Tuesday, October 2nd 2012
After Ashanti‘s last single ‘The Woman You Love’ failed to jump start her comeback campaign, the one-time INC songstress has tapped R. Kelly for its follow-up ‘That’s What We Do’.
Set to feature on the 31 year old’s fifth studio album ‘Braveheart’, the track – which premiered moments ago – has also been made available on iTunes.
Is it worth a buy? Listen and decide after the jump…
Thursday, September 27th 2012
With her latest single enjoying a less-than-‘Triumphant’ chart run, Mariah Carey is on the hunt for a new hit. So who better to call on that the Pied Piper himself, R. Kelly.
The iconic diva and American Idol judge shared a shot of her in studio with Kelly on Twitter today, saying…
Needless to say, exciting stuff! The latest time the pair fused their talents was on ‘Betcha Gon Know’, which featured on Carey’s scrapped 2010 remix LP ‘Angel’s Advocate’. Here’s hoping this track (which we’re hoping is a duet instead of ‘produced by’) enjoys a better fate. For on the merit of their names and vocal prowess, this has the potential to be epic.
Wednesday, September 26th 2012
With a new greatest hits collection (November 13th) and tribute documentary (October 17th) in motion to pop legend Whitney Houston, it looks like fall is shaping up to be Houston-heavy for fans still celebrating the late singer’s life.
For, as reported today, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and R. Kelly are three names set to pay homage to Houston in a Grammy-sponsored, hourlong tribute. Set for taping October 11th, the surely star-studded event is expect to unveil more performers as the weeks pass.
Fans looking for tickets to the Los Angeles-hosted event can click here for details. Those unable to make the show can catch it when it airs on CBS in November (source).
Who else would you like to see perform at the special?
Tuesday, September 25th 2012
As the music industry adjusts to a world without the late great Whitney Houston, we’re reminded of her incomparable talent courtesy of R&B pioneer R.Kelly.
The acclaimed hitmaker today released a special version of ‘I Look To You’ the 2009 hit he wrote for her Platinum comeback album of the same name.
Featuring all-new vocals from the fallen songbird (lifted from a studio take that wasn’t used for the original), Kelly also appears on the re-worked version.
We’d advise that you have a Kleenex or three at the ready. This one’s a tear-jerker…
Monday, September 24th 2012
Tomorrow, in honor of her celebrated life and untimely passing, R.Kelly will release a unique take on his Whitney Houston performed number ‘I Look To You’, on iTunes.
Blending the vocal he performed at her funeral with the vocal Houston recorded on the song’s official version, the cut will come as a welcome treat to fans of both stars, who shared a long running creative friendship.
Wednesday, September 19th 2012
That Grape Juice was on-hand at the 2012 Soul Train Awards nominations announcements in New York today. There, the list of those up for coveted awards were read out to selected press outlets.
Without pre-empting too much too soon, most notable of the nominees are R. Kelly and Usher. For, this year’s tally sees both break Soul Train records. With five nominations, Usher blazes past Michael Jackson and Beyonce to earn the honor of most nominations in a single year, while Kelly now boasts the most total Soul Train Award nominations – of all time.
Want to know who else made the cut? The answer awaits after the jump…
Thursday, July 26th 2012
Chris Brown‘s Urban smash ‘Sweet Love’ gets the remix treatment from R&B pioneer R. Kelly.
Produced by Polow Da Don, the Pied Piper’s take on the ‘Fortune’ cut awaits after the jump…
Tuesday, July 24th 2012
Complications with vocal chord surgery saw R. Kelly unable to perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last month.
All healed up, the R&B pioneer took, front stage center on last night’s episode, where he served up a rousing rendition of ‘Feelin’ Single’ - the latest single from his ‘Write Me Back’ LP.
Check it out after the jump…
Monday, July 16th 2012
R&B stalwart R. Kelly serves up a taste of reality with his latest effort ‘Feelin’ Single’.
The freshly divorced singer channels Broadway in the clip for the cut, which features on his current LP ‘Write Me Back’.
Peep the video after the jump…