Looks like that Adele reign just won’t let up. For, shortly after learning her 2012 hit Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ was nominated for an Academy Award, the 9-time Grammy winner can now add ‘Golden Globe’ winner to her long list of achievements.
Indeed, the world may be waiting for her highly anticipated return to stage at the Oscar ceremony, but for now her “return to stage” has come in the form of a hilarious acceptance speech as she accepts the ‘Best Song’ award from tonight’s ‘Golden Globe’ festivities:
If Brandy is the anointed Vocal Bible, then New Jersey-born beauty Lachardon is undoubtedly one of her faithful disciples. Armed with a jazzy melisma rivaled by few you’ll find, Lachardon – born LaTayvia Cherry – has sweetly slipped her infectious vocal stylings all over well known hits for the last few years much to critical acclaim.
Now, the songstress is hard at work mixing up ‘Lemonade’ – her debut EP. Executive produced by Cherry herself, the set is on board to showcase the same honey vocals that have drawn many to buzz. Reportedly eyeing a May 2013 for release (That Grape Juice learned exclusively), to that we exclaim…if this is the ‘Lemonade’ she’s serving – we’re definitely buying!
Click below for New Jersey’s best kept secret’s take on past hits like Aaliyah‘s ‘Rock the Boat’, Beyonce’s ‘1+1’, and her uncanny Brandy impersonation:
With the 2013 Grammy Awards now less than a month away, one would think Frank Ocean had enough to look forward to this year- following the birth of his debut album last year.
However, before he’s set to win big at the star studded event, tonight welcomed news that cements his status as one of the world’s fastest rising commercial acts…and the unassuming saviour of Contemporary R&B.
“You don’t have to love me, but you will respect me, cause I’m a boss!”
She was the first girl to scream on a track, she switched up the beat of the drum and brought all the boys to the yard: yeah we’re talking Kelis and her hit single ‘Bossy’. The 2006 release is this week’s From The Vault selection.
After branching out from the masterminds behind her first three LP’s – the Neptunes – Kelis mixed things up, and begun working with different producers and writers, including Bangladesh and the ever in-demand Sean Garrett. Together the trio cooked up this gem of track.
The 808-driven cut (like its housing album, ‘Kelis Was Here’) was a marked departure from Ms Rogers’ previous material, aiming for a more “contemporary” sound in a bid to capitalize on her previous worldwide smash ‘Milkshake’.
Released in Spring 2006 as the launching single from ‘Kelis Was Here’ album, ‘Bossy’ managed to chart inside both the US Hot 100 and Hot Hip-Hop/R&B tallies at #16 and #11 respectively. It failed to achieve the same feat in the UK where it peaked at #22 but got to the 18th position of the Australian chart.
Though not as successful as the aforementioned ‘Milksake’, it remains one of the artist’s most recognizable songs and wouldn’t sound out of place alongside some of today’s Urban hits such as Rihanna‘s ‘Pour It Up’ or Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘Swimming Pool (Drank)’.
For the video, director Mark Klasfeld made the former Mrs Nas embrace her inner glamour diva, and she can be seen enjoying a pool party with her posse as well as rocking a cocktail reception all the while displaying some high-fashion clothes including THATswimsuit. Put simply, the clip serves up edgy, tasteful, all the while looking like a magazine editorial.
With the Harlem-bred singer hard at work on her sixth album, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Fleshtone’, we must admit that having loved her more electronic offerings, we’re praying she re-embraces, even for a few songs, the very musical style that brought her to our attention in the first place – hard-hitting R&B.
Either way it’s a given we’re in for a tasty treat whenever she’s ready to embark on the next phase in her career.
For one reason or another, the success of its individual members have gone some way to overshadow the impact Destiny’s Child made as a collective.
Shifting 17.5 million units in the US alone, reports of the trio’s forthcoming ‘Superbowl 2013‘ reunion reached fever pitch with the release of a new single, ‘Nuclear’and confirmation of a new release, billed ‘Love Songs‘.
Both of which, if the iTunes UK is anything to go by, has seen the group enjoy a substantial sales spike in the market- securing them a number of Top Ten digital spots.
As flop albums go, Nelly Furtado is re-writing the “rule book”.
For, despite her latest LP selling just 6000 copies first week in the US last year, the Canadian star is pressing on with promotion. A commendable decision, yet one which is seeing her confronted with blunt questions about her commercial relevancy – to her face.
One such instance is a new interview with Gig City, who quizzed ‘The Spirit Indestructible’ singer on “why she’s not famous any more”.
What did the 34 year old say in response? Her answer awaits after the jump…
The stars shined bright last night for the BET Honors 2013.
Major names including Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, as well as newcomer Luke James were in attendance at the Warner Theater for the Washington DC event – which this year honored Chaka Khan, Lisa Leslie, Halle Berry and others.
Check out pics from the red carpet and be sure to let us know who rocked it and who should have, perhaps, filed quietly to their seats!
Be sure to check out the BET Honors on (you guessed it) BET on February 13th.
Fans of Bravo’s top show ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ are no stranger to the endless string of memorable quotes from newcomer Kenya Moore. Moore, 41, joins the show after the departure of Sheree Whitfield (famous for quote ‘Who Gon’ Check Me Boo’).
Interestingly, as Whitfield’s famed quote was later developed into a song, it appears Moore is ready to follow suit in transforming her quote ‘I’m gone with the wind fabulous’ into a full length tune.
Set to debut on Itunes tomorrow (Sunday, January 13th), the former Miss USA is also said to be performing the new single on Andy Cohen‘s ‘Watch What Happens Live’. Watch the reaction of T-Boz and Tatyana Ali when they’re given a sample of what to expect from the feature below: