Sunday, January 26th 2014
The stars shine for music’s biggest calendar night – the 56th Annual Grammy Awards! Live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, join That Grape Juice‘s peek at the industry’s biggest names just moments after they arrive to the scene.
See and sound off on the fashion hits and misses below…
Saturday, January 25th 2014
Rihanna and Rita Ora are amongst distinguished guests at today’s Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch (Presented By MAC Viva Glam) happening right now.
Gearing up for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards (airing live Sunday, January 26th on CBS), Ri – who is celebrating multiple nominations for work from her album ‘Unapologetic’, shone brightest with her toned down look.
Elsewhere, Katy Perry, Elijah Blake, Rita Ora, and reported beau Calvin Harris rocked the event’s red carpet after wonderkids Willow & Jaden Smith made their presence known. See the looks below and keep it locked to That Grape Juice as we update with more photos:
Wednesday, January 22nd 2014
When not posing it up on Instagram, Rihanna moonlights as a musician.
So, having smartly avoided a fourth quarter clash with Beyonce last year, the 25-year-old is pressing on with her new album.
Few details have been shared about the project, which follows 2012′s ‘Unapologetic’, however the star and her team have made no secret about the fact that it’s coming. A trend that continued today.
Posting on Instagram, Rih’s friend/assistant/handbag Melissa Forde shared the shot of her and the vocal terror in the studio with the hashtag “#studiolyfe”.
Clearly protecting her pipes, the performer is also snapped puffing on a cigarette – which should go some way towards explaining that “incredible” voice of hers. Mariah who?
As questionable as Rih’s talent may be, we’d be lying if claimed that we aren’t interested in this project. For, having achieved a degree of success with a setup that saw her release an album a year over the last 7 years, the gap between LP’s 7 and 8 is the longest of Ms. Fenty’s career thus far.
Put simply, this will be the first legitimate “test” of her staying power; her ability to be a commercial force after an uncharacteristic spell away from the limelight. Can she show and prove? Let us know below…
Sunday, January 19th 2014
Months before Rihanna rocks the world with her eighth studio album and as Beyonce‘s latest studio set blows inviting kisses to sales of 3 million units sold worldwide, both ladies have secured commendable positions on the UK’s Official Charts!
Good news for the ROC royals below…
Saturday, January 18th 2014
While off to a solid start, Shakira and Rihanna‘s new single ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ isn’t quite rocking the charts as expected. At least not “yet”.
So as to aid the song’s cause, the Latin superstar sat down with VEVO to discuss working with Instagram talent Rih (who she describes as “Reggae”), as well as the process of putting together her upcoming new album (due March 25th).
Peep the interview after the jump…
Thursday, January 16th 2014
Tomorrow (January 17th) brings with it the release of Kevin Hart and Ice Cube‘s new comedy, ‘Ride Along’.
The hilarious movie, which also stars Tika Sumpter, sees fast-talking security guard Ben (Hart) join his cop brother-in-law James (Cube) on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James’ sister.
That Grape Juice caught up with Hart and Cube to discuss the movie, their musical tastes, Beyonce, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and more.
Peep our boy Patrick‘s interview with the Hollywood stars above…
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Individually, they’re more than capable of pushing hits big enough to give their creatives cause to rejoice and the competitors cause to recline.
Together, they just may have launched one of the year’s fastest rising smashes, doing so before they grace the year with brand spanking new studio albums.
Who we’re talking about?
Shakira and Rihanna of course, the ‘Roc Nation’ riots who kicked down iTunes UK’s door this morning, looted its Top Ten and have now made away with #6 spot today.
Pour yourself a freshly made jug of ‘Chart Juice‘ below…
Monday, January 13th 2014
Indeed, after 2013′s close saw former foes Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera joined forces for ’Do What U Want’, music lovers kick their new year off getting cozy with ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ - the dynamo diva duet of Grammy-winning songstresses Shakira & Rihanna.
Launching what we hope is a year of diva double teams, the song inks its name aboard a long list of memorable collabos from the ladies of pop & R&B – collectively putting to rest rumors that women don’t work well together in the industry. And, while the net (and we at TGJ) are still making up our minds on Shakira and Ri’s latest offering, we can’t help but reflect on the ‘best of’ diva duets to see how the Roc Nation duo stack up.
Compiling a list of our favorite estrogen-tinged tag teams, tuck in below to see who made our tally and tell us your thoughts: