Wednesday, December 4th 2013
R&B is in full effect today!
Yes, we’ve already seen the likes of Tamar Braxton and Luke James dropping videos to their newest joints, and now they are joined by powerhouse songstress Ledisi.
After rocking ‘Black Girls Rock’ with the spirited, mid-tempo groove ‘I Blame You’, the singer taps famed photographer Derek Blanks to helm its accompanying visual. Was it worth the wait? You tell us:
Monday, November 4th 2013
Tonight marked the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock’.
Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event is set to showcase some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on and in their respective personal and professional communities.
Airing moments ago, the Tracee Ellis Ross / Regina King hosted showing honored actress the legendary Patti Labelle, Mara Brock Akil, Queen Latifah, and many more
Featuring stage-blazing performances from the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Ledisi, Kelly Rowland, Sevyn Streeter, and more, tuck in below to see the highlights from one of entertainment’s biggest nights:
Saturday, September 21st 2013
Ever keen on keeping the masses abreast of fresh and/or often underrated talent, That Grape Juice presents ‘The Spill’ – a renewed look at not-so-new, yet active, acts.
Much like its ‘Freshly Squeezed’ sister segment, this revived assay aims to put the magnifying glass on talents who may not appeal to the buying public on a broad scale yet are still serving material that could easily spin side-by-side with some of today’s top hits.
Covering a kaleidoscope of genres, ‘The Spill’ is set to feature some names you probably know and love as well as some you’ll (soon) be glad to know. Click below to find out the spill on crooners Omarion, Luke James, The Weeknd, and much more…
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.