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Gospel Star Kim Burrell To Bobbi Kristina: “…You’re Living Out Something That’s Killing You Quickly”

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Ask many a music lover who the “greatest singer of all time is” and you’re sure to hear Kim Burrell‘s name in abundance.  With a voice that is often branded as your “favorite singer’s, favorite singer”, Burrell has made quite a name for herself in the gospel and secular world as a premier vocalist.

Now, the ‘Lift Jesus’ songstress is lifting her voice in different ways.

Chatting with our friends over at Essence.com to gear up for season 7 of BET’s hit gospel reality competition ‘Sunday Best’, Burrell was also quizzed on late friend/pop icon Whitney Houston and Houston’s troubled daughter Bobbi Kristina.

As many know Kim to be one who “keeps it real”, this interview was certainly no exception.  See her quotes below:

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Cover Star: Korin Deanna Covers Whitney Houston’s ‘All The Man That I Need’

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’

Bravisimo!

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.

Great work!

For more on Korin Deanna, visit her Youtube Page.

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Whitney Houston Live Album On the Way, Says Clive Davis

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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.

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Weigh In: How Does Shakira & Rihanna’s New Tune Stack Up Against Other Famous Diva Duets?

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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:

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Report: Meagan Good Still Eyeing ‘Whitney Houston’ Biopic

 

Not even three months after the untimely death of pop megastar Whitney Houston, a who’s who of Hollywood songstresses and actresses began eyeing the leading role of a biopic of the ‘I Will Always Love You’  – despite none being in development at that time.

Indeed, the likes of Vivica A. Fox, Brandy, Jennifer Hudson, and more all tossed their names in a hat should the role ever present itself.  However, nearly two years since Houston’s death, one actress has continuously made it known her desire to portray the singer in a movie – Meagan Good.

Recently, according to TheWrap, Good has been making good on her interest to depict the life of Houston on film.  In a movie reportedly helmed by Houston’s mentor Clive Davis, rumor has it Good has already began developing the film, but (as of time reporting), no studio has picked it up.

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Weigh In: “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents: The 30 Greatest Women in Music”

 Weigh In:  New Years Rockin Eve Presents: The 30 Greatest Women in Music

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:

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Watch: Beyonce Tributes Dolly Parton & Whitney Houston Live At The ‘Mrs.Carter Show’

Whitney Houston That Grape Juice She Is Diva Watch: Beyonce Tributes Dolly Parton & Whitney Houston Live At The Mrs.Carter Show

Two nights ago, Australia’s ‘All Phones Arena‘ opened it doors to BeyonceMrs.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?

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Weigh In: Ariana Grande Lists Top 5 Inspirational Singers/Omits Mariah Carey

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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…

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