Monday, July 29th 2013
Following his retrospective set at the BET Awards, R&B pioneer R. Kelly is back with new single ‘My Story’.
The 2 Chainz assisted cut serves as the lead release from the Pied Piper’s latest studio album (which has gone through as many name changes as Prince).
Has Kellz still got “it”? You decide after the jump…
Tuesday, July 23rd 2013
Ryan Schreiber‘s ‘Pitchfork Festival’ welcomed R&B royalty to its doors hours ago, when R.Kelly arrived at its shores for a sizzling set!
During his tenure there, the Grammy winning singer/songwriter turned up the heat with performances of his classics ‘Bump & Grind’, ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ and the ‘Chocolate Factory‘ spawned ‘Ignition (remix)‘.
Enjoy after the jump…
Saturday, July 20th 2013
With plans to take the piece to Broadway, R.Kelly unlocked behind the scenes footage pulled from ‘Trapped in the Closet’ today, lifting from its 33rd chapter.
Switching from rehearsals to footage from its final edit, the 2 minute clip features commentary from Kelly himself, shortly before the unveiling of his new album, ‘Black Panties’.
Press play below!
Sunday, June 30th 2013
The BET Awards 2013 are currently underway in Los Angeles. As ever, That Grape Juice will be providing you with performances as they occur!
Check out performances from Chris Brown, Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, India.Arie and more below. Keep refreshing, as we’ll be updating minute-by-minute:
Sunday, June 16th 2013
Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.
Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.
Tuck in below for the latest news on R. Kelly, Kirk Franklin, Earnest Pugh, Mali Music, and newcomer Jonathan McReynolds:
Saturday, June 15th 2013
When Kelly Rowland‘s jaw-dropping single ‘Dirty Laundry’ premiered last month, many drew comparisons to R. Kelly‘s iconic brand of confessionals (see: ‘Down Low Double Life’, ‘Trapped In The Closet’). So who better than the Pied Piper himself to call on for the official “Part 2″ remix of the cut?
Featuring all new lyrics from Ms. Kelly and – of course – R. Kelly, the ‘Dirty Laundry’ “sequel” awaits after the jump…
Monday, April 15th 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. Today, we press play on ’12 Play’ - the debut solo project from King of R&B R. Kelly…
Monday, February 18th 2013
As reported here, R&B king R. Kelly is set to unveil 32 more chapters of his prized ‘Trapped In the Closet‘ series. Originally debuting in the early noughties, the hip hop musical has seen its storyline take many-a-twist and turn leaving viewers wanting more at every end.
Late 2012 saw the ‘Bump & Grind’ beau tease fans with a peek at ‘Chapter 23′ of
neverending lengthy collection, now Kelly has taken to his official Youtube page to unveil a trailer for ten new installments.
Get into it below:
Sunday, February 10th 2013
The stars shine for music’s biggest calendar night – the 55th Annual Grammy Awards! Live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, see the industry’s biggest stars just moments after they arrive to the scene. See and sound off on the fashion hits and misses below…