After whipping up a frenzy with her debut ‘Pink Friday’ in 2010, this week sees Nicki Minaj stake her claim as a formidable chart force with the arrival of her eagerly awaited sophomore set ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘.
A pick ‘n’ mix of genres, the project is split loosely in two; a musical melee, the set finds itself divided between songs rolled in Hip-Hop grit and others soaked in Pop fantasy.
Boasting a tracklist as polarised as the artist performing them, the question on the lips of many remains: beyond the wigs, schtick, and “eccentric”, does Nicki deliver on the most important release of her career?
As is the case with many acts, Nicki Minaj is eager to avoid the infamous sophomore slump.
Indeed, despite her debut LP being the 7th highest selling release in 2011, the concern around sales of its follow up ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘ is ever present- following its untimely leak last week.
So in response the concern, Minaj shared her ambitions with Power 105.1‘s ‘DJ Clue Show’, explaining how she feels it will do.
By Sam on Tuesday 3rd Apr 2012 | Filed Under Top 5
It’s that time again! That Grape Juice wants to see what you all are listening to. Which 5 tracks have you got on constant rotation at the moment?
Remember, it doesn’t have to be limited to Urban music; could be something new, Throwback, religious, even something you made yourself! Drop a comment in the comments section. Ours are below – in no particular order:
Hosted by Carson Daly, the US talent-search sees judges Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, and Blake Shelton conduct “blind auditions” in hope of finding the next big star. The winner of the competition lands major recording contract with Universal Republic.
Check out episode 10 -the first of the “live shows”- after the jump…
Hard to believe it’s nearly been two months since the music world lost ‘The Voice’, pop icon Whitney Houston. And while fans continue to grieve, inarguably, no two people were affected more by the loss than Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina and her mother Cissy.
Always very vocal about the closeness of each relationship respectively with the ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer, Bobbi K. took to Oprah last month to update fans on her status. But, while niece Dionne Warwick has kept viewers in the loop on Cissy’s well-being, Whitney’s mom has been mum from the time surrounding and following the singer’s death…until now.
For the first time in a televised showing, the diva’s mother tells all in a revealing, yet touching interview. See it all after the jump:
While most entertainers gloss over their career lows, Halle Berry embraced hers.
A catastrophic flop at the box office, the actress’ 2004 role as ‘Catwoman’ saw her hit rock bottom professionally (despite pocketing a cool $12.5 million for the lead).
Costing $100 million to produce, the movie made a paltry $17 million in the US during its first weekend. And while its global gross (+rentals) saw it eventually recoup $82 million, it is still universally cited as one of the worst big screen disasters in recent memory.
Yet instead of hide, the feat saw the Oscar winner hold her head high as she accepted the award for Worst Actress at the 2005 Razzie Awards – a show which annually recognises the biggest crimes against film.
With wicked wit and charm, Berry offered a speech which ultimately saw her have the last laugh. Peep the hilarity above!