuits, legislation, and media debate surrounding the now infamous “wardrobe malfunction”.
And while there remains an air of uncertainty about the pair’s personal friendship (both have made questionable comments about one another in the years since), it’s fair to say neither has been keen to associate again professionally for obvious reasons.
That changed recently, though, following the commencement of Timberlake’s ’20/20 Experience Tour’ this week.
The global trek, which set sail on Wednesday, pulled into New Jersey’s IZOD Center last night where it served up many a memorable moment – including JT’s cover of Jackson’s 1987 classic ‘Let’s Wait A While’.
A surprising pick, the track was performed as a sedge-way into ‘Until The End Of Time’. Peep footage after the jump…
Janet Jackson stood as the centre of all attention today, when she arrived at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS event in Cannes.
Posing for many a picture before she continues work on her latest album, the icon’s arrival at the event saw her continue her fight against the AIDS virus, days after it was announced her fortune had reached the 1 billion dollars milestone.
Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past. So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.
Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits. Next up? We ode birthday girl Janet Jackson’s (who turns 47 today) classic breakthrough album ‘Control‘.
Shortly before talent-devoid “divas” dominated charts with their brand of EDM or autotune-assisted fly-by-night hits (see: Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and oh na na what’s her name), 2006 saw an assembly of legendary divas gathered to be honored by Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey.
Indeed, it would take someone with Winfrey’s stature to unify Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and so many other legendary female entertainers and activists (Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, etc) for one worthy cause. Uniting for what was christened ‘The Legends Ball’, living legends lent their talents and stories for a group of distinguished guests including some of today’s top performers (Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, and more).
Despite the absence of noted divas Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, and more, the three-day event (filmed for an ABC special) still won praise from viewers – especially its gospel themed finale.
With gospel hitmaker Bebe Winans at the helms, the ladies kicked off an impromptu “mic toss” where the singers showcased their gifts to the inspirational classic ‘A Wonderful Change’. Press PLAY above to see divas in action who earned the titling from their talent and not fashion accessories (note: no pitching correcting/modifying machines were on site).