Thursday, October 17th 2013
November 15th marks the spot for ‘The Best Man Holiday‘s release, sure to fill many a movie theatre with fans still enamoured with its 1999 prequel.
However, while you’ll have till November to catch the flick, you can look no further than today to enjoy all the movie’s soundtrack has to offer, featuring festive cuts from the likes of Mary J.Blige, Monica, John Legend, New Edition, Fantasia and the ever stunning Jordin Sparks.
Wednesday, October 9th 2013
Grammy winning gospel diva Yolanda Adams is back to blazing charts with ‘Best For Last’ – the Donald Lawrence helmed number acting as the title track to his latest #1 album.
Most recently sharing the tune coast-to-coast with enthusiastic crowds on Verizon’s ‘How Sweet The Sound’ tour, the songstress took time backstage during an Atlanta stop to answer fan questions and weigh in on pressing pop culture topics.
Imparting her opinion on serial twerker Miley Cyrus, a potential Brandy duet, and her own new offerings with legendary producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, tuck in below to hear the ‘Victory’ songstress share some words of wisdom and more.
Do you agree?
Friday, September 6th 2013
Congratulations are in order for R&B sweetheart Monica and her husband Shannon Brown, who welcomed a baby girl named Laiyah to the world today!
The first child to be born to the pair, the baby’s arrival comes fives months after the ‘So Gone‘ performer announced her pregnancy, her third after the births of sons Romelo and Rocko!
Wednesday, June 12th 2013
Monica may have a baby on board, but that isn’t halting her musical hustle.
Prior to announcing that she’s expecting, the married mother of two was snapped cooking up new material with R&B crooner Miguel. And it appears work is continuing on the project throughout her pregnancy.
Hitmaker and longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri shared footage of himself in the studio with Mrs. Brown piecing together the follow-up to last year’s ‘New Life’, which didn’t deliver the sales many had hoped it would.
As “knockdowns” and “comebacks” go, Monica has had her fair share of both. Hence, we’re confident she’ll redeem herself commercially in the near future.
Watch her as she presses on with that process below…
Saturday, June 8th 2013
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? TGJ favorite Monica‘s 1998 sophomore smash ‘The Boy Is Mine’:
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…