As reported here, today will see ‘Girl On Fire’ Alicia Keys blaze the NBA All Star Game Halftime Show with a medley of hits, much like her 2010 showing.

As ever, while we hope to add Keys’ name to a list of the awesome performances of the platform’s past, we would be remiss not to ode those performances by collecting a few of our favorites.

Take a stroll with That Grape Juice down NBA All Star memory lane and see the best of the best do it oh so well.  Sound off below on your favorites as well:


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 Joshua Rogers, 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 Queen of Funk Chaka Khan as well as Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Alexis Spight,  and more:


Peep these snaps of  ‘Stay’ star Rihanna, stepping out with Rita Ora‘s pal Cara Delivingne in London last night.

Arriving at ‘The Box‘, Rihanna and Cara were joined by the former’s best friend Mellisa Forde, hours after she hit the runway for her new fashion venture with River Island and days after the aforementioned ‘Stay’hit #1 on US iTunes.

More below…


Hyped in earnest, Beyonce‘s hotly anticipated HBO special ‘Life Is But A Dream’ aired last night.

A never-before-seen up, close, and personal look at the life and times of today’s biggest star, the docu-film has earned rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

With new music around the corner, watch Beyonce as you never seen her before after the jump…



As reported here, multi-octave songbird Mariah Carey is hoping to take flight up charts again with her newest single due Tuesday (February 19).

Entitled ‘Almost Home’, the Stargate produced track comes as the lead single from Disney’s highly anticipated ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’ soundtrack and will also see MC collaborate with longtime friend/photographer David LaChapelle for its accompanying visual.

While we certainly await what the two are cooking up, fans looking to get a taste of what ‘Home’ is offering sonically should tuck in below for a 30 second snippet:


It’s finally here!

After days of teasers, pop superstar Beyonce‘s full tell-all with talk queen Oprah Winfrey aired tonight via the latter’s OWN network.  There, the King Bey addressed her faithful BeyHive, baby Blue Ivy, marriage to mogul Jay Z, departure from father/former manager Matthew Knowles, and so much more.

Immediately preceding the singer’s highly anticipated ‘Life Is But A Dream’ documentary on HBO, click below to see Bey in ways you’ve never before:


Take a walk down memory lane with us today, as we look back at one of our favorite Beyonce performances of all time.

Arriving at the 77th Annual Academy Awards with then fiancee Jay Z, the night saw the 24 year old perform a total of three times, honouring three of the nominated songs with her own unique takes on them- the best of these being her cover of the Andrew Lloyd Webber penned, ‘Learn To Be Lonely‘.

However, while the above marked her strongest performance, it was her take on the ‘Les Choristes’ number ‘Look To Your Path (Vois Sur Ton Chemin)’ that stands as her most interesting.

Why, you ask?

Peep the Southern belle perform the cut entirely in French below…


Peep these pics of ‘Unapologetic‘ singer Rihanna, arriving at a London hotel before the launch of her River Island outing at Fashion Week outing.

Wearing a coat previously worn by ‘Sweet Love’ Prince Chris Brown, the singer touched down in the city before she hits the catwalk for her line with the aforementioned company- her latest fashion venture since her ill fated fashion show- ‘Styled To Rock’.


This week’s That Grape Juice ‘Cover Star‘ comes from Atlantan crooner Corey Mekell. Watch as the U.S. native suits up for a slick cover of Justin Timberlake‘s long-awaited comeback single ‘Suit & Tie’ below (start at :14):

Now this is what we’re talking about!

If ‘Suit & Tie’ is the beginning of R&B’s resurgence on charts, let’s hope that acts like Corey Mekell are part of the new school that resuscitate interest the genre.  For, as the young crooner’s Youtube page evidences, he’s certainly got what it takes to do so.

Lending a very radio friendly sound to his original and cover jobs, Mekell is giving us a much needed mix of style and substance with his offerings – one that we are certainly not mad at!  Kudos to Mekell!

For more on Corey Mekell, visit his Youtube page here.


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If you haven’t been following Lady GaGa‘s career of late, it may have become a little easy to forget just why her name oft shines brightest when placed next to most of her contemporaries.

Now, in case it’s been a while since you’ve seen the ‘Love Game‘ belle in action, peep her performance of ‘Fashion Of His Love‘ and ‘Just Dance’ at Montreal’s Bell Centre below!


It’s been a tricky few years for songbird Leona Lewis. Hailed as the second coming of Mariah Carey (with mammoth like success to match), the singer seemed poised for global superstardom.

Yet, a mishandled sophomore album and an incredibly mis-judged third album have left the Londoner in quite the precarious position.

And while not vocalizing the usual “artist done wrong” narrative that so many in her position employ, The X Factor alum is letting her actions do the talking instead.

Full story after the jump…


Celebrities were feeling the love this week and were lending covers to their favorite love songs left and right and two of the most talked about came from actor/heartthrob Vin Diesel & Grammy-nominated diva Tamia.

Diesel, best known for the ‘Fast & the Furious’ franchise, showed a softer side when he delivered an interesting rendition of Rihanna‘s latest hit ‘Stay’.  Performing with the tune’s recently released video playing  in the background, the showing (needless to say) definitely proves where the muscle man’s strengths truly lie.  See what we mean below:

In other celebrity covers, powerhouse vocalist Tamia showed love to crooner Bruno Mars when she took his #1 smash ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ to task – delivering a heavenly cover of the 2012 hit.  Singing like only she can, see miss Hill do her thing below:


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