Sunday, May 12th 2013
That Grape Juice extends a warmhearted “Happy Mothers Day” to all of our readers and their moms!
To celebrate the occasion, join us as we stroll down memory’s lane to revisit some of our favorite moments with musical moms and their kids.
From Whitney Houston duetting with daughter Bobbi Kristina to the introduction of Beyonce‘s bundle of joy Blue Ivy, some of music’s most memorable moments have come from shared screen time of divas and their little darlings.
Tuck in below to peep our top picks and share some of your own:
Saturday, May 11th 2013
While fans of ‘New Life’ maestra Monica anxiously await its follow-up (featuring the likes of Miguel, Missy Elliott, Rico Love, and more), looks like the songstress is anxiously expecting a new life of her own.
Indeed, the R&B veteran sent fans into a frenzy after uploading the snap seen above to her Instagram – ending longtime speculation that she is pregnant with her third child.
More snaps await after the jump:
Saturday, March 30th 2013
If you know anything about Monica, you’ll know she’s actually incapable of making a bad album.
Factual? No doubt.
Indeed, while her latest effort ‘New Life’ wasn’t as strong as 2009′s ‘Still Standing’, the ‘So Gone’ vocalist stands in the unique position of seeing all of her LPs receive critical acclaim, even when they are unable to do so commercially.
Now, as to ensure ‘Life‘s follow up surpasses her prior efforts, she has enlisted ‘Use Me’ singer Miguel to help craft the project, as seen in snaps released to fans today.
Sunday, February 24th 2013
When we interviewed Jermaine Dupri earlier this month, the hitmaker stressed that he’d be pulling out all the stops for the 20th anniversary of his So So Def imprint. And, oh was the he not lying.
Last night’s show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta saw the likes of Usher, Monica, Jay-Z, Ludacris perform, while Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance at the sell-out gig.
Watch a who’s who of Urban music celebrate with JD after the jump…
Sunday, February 17th 2013
The boys may be hitting the court to play on tonight’s highly anticipated NBA ‘All Star Game’, but as ever, the girls found ways to hit the streets of Houston to get their play on as well.
H-Town was buzzing this weekend with celebrity-sightings galore. Top divas like Drake, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Monica, and so many others made their rounds across the city for a number of events.
See all the snaps below:
Thursday, January 17th 2013
(Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Adele)
We asked…and boy did you answer! With a whopping total of over 12,000 votes, the faithful fans of Adele, Beyonce, Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan, and
Rihanna more replied in droves to support their favorites in this vocal contest.
One of our best yet, we asked ‘Who is the Vocal Bible of this generation’? Who is, so to speak, the textbook of vocal prowess for this generation and those after it to follow?
Trailing the steps of legends Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and more, the divas selected for this showdown have proven themselves to be at the top of their respective games – showing off a range, power, and control absent from many of their chart competitors.
Without further adieu, your choice for vocal supremacy awaits:
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*
Thursday, December 6th 2012
As evidenced by the rant of ‘Believe’ beau Justin Bieber‘s manager, it’s pretty safe to say that some camps are still up-in-arms about the 2013 Grammy nominations unveiled last night.
Indeed, every year sees some scorned team or artist supporter feel “cheated” due to an absence from the nominations tally (see: Jill Scott’s rant last year), but this year marks a noted difference in that A) the male domination of categories, B) the absence of hip-hop and R&B from major categories, and C) the glaring, 2011-instated removal of “gender-specific” categories.
With only acts who released material from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 eligible for consideration, the wealth of overlooked talent is earning a collective side-eye from many-a-music lover. Just ask fans of Brandy & Monica‘s ‘It All Belongs To Me’, Mary J. Blige, Lana Del Rey, Madonna, and, of course, Nicki Minaj & Justin Bieber…
Tuesday, October 9th 2012
Monica pictured above with RCA Records CEO Peter Edge
As exclusively reported here, R&B/Hip Hop hitmaker Rico Love is set to rejoin ‘It All Belongs To Me’ co-star Monica for her 7th studio LP.
Boasting ‘executive producer’ rights, news has now surfaced that Love will not be the only big name listed under production credits. For, per the suggestions of many-That Grape Juice-faithful, Mo took to Twitter to unveil a full list of hitmakers set to contribute to the album’s sound: