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’.
Sunday, July 21st 2013
No stranger to reality talent shows nor gospel music, ‘Bittersweet’ songstress Fantasia brought her soulful offerings to the BET ‘Sunday Best’ stage tonight as talented judges Cece Winans, Donnie McClurkin, and Yolanda Adams watched approvingly.
Starting off with the uptempo number ‘To The Heavens’ (one of many gems aboard her latest #1 R&B album ‘Side Effects Of You’), the fiery Grammy winner took the audience to task with a heartfelt rendition of gospel hymn ‘Pass Me Not’ in dedication to the late great Whitney Houston.
Giving hopefuls something to aspire to, see Fannie do what she does best below:
Thursday, June 13th 2013
Released in 1990, Whitney Houston’s ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ became one of the icon’s most renown Pop efforts in the years that followed, but inevitably found itself dwarfed by the ballads that she’s undoubtedly more celebrated for.
Now, in introducing the LA Reid & Baby Face produced jam to her audience, Brandy has made it a staple in her shows following the release of 2012′s ‘Two Eleven’.
As all would agree, to say she does it justice would be an understatement.
So, in the event you haven’t seen her perform it live, check her out in action during her recent gig in Nashville, Tennessee, below!
Friday, May 31st 2013
If you’re one of the many fans who caught tickets to Beyonce‘s sold out ‘Mrs.Carter Show‘, you would know that her set sees her tribute Pop icon Whitney Houston with a performance of ‘I Will Always Love You’ towards the end of the show.
Followed by a moving rendition of her number ‘Halo’, her tribute to the entertainer moved many a heart in Warsaw recently when she arrived at Berlin’s 02 World to perform in the city.
Press play after the jump…
Monday, May 27th 2013
Happy Memorial Day from the That Grape Juice family to yours!
To ode the brave men and women who fight to protect our countries (on both sides of the pond), we’ve assembled a collection of military-themed music videos that we’ve grown to love over the years.
From Mariah Carey’s ‘I Still Believe’ to the iconic Janet Jackson‘s ‘Rhythm Nation’, the efforts of military servicemen and women have long stood as muses for some of music’s most memorable videos.
Take a look below for our faves and share some of your own:
Sunday, May 12th 2013
That Grape Juice extends a warmhearted “Happy Mothers Day” to all of our readers and their moms!
To celebrate the occasion, join us as we stroll down memory’s lane to revisit some of our favorite moments with musical moms and their kids.
From Whitney Houston duetting with daughter Bobbi Kristina to the introduction of Beyonce‘s bundle of joy Blue Ivy, some of music’s most memorable moments have come from shared screen time of divas and their little darlings.
Tuck in below to peep our top picks and share some of your own: