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…and the good news keeps on coming!

Well, that is if you consider a fan of Pop Queen Beyonce. 

One of the millions who purchased her latest self-titled CD?

Find out how you helped the entertainer outperform herself after the jump!

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Ever eager to represent R&B in ‘mainstream waters’ is Tamar Braxton, the Grammy nominated performer who welcomed both commercial and critical acclaim last year with her sophomore album, ‘Love and War.’

Today, in a securing a promotional spot oft denied to her genre’s staples, the star joined ‘Ellen’ for a fun-filled interview which saw her promote her hit show ‘The Real’ and the aforementioned hit album.

A portion of their conversation below…

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Is Katy Perry‘s knocking on 5x Platinum door this afternoon?

Fortunately for its contributors, the answer to that question is…yes!

In the mood for good news?

Fill up on our latest serving of ‘Chart Juice’ below…

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Before the release of their collaborative cut ‘Can’t Remember To Forget’, Rihanna and Shakira have seen their mutual ‘pal’ Beyonce smash the charts with her brand new single ‘Drunk In Love’…in the United Kingdom.

Yes, as the number continues to rock the world of many US music lovers, this week brings with it good news for its UK chart run!

Details below…

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Sadly credible acts are a hard find on most talent shows, yet The X Factor UK produced just that with soulful maven Misha B.

Mentored by Kelly Rowland on the show’s 2011 series, the 21-year-old would go on to achieve both critical and commercial success with the string of singles she released – including nabbing a top 10 with the MNEK produced ‘Home Run’.

However, a parent album never followed and things – quite literally – went silent. Until now.

Taking to Facebook today, the Mancunian revealed that she’s readying a mixtape – which she previewed in video form. Check it out below…

 

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Four lengthy years have passed since Jazmine Sullivan blessed the industry with her sophomore effort ‘Love Me Back’.

And while the ‘Holding You Down’ led set didn’t ignite the charts as perhaps hoped, the project did succeed in re-affirming Sullivan as one of R&B’s brightest prospects.

Having taken a spell away from the limelight, the Soul-filled songbird is gearing up to make her long-awaited return, which – it has been confirmed – will take place in London.

Details after the jump…

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‘Don’t Speak’ singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani has animation on her mind this year, now that she’s created her very own animated TV series inspired by her long-running ‘Harajuku Lovers’ concept.

Sound exciting?!

We’ve got all the details below!

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With less than one week remaining until Shakira unleashes new single ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You (ft. Rihanna)’, the dynamo diva’s team are cranking promotional efforts into overdrive.

Currently gearing up for a return to The Voice in February, the singer this month graces the cover of Glamour Magazine.

Looking stunning as ever, the Latin superstar’s enclosed interview made for a great read too.

Flip the hood to check out what Shakira had to say about working with Ms. Fenty, motherhood, her upcoming album, and more…

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Spoiler Alert: it’s going to be amazing, but we’re sure you already knew that.

That Grape Juice was privileged to be on hand for a private screening of the highly anticipated return of OWN‘s breakaway hit ‘Tyler Perry’s The Haves & The Have Nots’.  Hosted at Grand Tribeca Hotel in New York City, the cast and industry tastemakers alike piled in for an exclusive preview for what, unbeknownst at the time, would be an unforgettable, 42 minute thrill ride.

Any doubt that the series’ season 2 premiere would not do justice to its season 1 cliff-hanger of an ending were quickly erased as the show went from zero to 100 within the first few minutes of airing.  The first captivating minutes alone were just swift reminder that ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ is a show that loves being bad and is so deliciously good at it.

Season 2’s premiere fulfills its promises of being #toodarnhot and brings viewers everything they are looking for in 42 minutes – palpable tension, entangling cast relationships (almost to a frustrating level), and comedic relief.  Well delivered comedic relief we might add.  Unexpected given that the over-the-top action on the show – a decorative “shade olympics” one might say – doesn’t border on the overflow of cheesy some might expect from a “soap opera”.

We give this one a definite A+ and hope the seasonbbrings with it more of what episode 1 was drenched in – discovery, sexiness, revenge, conflict, ambition, but most importantly, growth.  For, in all of its cattiness and thrilling moments, the show tackles some serious issues through the lens of imperfect people – a mainstay in Tyler Perry productions.

Take a word of advice from us – make sure your wig is secure before watching this premiere.  You’ll thank us later.

Your thoughts?

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Just days after stunning fans with fresh artwork from her serially delayed ‘BraveHeart’ project, Grammy-winning songstress Ashanti took to Instagram moments ago to share its long-awaited cover art.

Set for shelves on February 18th, the ‘Concrete Rose’ beauty shines afront a floral art design – a colorful replacement to its dark predecessor revealed nearly two years ago.  Kicked off with the mid-tempo ballad ‘Never Should Have’ and tunes assisted by Busta Rhymes, R. Kelly, and Rick Ross, the album will mark Ashanti’s first studio release since 2008’s ‘The Declaration’.

Want to see more from the shoot?  Tuck in below for the stunning Robert Ector-snapped shots that accompanied the album artwork:

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‘Vision of Love’ icon Mariah Carey was exactly that afront the cover of the February 2014 issue of ‘Ebony’ magazine with mogul husband Nick Cannon.  The duo is set to celebrate five years of marriage this April – a feat commemorated by a stunning cover of the lifestyle publication.

Coming soon to newsstands near you, the mag appearance comes as what is sure to be one of many opportunities fans will have to see MC as she is just a month away  from the release of the official first single from her newest album ‘Art of Letting Go’.

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She’s the Soul serving song-bird soaring responsible for the Oak & Pop-produced ‘I Don’t Care.’

However, this year’s seen Elle Varner lend herself to another act’s budding hit. This, being Kid Ink‘s Machine Gun Kelly-featured ‘No Miracles’, lifted from the entertainer’s forthcoming ‘My Own Lane’ release.

Following the release of Varner’s ‘Rover’, the video’s arrival precedes Ink’s appearance on TBS’Conan‘, on which he’ll perform ‘Show Me’ alongside Eric Bellinger and DJ Mustard!

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