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Mariah Carey may be a diva, yet the songstress certainly knows how to tug at the heartstrings.

The 43-year-old, who is riding high from the success of new single ‘#Beautiful’,  shared this warming snap of her enjoying a “festive” moment with mother Patricia Carey and two-year-old daughter Monroe Carey-Cannon.

As Mimi’s ever-loyal Lambs know, the singer learnt her craft from Patricia – who is an Opera vocalist.

In other Mariah news, fresh reports suggest her upcoming album may hit stores sooner than expected. Current pencilled-in dates suggest a Summer release is imminent.

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While the music world awaits the official kick-off of Beyonce‘s new album campaign, the singer’s first (complete) new song in three years, ‘Rise Up’, has received a digital release.

Now available to purchase on Amazon, the Sia-penned anthem – which features in Bey’s mega-grossing movie ‘Epic’, can now be heard in high quality.

Like much of the diva’s new material, the roll-out of ‘Rise’ was wrapped in quite the conundrum as it was initially omitted from the film’s soundtrack — despite being “the” song used to promote it.

In any case, there’s no confusion as to where you can listen to the stellar number. ‘Rise Up’ awaits after the jump…

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Since blazing back onto the scene with last Summer’s ‘Put It Down’, Brandy has not looked back.

Indeed, after wracking up critical acclaim for her comeback effort ‘Two Eleven’, the soon-to-be Mrs. Press nabbed high profile role in Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ movie and was upgraded to a regular on BET hit ‘The Game’.

Keen to keep her momentum going, the 34-year-old has signed to a major talent agency. All the details after the jump…

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Look out London! Ciara is set to blaze the stage at the indigO2 next week!

The dynamo performer is set to bring her ‘Body Party’ to the Musicalize extravaganza, which she headlines on June 14th.

Renown for her classic catalogue of hits and epic live performances, the show marks the R&B star’s first British concert in over four years.

With Ciara serving as one of the most popular names on That Grape Juice, we had to give YOU – our loyal readers – the chance to attend this must-see event. We have TWO pairs of tickets up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning, simply click the button below and let TGJ and Musicalize know on Twitter why you must win. Be sure to include your full name, age, and location.


Conditions: All entries must be received by 12pm GMT on Monday 10th June 2013 and all entrants must be following @thatgrapejuice and @MusicalizeUK for entry to be valid.

Good luck!

 

The UK may have fallen head over heels with her, but it’s the quality of her second era that will determine if the rest of the world feels the same way about Rita Ora.

So how does she intend to ensure this happens?

Well, in an interview taken at last night’s ‘Glamour Awards‘, the Pop Princess went some way to tease what she explains will be a soulful and surprising album.

Meet us for the interview below…

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Peep these pics of ‘Born Sinner‘ mastermind J.Cole, out and about with ‘XOX‘ performer Elijah Blake to celebrate his 23rd birthday yesterday.

Arriving at Jay Z‘s ’40/40′ club alongside ROC pal Tyran Smith, the pair celebrated the ‘Bijoux 22‘ singer’s b’day days before the release of the aforementioned ‘Born’ and hours after Blake performed at an intimate gig thrown by Rio Caraeff‘s VEVO.

More from last night below!

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Check out these snaps of Billboard award winning singer Rihanna, shot as she enjoyed a party, reportedly thrown by the Tunisian born designer  Azzedine Alaia.

Joined by her entourage, the Def Jam darling hit the event hours after wowing Parisian fans with French showing of her ‘Diamonds World Tour’, launched in aid of her now Platinum LP ‘Unapologetic’.

More pics below…

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The self-proclaimed ‘Queen of All Media’ Wendy Williams edges one-step closer to validating that claim as reports have surfaced indicating the talk show diva has had her show renewed to 2017.

Seeing substantial growth in ratings over the past year (an estimated 81,000 a day more than last season‘s), the Hollywood Reporter informs of key facts that led to the show’s three year renewal.

Via THR:

“Wendy‘s renewal comes on the heels of a year of ratings growth for the syndicated talker, especially among the key demographic group of women 25-54. The show grew 43 percent in the past year, according to Debmar-Mercury (a division of Lionsgate). That gave it a 1.2 rating and 8 percent share of the daytime metered markets.”

Congratz are in order to the diva who is not only developing reality and game shows via her own production company, but is also prepping for a stint on Broadway’s “Chicago” (starting June 25).

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September 20th will bring with it the arrival of ‘Prisoners’ – a new thriller featuring the all star cast of Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Terrence Howard.

Synopsis

After his six-year-old daughter is kidnapped, a small town carpenter (Jackman) butts heads with a young, brash detective (Gyllenhaal) in charge of the investigation. Feeling failed by the law, he captures the man he believes responsible, holding him captive in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with his daughter, whom he’s convinced is still alive.

See the trailer above.

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Queen of Pop Madonna reigned over Billboard Touring charts this year with her blockbuster ‘MDNA’ tour.  Seeing it smash the box office to the tune of a whooping $305 million generated sales with 2.2 million in attendance overall, the Material Girl is undoubtedly hoping fans tune into EPIX in similar droves to see her perform her latest material as well as the golden oldies.

Set for air June 22nd at 8pm ET, new clips from the forthcoming show have made their way to the net.  Proving that even past the half-century mark she can still get down with the best of ’em, see her high-spirited showing of her 2012 hit ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ below:

 

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While the masses are getting their first taste of Mario‘s triumphant, Nicki Minaj-enlisted return ‘Somebody Else’, the Polow Da Don-produced tune was reportedly up for serve first by fellow crooner Chris Brown.

Brown, who is in promo mode to prep the release of his highly anticipated ‘X’ album, can be heard pulling double duty over the heartbreaking number – singing and rapping to tell the story of love gone awry.

Does the ‘Run It’ beau run this one better or does Mario do it most justice?  Listen below and you decide:

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Cop a gander of Kelly Rowland!

The R&B chanteuse and X Factor judge is keeping busy this week, shooting not one but two new music videos. And while the visual for new single ‘Dirty Laundry’ is one of them, first up was her guest stint in Fantasia‘s Urban hit ‘Without Me’, the clip for which was shot yesterday in Los Angeles.

Little is known about the video’s concept; what is certain, though, is that Kelly looks all sorts of fierce in these newly surfaced snaps from the set.

If you haven’t already, take a listen to ‘Without Me’ after the jump…

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