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Must See: Billboard Crowns Best Selling Rapper of ‘Digital Age’

Despite album sales suffering a steep decline over the past years, single sales have conversely & steadily reported upward trends since the advent of download services such as Itunes, Amazon, and more.

And while pop acts like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, & Lady Gaga have seen their names atop many a digital tally in months past, a rap act has acted as a silent dominator – boasting almost double single sales of many of his nearest hip hop competitors.

With Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and others consistently reigning as hip hop heavyweight champs over pop and urban charts, see who Billboard recently named the best selling rapper of the ‘digital age’ (comprised of data reviewed from 2003-2012).  It may come as quite the surprise…

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Competition: Win Tickets To Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson ‘Bad 25’ Premiere & Q&A in London!

Greatness doesn’t die, it lives on and inspires. And inspire Michael Jackson will with the release of ‘Bad 25’ next month.

The hotly anticipated 25th anniversary edition of the LP arrives on September 17th and brings with it a documentary directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee.

A joint production by Lee and Sony Music, the project marks the first ever in-depth, behind the scenes film project to chronicle a Michael Jackson album (era) . The documentary features over 40 interviews conducted personally by Lee with Michael’s confidants, choreographers, musicians (including Mariah Carey, Kanye West) and other collaborators who collectively unveil the real story of this “coming of age” project through their vivid recollections of what it was like to work day in and day out and live this project with Michael.

We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away to the London premiere of the documentary on September 2nd.

Want to be in with a chance of winning? Simply answer the following question correctly:

Which of the following was NOT on ‘Bad’? ….

a) Leave Me Alone

b) Remember The Time

c) Smooth Criminal

Submit your answer, along with your full name, age, address, and telephone number to the address below. Please be sure to title entry ‘TGJ – MJ’ :

[email protected]

All entries must be received by 9am GMT Tuesday 28th August 2012!

Good luck!

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Busta Rhymes Talks Lil Wayne, Free Album And Nicki Minaj Summer Jam Drama

Two days ago- in partnership with the guys over at Google Play Busta Rhymes released the free album ‘Year Of The Dragon’, marking his first project since 2009’s ‘Back On My B.S’.

Eager to spread the word on the well received release, the Rapper took to Hot 97 for a conversation with seasoned host Angie Martinez.

A conversation, which saw him speak openly on recent remarks made by Lil Wayne on the city of New York, the concept behind the new album and his thoughts on Nicki Minaj‘s infamous ‘Summer Jam’ drama.

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That Grape Juice Interviews Iggy Azalea

She’s the scorching new edition to the Rap pack, rising to fame via the controversial yet well received number ‘PUY‘.

Now, one year after her explosive arrival on the scene, Iggy Azalea readies the release of her debut album ‘The New Classic’, set to launch later on this year.

So, ever eager to serve the content you love, That Grape Juice caught up with the MC days ago for an interview on music, fame, ‘Classic’ and… Azealia Banks.

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Sneak Peek: Ciara Shares News On New Album With Centric (Video)

R&B stageblazer Ciara has already warmed fans up with her latest comeback single ‘Sweat‘.  Now as heat rises in anticipation of her new ‘Epic’ album ‘One Woman Army’, C-squad and co can expect to catch the Atlanta native marching on the promo trail for months to come in its support.

As we patiently await ‘Sorry’, the Crunk N’ B royal readies a guest spot on  Centric’s ‘Hot 10’ to dish on her new project and give fans the ‘Goodies’ on what they can expect of it sonically and conceptually.

Set to air August 25th, get into what Miss Cici is sharing below:

 

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Watch: Trey Songz – ‘Countdown To Chapter V’ (Episodes 4 & 5)

Despite the release of his 5th studio effort ‘Chapter V’ two days ago (to less than stellar projected sales), ‘Bottom’s Up’ bleater Trey Songz is still continuing his traipse of the promo trail in its support.

Taking to Youtube to unveil the final chapter of his 5-video ‘Countdown′ series – get your look at some of the more interesting behind the scenes moments of the promo and more in episodes 4 & 5 below:

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Watch: Brandy Unveils ‘Wildest Dreams’ Release Date, Talks Possible Drake Collabo

Once ‘Departed’ diva Brandy is booming back onto radio and charts alike with her Chris Brown-assisted single ‘Put It Down’.

Now, as weeks dwindle down until the song’s parent album ‘Two Eleven’ lands in stores (October 16th), the songstress continues her media onslaught – most recently spotted on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B segment ‘The Juice’.

Chatting on many-a-subject, including balancing acting with music, her newest singles ‘Down’ & ‘Wildest Dreams’, and a pending duet with Drake, get into all this shared and more after the jump:

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New Video: B.o.B – ‘Out Of My Mind (Ft Nicki Minaj)’

B.o.B and Nicki Minaj team up for ‘Out Of My Mind’, the wild new video spawned by the ‘Airplanes’ star.

Featuring the unlikely pair in a number of insane scenarios, fans now can get into the video below!

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Trailer: ‘Basketball Wives LA’ – Season 2

Their Miami counterparts may not be worth watching, but it seems the ladies of Basketball Wives LA are gearing up for an unmissable season 2 later on this year.

Set to launch September 10th on VH1, the show’s second season welcomes former ‘Candy Girls‘ star Brooke Bailey and picks up from its explosive last season– which waved goodbye

Peep its trailer below, and let us know what you think…

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That Grape Juice A&R: Jennifer Hudson’s Third Studio Album

Believe it or not, only a year has passed since the release of Jennifer Hudson’s smash hit album ‘I Remember Me’.

However, with the release of her moving movie ‘Winnie’ set for launch later this year, many fans hope its release will coincide with the arrival of her third album.

Now it’s time to have your say on the creative matter.

Find out what we mean below…

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