Saturday, February 8th 2014
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star comes from Youtube belter Korin Deanna. As we near the two year anniversary of the untimely passing of pop icon Whitney Houston, watch as the songstress tackles the legendary diva’s 1991 #1 hit ‘All The Man That I Need’…
With power, passion, and poise, this cover gave us all that we needed (no pun intended)! Admittedly a bit shaky in the beginning, Korin picked up as the song went on and delivered where it mattered most. Nailing the dramatic tune’s climactic moments with relative ease, we appreciate Deanna’s ability to not get deterred from any mishaps along the way.
We are sure with time, polish, and ironing out of misfired melisma and the like, this Youtube songstress will shine amongst the best of them. Already leagues above many of her Youtube contemporaries, if this video’s demonstration is just a hint of what she is capable of, we expect big things from her in the future.
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Friday, January 24th 2014
As Grammy weekend nears, fans of the late pop legend Whitney Houston cannot help but be reminded of this unfortunate time two years ago when the music industry lost one of its most prized possessions.
But, if Clive Davis has anything to do with it, not even death itself will silence The Voice – an instrument many-a-music lover has come to love and cherish since her early 80s debut.
As such, to commemorate the memory of his industry protege, Davis recently shared plans to unveil a live CD filled with Houston’s greatest live recordings.
Learn more 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:
Tuesday, December 31st 2013
The annual “Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” festivity is happening as we speak on ABC.
With acts like Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Jason Derulo hitting the stage to ring in 2014, fans are glued to television sets Stateside to countdown the arrival of the New Year on each of the country’s coasts.
But, before viewers could get a glimpse of the night’s performers, ABC shared a special countdown “30 Greatest Women in Music” to honor and rank their favorite dynamic divas. While the expected entries like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Barbra Streisand found interesting placements on the tally, it was their younger counterparts (i.e. Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga) whose appearances on the list polarized fans.
Nevertheless, no criteria for the ladies’ ranking has been revealed. So, for those who have yet to see it, cop and gander and tell us your thoughts below:
Saturday, November 2nd 2013
Two nights ago, Australia’s ‘All Phones Arena‘ opened it doors to Beyonce ‘Mrs.Carter Show‘, serving as the first Australian venue to be serviced with the sold out world tour.
It was there, as she prepared to close the show, that the ‘Stop Sign’ singer moved fans with her very own take on Whitney Houston‘s Dolly Parton crafted classic ‘I Will Always Love You‘, in tribute to the late entertainer.
How her cover fares when placed next to the originals?
You tell us, after the jump!
Wednesday, October 9th 2013
Singing sensation Ariana Grande has undoubtedly been a breath of fresh air for 2013′s pop music lovers. A welcomed departure from EDM and the dearth of talent plaguing the day’s charts and radio alike, the pop princess has taken the genre by storm with a #1 album and top-selling singles to her credit.
Immediately drawing comparisons to an early 90s Mariah Carey, the up-and-comer has polarized Carey’s fans (affectionately called Lambs) for what some of them feel is a blatant duplication of the diva’s singing style.
Those fans’ anger grew to new heights today when Grande took to Billboard.com to list in grand style an homage to her top 5 favorite female vocalists. Praising the likes of Whitney Houston and Brandy, there’s one name that, to the surprise of some, didn’t quite make the cut…
Friday, August 9th 2013
Today marks what would’ve been the 50th birthday of late pop icon Whitney Houston - the larger than life diva whose mere mention evokes memories of incomparable charisma, beauty, and, of course, the voice.
The one that could, with seemingly little effort, stir souls and chill spines. Unlike the trail of imitators, imposter, and impossibles she left in her wake, Houston’s launch was devoid of gimmick and, instead, was birthed on a cultured and mastered gift (oft inimitable by predecessors or successors).
In such, today we salute the woman That Grape Juice-faithful voted ‘The Ultimate Diva’ with our “favorite 50 minutes” of her illustrous career. And, while it was quite the task to narrow down the countless unforgettable moments the ‘I Will Always Love You’ hitmaker lent music lovers in her time, we can say that what awaits below does a fair job of encapsulating the essence of Whitney.
Take a look and weigh in below:
Saturday, August 3rd 2013
With what would’ve been the late great Whitney Houston‘s 50th birthday just a week away, you can expect to see the tributes from a number of supporters pour in the world over via social media outlets.
One such tribute of sorts surfaced this weekend on the Instagram of ‘Body Party’ performer Ciara. Taking a break from promoting her latest self-titled chart-topper to lend a cute, quick 15 second nod to the legend, tuck in below for Cici’s take on Whitney’s biggest hit ‘I Will Always Love You’.