R&B crooner Ne-Yo is back with ‘Good Man’ – his seventh studio album.

To herald its arrival, R&B’s reigning gentleman stopped by The Wendy Williams Show.

Sitting down with the former shock-jock, Mr Smith opened up about the project – which he deems a reflection of his journey to becoming who he is today.

Elsewhere, he expounded on family life – namely being married, his fourth child being due any day, and rumors surrounding his split with the mom of his oldest children Monyetta Shaw.

Indeed, there was a lot of talk at the time of him “allegedly” asking  to get her tubes tied only to dump her days later.

Watch as Ne-Yo set the record straight after the jump…


Following a colossal co-sign from Drake, British singer Jorja Smith has unleashed her long-awaited album debut ‘Lost & Found.’

To celebrate its release, the soul-filled songstress stopped by BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge to flex her gravitas.

Sticking to the show’s tried and true format of delivering something original alongside a contemporary cover, 20-year-old Smith dazzled with her song ‘Blue Lights’ – but before then tackled Rihanna and Cardi B in a melodic mash-up. She soulfully sewed together ‘Man Down’ and ‘Be Careful.’

Wonder all the buzz is about? Find out below…


The accolades and honors just keep piling on Kendrick Lamar.

The 30-year-old rap superstar is still very much enjoying the success of his latest multi-platinum album, ‘Damn,’ over a year after its release.  Just two months after becoming the first rapper in history to win a Pulitzer prize for the content found aboard the chart-topping LP, Lamar learned this week he’s entered history books for another feat.

Thanks to a handsome combination of sales, radio play, and streaming, the project has becoming the first in history (by a solo artist) to see every one of its songs be certified platinum.

Details inside:


To say the least, the road to album #2 has been rocky for Iggy Azalea.

Thanks to a few nonperforming singles and a label change, her sophomore effort – originally christened ‘Digital Distortion’ – was ultimately shelved.  Instead diverting attention to a “visual EP” titled ‘Surviving the Summer,’ the project – which reportedly features none of the work set to line ‘Digital Distortion’ – hasn’t exactly had the strongest of launches itself.

Despite being kicked off by the Quavo-assisted ‘Savior’ (which did not make much noise on charts), the 6-song set hasn’t had much buzz blown in the way of high anticipation of its release.  That may be set to change as Azalea took to social media recently to quench the thirst of fans who’ve long quizzed about the elusive release date of ‘Summer.’

Curious to know when you’ll have your hands on the EP?  Look inside to see:


It’s here!

Kanye West and Kid Cudi have kept details about their joint project, ‘Kids See Ghosts,’ under wraps until its premiere today.

Now, in keeping with the schedule West laid out earlier this year about his 5 projects, we have now been blessed with a first full listen of this – the third of the five releases.

Listen inside for what Kanye and Kid cooked up:


Lil Kim may have once reigned as the queen of Rap, but her financial situation is looking anything but regal these days.

For, the femcee has reportedly filed for chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Details below…


Solange is looking above and beyond music to bring her creative vision to fruition!

Brilliant news awaits below…


Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we’ll fast backward to Maxwell’s (born Gerald Rivera) 1999 hit ‘Fortunate.’  Found aboard the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence-led film ‘Life,’ the neo-soul jam – penned and produced by R. Kelly – was initially rejected by Rivera before Kelly convinced him to record it instead of the title track to the film’s soundtrack (a tune later made a hit by K-Ci & Jojo).

Released in March of that year, the tune eventually peaked at #4 on the Hot 100 (where it was found this week that year).  Unknown to the crooner at the time, ‘Fortunate’ not only went on to be the Hot 100 peak of his career but also the biggest hit of his career with sales that currently hover slightly under the Platinum mark.  Going on to become a fan favorite amongst his many unforgettable R&B gems, look inside to relieve the magic of ‘Fortunate’ and see who joined him in the Hot 100 this week 19 years ago:


Kim Kardashian has taken to ‘CNN’ to celebrate her first political win today.

Keen to stress that she had nothing to do with her husband’s view points on chattel slavery, Kim made her way to the platform to reveal how she convinced her old friend Donald Trump to free the former cocaine dealer Alice Marie Johnson.
Watch below…

Ne-Yo has unwrapped his long-awaited new album ‘Good Man.’

In the run-up to the LP’s arrival, the seasoned chanteur described the set as a collection of songs that celebrate the man he’s become, while reminiscing on the experiences, encounters, and alterations made along the way.

Joining him on the project are the likes of PARTYNEXTDOOR, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don, and Eric Bellinger. 

With singles ‘Push Back’ and ‘Summertime’ whetting appetites, meet ‘Good Man’ in his entirety after the jump….


Britney Spears may be forced to share more than she would like to with authorities now that she has been subpoenaed to discuss her personal finances.


Mariah Carey is gearing up to launch her second Las Vegas residency ‘The Butterfly Returns’ and is hitting the promotional trail hard.

Her latest stop is Harper’s Bazaar.

In the spirit of the saying “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” Mimi sat down for a fun-filled game of ‘Never Have I Ever.’

Tea in tow, the songbird spilled a few surprising truths.

Check it out below…


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