Sunday, January 13th 2013
Let’s face it…
The turn of the century has unfortunately been accompanied by an under-appreciation of true vocalists. Veritably, it has been clear to see that as production technology has increased its ability, inversely, quality vocal performances have decreased.
Turn on the radio today and you will be assaulted by an abundance of autotune, so much so one may question if he/she is listening to real people or The Transformers…
*Voting closes Monday, January 14th at 11:59pm CST*
Sunday, December 16th 2012
VH1 Divas 2012 is underway live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles!
A Dance-themed tribute to iconic divas Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, the extravaganza will see the likes of Kelly Rowland, Kelly Clarkson, Ciara, Melanie Fiona, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Adam Lambert, and more hit the stage with show-stopping showings.
As ever, That Grape Juice has you covered with the night’s performances – as they happen. Peep the latest below and be sure to keep refreshing as more will be added continually!
Tuesday, April 24th 2012
Soul-filled songbird Ledisi today hatched the video for her latest single ‘Bravo’.
The uplifting cut (A TGJ favourite) features on the Grammy winner’s critically acclaimed LP ‘Pieces of Me‘, which was released last year.
Watch its accompanying visual after the jump…
Sunday, March 18th 2012
Gospel/R&B star Michelle Williams was just one of many on hand at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre this weekend to behold the annual praise-fest that is BET Celebration of Gospel. Also seeing names like Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, and Ledisi on the guest list, the Steve Harvey hosted affair is due for airing on BET on April 1st at 8pm.
While fans ready themselves for the hand clapping praise session, this year’s festivities will include tributes to Mahalia Jackson (featuring Glee‘s Amber Riley) and Whitney Houston for their outstanding contributions to the genre.
Until April 1, see some shots from the show’s red carpet below (via Essence):
Wednesday, March 7th 2012
BET’s ‘Celebration of Gospel’ is set to make its roaring return to the station on April 1st. The 12th annual edition of the Steve Harvey-hosted affair is set to get viewers moving with an all-star line-up of today’s gospel hitmakers including performances from Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Sunday’s Best/Grammy winner Le’Andria Johnson, and many more.
Also, in its yearly tradition, the praise session also invites the best of R&B and other secular genres to partake in the festivities. This year’s secular lineup includes Jennifer Holliday, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, and Ledisi. The foursome is believed to be readying a tribute honoring the gospel contributions of pop icon Whitney Houston. The late singer made her last televised performance at the event last year, belting out her hit ‘I Look To You’ with friend/gospel singer Kim Burrell.
Finally, Mahalia Jackson, whose biography ‘Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel’ is set to be adapted to film starring gospel/R&B regular Fantasia, will also be recognized for her ever present contributions to the genre as well.
Faithful fans of the event, being shot March 16th at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theatre, can see all the action when it hits screens only on BET, April 1st at 8pm.
Saturday, January 14th 2012
The 2012 BET Honors are taking place live as we type in Washington, DC.
As ever, That Grape Juice has the good-good with the night’s red carpet arrivals.
Peep the likes of Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and more arriving at the star-studded event below…
The BET Honors airs on February 13th.
Saturday, January 14th 2012
A vocal beast, we here at That Grape Juice have long loved Ledisi. As such, elated would be an understatement when relaying how we felt upon learning ‘Bravo’ is the latest single.
An empowering anthem, the cut showcases the songbird’s soaring ability at its lofty best. And what better platform to launch on this week than The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Wonder what the hype is about? The answer awaits below…