Let’s be honest, supporting Contemporary R&B hasn’t been easy in the last few years.

Left to fend for itself in a world without substantial radio backing, thinly spread budgets and widespread talk of it being ‘dead’, the genre has been dealt more than its fair share of commercial blows recently, much to the dismay of those who hold it most dear.

However, it seems there is light at the end of the tunnel today. A light, made a whole lot brighter by the force that is….Ciara.


James Arthur delivers nothing but pure heart & soul today, serving the pair in abundance in his brand new video for the single ‘You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You‘.

Hitting the world two months before the arrival of his debut album, the video dropped a matter of minutes ago and awaits your spin after the jump!

Is it any good?

You decide below!


 It’s the duet we’ve all been waiting for.

Now, shortly before Jessie J watches her new album ‘Alive’ soar to the top of the UK Albums Chart, she releases her Brandy assisted number, ‘Conquer The World’.

A guitar driven cut featuring restrained but highly emotive vocals from both performers, ‘Conquer‘ falls in line with Jessie‘s inspirational and uplifting sound, armed with lyrics we doubt any won’t be touched by upon hearing it.

Good music after the jump…


As many of her fans will already know, philanthropy is as integral to Christina Aguilera‘s brand as the remarkable voice that sustains.

So, it would come as little surprise to them that the ‘Blessed’ beauty continued her fight against world hunger this month, travelling to Rwanda to lend a helping hand to those desperately in need of aid.

Moving footage of her time in the country below…


 Consider yourself a fan of J.Cole and based in the UK?

You are? Then you’re in luck. For, as to push sales of his #1 album ‘Born Sinner’, the star has announced the launch of a UK tour- ‘What Dreams May Come’ – today-, kicking off in December!

Dates below…


‘Somebody call the doctor…’

They wished, hoped and prayed it and today…they received it.

That’s right, almost a year after a first hearing a snippet from the number, today saw Ciara announced ‘Overdose‘ as the third single to be pulled from her R&B #1 album ‘Ciara‘.

Releasing its artwork to Just Jared.Com, the Grammy winning chart sensation strikes a provocative pose with an unidentified male on the cover, sure to raise many an eyebrow and erect a fresh buzz around the Pop single- penned by  Ali Tamposi, Livvi Franc and Cici herself!

Listen below…


From underdog to market leader.

Lacks a ring to it? Maybe- but it’d be an accurate way to describe J.Cole’s current positioning, washing his hands of his underdog status this year with the release of his #1 album ‘Born Sinner’ and becoming the standard many a Hip Hop act now has to live up to…at least on a commercial front.

Now, watch him use his rising star for good with the release of his new video for the single ‘Crooked Smile’.

A moving piece below…


For fans of ‘Cosmic Journey’ darling Solange, ‘Lovers In The Parking Lot‘ is one of the many songs from the star all would agree deserves a music video just as stunning as the song itself.

Well, it seems wishes really do come true, for today saw that happen with the release of the cut’s Peter J. Brant directed clip, now waiting on you below.

What the pair cooked up for her ever loyal supporters?

Art, love and beauty below…


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Lookout London! Brandy is back!

The vocal bible is set to blaze the UK’s capital on September 24th  when she takes to the Indig02 stage as the headliner at Musicalize UK.

With the show marking the Grammy winner’s first UK live date in nearly ten years, it’s fitting that she is celebrating her return with her fans – who she affectionately calls her Starz.

This Friday (September 20th 2013) at 6.00PM GMT {1.00PM ET / 10.00 AM PT}, That Grape Juice and Musicalize will host an EXCLUSIVE ‘Audience With Brandy’ live from London.

The session will be streamed LIVE at….

We have SIX pairs of tickets for lucky fans to attend  the Q&A and ask Brandy questions LIVE in person.

Want to be in with a chance of attending? Entry details can be found below…


Validate your entry by ensuring that you add the “That Grape Juice” Page to your “Circle” on Google+:

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Tweet, Facebook, or better yet Google+ That Grape Juice one picture that captures how much you love Brandy. Be sure to use the hashtag #BrandyUK

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All entries must be received by 12.00PM TOMORROW! September 19thth 2013.

Winners will be picked and notified by That Grape Juice.

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be over the age of 18

He’s the Hip Hop sensation on course to take his scene by storm with his budding smash ‘I Luv This’.

His name? August Alsina– currently housed at Island Def Jam alongside ‘Nostalgia’ creator Frank Ocean and R&B’s fastest rising star Elijah Blake.

Standing as one of the many acts everyone here at TGJ HQ is excited about, August is fast becoming a staple name on the YouTube cover scene, with thousands of budding stars taking to the outlet to perform their renditions of the song.

So, you can imagine our joyful surprise when we came across a cover of the song which- in all honesty- sounds much better than the original! A cover, recorded by an act named Candice Nicole who we fell in love with yesterday and wanted to introduce you today.

Meet her below!


Hours after celebrating her latest River Island outing with supermodel Cara Delevingne, Instagram Royal Rihanna made her way to China’s Macau to rock her Asian ‘Navy’ with her ‘Diamonds World Tour’.

Unfortunately, the star’s ‘phoned in’ performance style reared its head during the showing, resulting in what can only be described as a hit driven bore fest- lacking the fire and charisma music lovers can expect to find at Ciara‘s forthcoming stage tour.

Got two minutes to waste?

Stale ‘Birthday Cake’ below…


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