Flashback to the summer of 2014, one could not flip a channel without seeing the Australian bombshell that is Iggy Azalea. Now merely a year later, we see the ‘Fancy’ chart topper’s career in limbo. With a controversial start, Iggy Iggz has had a tough road despite all her success.
Is it too late for the Aussie Rapper?
At That Grape Juice, we feel there are some steps Ms. Azalea could take in order to revive her career.
Music lovers familiar with the names above will know that they are credited for carrying their respective groups to the top of the charts with voices far superior those owned by their “less fortunate” bandmates.
Today, White hopes to follow in the footsteps of many a lead singer turned solo sensation by releasing her debut single ‘Relationship Goals’ which surfaced online as her group, The Saturdays, enjoys time away from Pop’s courts.
Does Vanessa have what it takes to soar on a solo front?
Jhene Aiko teams up with Disney to record music for the company’s ‘We Love Disney’ compilation.
What she recorded? A cover of ‘Alice in the Wonderland’s ‘In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice’ before the disk’s release on October 30th!
Those hoping to hear Aiko push herself vocally on these songs will be let down as she doesn’t. However, that doesn’t stop her from breathing exciting new life into the numbers with the help of the project’s producer David Foster.
‘How To Get Away With Murder‘ actress Viola Davis is now the first African-American actress to receive the Emmy award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series’ after she earned the coveted gong during last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles.
Her groundbreaking win came before the series returns for a second season on September 24th and came accompanied by an acceptance speech that pays tribute to the African-American humanitarian Harriet Tubman.
This week’s From The Vault pick comes courtesy of one of Pop’s brightest shining stars. Today we salute Justin Timberlake and his first single as a solo artist. ‘Like I Love You’ is this week’s selection.
Produced by dynamic duo The Neptunes, ‘Love’ what the first taste in what was to become a promising solo career for the former “boyband-er.” After leaving *N’SYNC behind, the singer got in the studio with Pharrell and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes as well as future partner-in-rhyme Timbaland to craft his debut album ‘Justified’ from which the single was extracted.
Although it wasn’t a global hit like some of its successors, it still managed to peak at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Timberlake performed the track at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2002 as part of the pronounced promotional push to turn him into the next big thing. A plan that played out as desired.
Helmed by Bucky Chrome, the music video for the song showcased Justin engaging in intricate choreography – courtesy of the great Marty Kudelka – and serenading his love interest dance moves on the street in a similar fashion toMichael Jackson in the video for ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’
Freshly out of his bubble gum pop band as well as his relationship with a then wholesome Britney Spears, JT needed an image makeover, which probably explains the steamier scenes between him and the model of choice that can be found in the visual.
Over a decade after his solo debut, Justin ceases to amaze the masses, whether through his music or his movies. And unlike many of his contemporaries, he can allow himself to take a breather when needed with confidence that the masses will rush to the front door to see where he has gone next, and we, for one, can only commend, respect and applaud that.