No stranger to reality talent shows nor gospel music, ‘Bittersweet’ songstress Fantasia brought her soulful offerings to the BET ‘Sunday Best’ stage tonight as talented judges Cece Winans, Donnie McClurkin, and Yolanda Adams watched approvingly.

Starting off with the uptempo number ‘To The Heavens’ (one of many gems aboard her latest #1 R&B album ‘Side Effects Of You’), the fiery Grammy winner took the audience to task with a heartfelt rendition of gospel hymn ‘Pass Me Not’ in dedication to the late great Whitney Houston.

Giving hopefuls something to aspire to, see Fannie do what she does best below:


After coming under intense criticism for a lyric spewed in the Drake driven jam ‘Jodeci’, J.Cole has issued a heartfelt and truly genuine apology to any he may have offended.

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Check out this footage of ‘Rehab’ sensation Rihanna, tearing up during the  Grand Stade Lille Metropole showing of her ‘Diamonds World Tour’.

So moved by the love showed to her by the audience, the star broke into tears as she performed the last song of the night, ‘Diamonds’, thanking them for support throughout the tour’s duration and the undying love they’ve shown her work.

Moving footage below…


One year after generating a mind blowing $1,511,757,910 at the Box Office, Marvel‘s ‘The Avengers’ has seen the name of its sequel announced by director Joss Whedon.

Set for a May 1st 2015 release, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ was announced during Whedon’s time at San Diego‘s 2013 Comic-Con convention- one year before shooting is to begin in England with the ‘Buffy’ mastermind at the helm.

Quite interestingly, reports surrounding ‘Ultron’ indicate the arrivals of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the twins born to X-Men villain Magneto- to be portrayed by Michael Fassbender in 2014’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’

Your thoughts?

The downward spiral that has become Lil Kim‘s career sunk to new lows tonight after femcee dramatically axed her own set at London’s Lovebox festival 30 minutes into what should have been her show.

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It may be hard to believe, but four years and seven months have passed since the release of Lady GaGa‘s third single ‘Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)’.

Fresh, vibrant and packing a joyful simplicity that’s evaded the star’s work in recent years, the Joseph Khan directed video still stands as one of the highest viewed YouTube videos of all time, with 58,794, 737 views and many a European Top Ten to the single’s name.

Now, as a similar freshness and vibrancy reportedly driving her brand new album ‘ARTPOP’, we step back in time to enjoy the video once more, making ‘Eh, Eh‘ today’s Retro Rewind clip.

Watch the icon in all her pastel glory below…


Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.

Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.

Tuck in below for the latest news on Kierra Sheard,  Jason Nelson, Twinkie Clark, Earnest Pugh, Ashmont Hill, Alexis Spight, and more…


As one of the most active online destinations for Urban Pop, things move at a rapid pace here at That Grape Juice. However, each week, there’s always select stories that resonate most amongst our millions of monthly readers. Happen to miss one of them? Fret not, you now have…The Refill!

No frills or trills, The Refill simply recaps the hottest topics on the lips of the TGJ faithful over the last seven days. The metrics used to compile the list weekly are comments, social media shares, and page views.  So without further adieu…

That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Stories Of The Week!

1) The Carters Visit Trayvon Martin’s Family

2) Lil Kim: “I See Myself In Rihanna”

3) Jay-Z Tops Billboard 200 / Ciara Opens At #2

4) Timbaland & Keri Hilson Prep New Apology Track

5) Lady GaGa Poses Nude For ‘V’ Magazine


Your thoughts?

Tomorrow brings with it the premiere of Ariana Grande‘s hotly anticipated new single ‘Baby I’.

Already teased in earnest, the 19-year-old continues to build buzz for the track (which serves as the follow-up to her chart smashing debut ‘The Way’), by unwrapping its official lyrics.

Get familiar with the cut after the jump….


The family of slain teenager Trayvon Martin have found new support in Beyonce & Jay Z recently, welcoming the couple to the journey they hope will lead them to justice for their son.

Posing for the above snap shortly before joining the teen’s family at the NYC rally held in his honour, the ‘Deja Vu‘ performers can be seen lending their time to the cause in footage obtained by several news outlets in attendance…now available to watch in action below…



‘I’m artistic, you n****s is autistic, retarded”.

The above line, pulled from Drake‘s J.Cole assisted release ‘Jodeci’, has landed the pair in hot water this week, after an anti-bullying group called on the pair to issue an apology for it.

Full story below…


Photo courtesy:  Maciel-Twist/X17 Online

Guess which diva almost took a tumble recently, almost landing “on the floor” while leaving a swanky Hollywood nightclub?

Hint:  She lists Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and P. Diddy on her lengthy collaboration resume.  Oh yeah, and Mariah Carey isn’t exactly her biggest fan.

Think you have a clue?  Tuck in below to see if you were right:


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