Advertisement
All Music Entertainment
What's Your Flavor? Choose a tab
You are viewing all articles posted under: Usher
Music

Stars Come Out For ‘Sex & The City’ Premiere

Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere
The New York premiere for the much anticipated ‘Sex & The City’ movie took place yesterday. A number of high profile celebs made an appearance including Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson – who stars in the movie, Mary J. Blige, Michelle Williams and Lil’ Kim – who also makes a brief cameo in the flick.
I must say, Jennifer Hudson and Michelle Williams looked particularly on-point. Even Kim made a decent showing; the age old adage ‘less is more’ definitely seemed to be one Kim took on board, as, having left the drag queen make-up at home, she looked the best she has done in a long while. Mary on the other hand looks like the gruelling tour schedule has caught up with her; she looked tired.

Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere
Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere Stars Come Out For 'Sex & The City' Premiere

What do you think of the pics?
Read This Story
15 Comments
Music

Usher Flips Out On TRL

Usher stopped by MTV’s TRL today in Times Square, New York to promote the release of his much anticipated album ‘Here I Stand’, which was released today in the US. Though briefly talking over the the LP, Usher had something else in kind that he wanted to voice out. Check out the vid below:

Wow. I actually think he’s giving his critics more to talk about, as the Tameka drama is evidently getting to him. For such a seasoned celebrity, I wouldn’t have expected such an outburst. If the negative publicity – stemming from the media obsession with Tameka – was still anything of importance to people, I doubt ‘Love In The Club’ would have achieved the success it did. Yet still Usher insists on keep bringing it up. Though I believe his intentions were good, I think he should go sit down somewhere.

Your thoughts?

Read This Story
69 Comments
Music

‘Here I Stand’: Will You be Buying?

'Here I  Stand': Will You be Buying? After a near 4 year absence from the music scene, R&B star Usher is back with his much anticipated new album ‘Here I Stand’ – which hits stores worldwide today.

The massive success of the set’s first single ‘Love In This Club’ shows that there is evidently a thirst for the 29 year old Grammy winner’s latest material. That Grape Juice wants to know, though, whether you will be picking up ‘Here I Stand’? If so, why? If not, why? Heard the album already (lol lol)? What do yo think of it? What are your favourites etc? Feel free to drop your views in the ‘comments’ section…

Your thoughts?
Read This Story
21 Comments
Music

Usher & Justin Timberlake To Collaborate?

Usher & Justin Timberlake To Collaborate?Though Usher’s much hyped new album ‘Here I Stand’ isn’t due in shops for a few more days yet, the Grammy winner is already talking about the projects re-release – revealing that a collaboration with old rival Justin Timberlake is potentially in the works. Some of you may remember, in response to a Rollingstone cover hailing Timberlake as the new King of Pop (nonsense anyway, as MJ has that title forever IMO), Usher said: “There simply is no comparison between me and Justin. He can’t even stand in the same lane as me, ever.”.
In an interview with The Daily Mail newspaper over here in the UK, he seems to have changed his tune:

“I regret it, because he’s a great friend of mine now. I was young and didn’t know better. We were both being kids and he turned out to be a really cool guy, and we’re talking about doing something together for the repackaging of my album. If we ever worked together, though, it would be the biggest record ever.”

This talk of a re-release prior to the original album even hitting stores kinda leaves a salty taste in my mouth. After all, why not deliver the best product you can to begin with? Anyway, I’m indifferent to the idea of a Justin collabo. Not to beat on a dead horse, but the Superbowl aftermath has made for me to lose respect for Justin both artistically and as a person….

Any thoughts?

Read This Story
12 Comments
Music

Kanye West – ‘Flashing Lights (Version 2)’ Video

Following the uber short video that premiered for Kanye West’s ‘Flashing Lights’ a few months back, the second of, reportedly, three accompanying clips has made its debut. On the one hand, I commend Kanye for going left-field with the concept of his vids, it would help, though, if I could understand what the hell is going on in it lol.

What do you think of the video?

Read This Story
13 Comments
Music

Usher Covers Entertainment Weekly

Usher Covers Entertainment Weekly
With the release of Usher’s much anticipated LP ‘Here I Stand’ just a few days away (May 27th), the R&B heavyweight continues to do the promotional rounds, this time appearing in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. The 29 year old opened up about a number of interesting issues – some for the first time. Check out a few quotes below:

On His Mother Not Attending His Wedding:

“My mother made a decision not to come to my wedding because she didn’t really agree with my decision,” he explains, declining to specify whether she disagreed with his choice of wife or his decision to fire her. ”I don’t know why,” he offers simply. ”She’s never told me and I’ve never asked her….It hurt me very much not to see her there ’cause I would’ve liked for her to be there, not to mention that I paid so much money for her to be accommodated and her behind didn’t show up. [Laughs] But just as she’s made stands, so have I.”

On Usher V

On Nov. 26, Usher and Tameka welcomed their son, Usher Raymond V. The new addition to his family served as an olive branch, helping heal the strained relationship with Usher’s mom. ”I have a beautiful baby boy that she’s in love with,” he says. ”She’s very happy, and he makes us all a better family, period.”

On Meaning Behind ‘Here I Stand’:

“It’s not me lashing out at anyone; it was the hottest name for the project, and a testimony to how certain I was about certain issues.”

Click here to read the entire interview

The rift between Usher and his mother had escaped my mind in the midst of all his current success. It’s good to see him finally addressing the matter, all the same though. It seems all differences have been put aside, which can only be seen as a good thing.

Your thoughts?

Read This Story
7 Comments
Music

New Song: Pretty Ricky – ‘Cuddle Up (ft. Butta Creme)’

Pretty Ricky - 'Cuddle Up (ft. Butta Creme)'The boys of Pretty Ricky are back, following the departure of lead member Pleasure last year. Having added singer 4Play to their line-up, the group are set to release their third studio album ’80’s Babies’ in early August; ‘Cuddle Up’ is the first single to be lifted from the LP. Granted the group’s fixation on the same subject matter (sex) is becoming rather tiresome, the song is a pretty good effort – particularly on the production front as well as the hook. Good stuff.

Hit or Miss?

{Link Removed As Requested}

Read This Story
17 Comments
Music

Usher – ‘Moving Mountains’ Video

The video for Usher’s 2nd single ‘Moving Mountains’ premiered just a few hours ago. A continuation from the crooner’s ‘Love In This Club’ clip, the video is real impressive. Usher’s much anticipated LP ‘Here I Stand’ drops May 27th.

What do you think of the video?

Read This Story
21 Comments
Music

Janet To Perform On Ellen; LUV Next Single?

Janet To Perform On Ellen; LUV Next Single?Janet Jackson’s appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show airs tomorrow. Check out the show’s description as per Ellen’s website:

The Queen of Pop, JANET JACKSON will drop by! We’ll talk about her new world tour. There are rumors of a possible Jackson 5 reunion — I’ll have to ask about that. Plus, she’s gonna treat us to her new hit, “LUV!” And we will be giving away tour tickets to our audience, and on our website we’re giving away a pair of tickets to each of her upcoming shows! Plus, I’ll have an “Extra” bonus.

Hopefully this will mark the (re)start of Janet’s promotion for the ‘Discipline’ project. I’m guessing ‘LUV’ may in fact be receiving the full single release this summer; rightfully so, IMO it’s the best song after ‘Feedback’ on the record. Either way, do be sure to keep it locked on That Grape Juice for the goods tomorrow.

Your thoughts?

Read This Story
10 Comments
Music

Usher Performs ‘Love In This Club’ On Saturday Night Live

Usher was the featured performer on the season finale of Saturday Night Live last night. As well as performing current single ‘Love In This Club’ with Young Jeezy, the Grammy winner performed another cut from his forthcoming ‘Here I Stand’ album called ‘This Is Sex’:

Love In This Club



This Ain’t Sex

Good stuff.

What do you think of the performances?

Read This Story
15 Comments
Music

BET Awards 2008 Nominations Announced

BET Awards 2008 Nominations AnnouncedThe nominations for the 2008 BET Awards were announced yesterday (May 15th).
Rapper T-Pain leads the pack with 5 nominations. Kanye West and Keyshia Cole received three nominations a piece. While Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, and Flo Rida received two each.
The UK’s own Estelle received a nomination in the Best New Artist category.
Confirmed performers for the June 24th ceremony include Mariah Carey, Usher, Lil’ Wayne, Mary J. Blige and Nelly.

Granted T-Pain’s success is undeniable, it says a lot about the industry when he is leading the field among artists whose talent far outweigh his.

Your thoughts?

Read This Story
4 Comments
Music

Diddy & Cassie: Is It Official?

Diddy & Cassie: Is It Official?
I guess the 2 year mystery as to how exactly Cassie secured her record deal has been solved – granted the majority of us knew already. Check out the Bad Boy mogul and the talent challenged ‘singer’ snapped looking very couple-like in New York’s Central Park…on Mother’s Day. Kim Porter, where are you?
Diddy & Cassie: Is It Official?

Your thoughts?

Read This Story
18 Comments
eXTReMe Tracker