Ciara didn’t have to celebrate her 25th birthday alone this year. The ‘Ride’ performer partied at Greenhouse with one of the few people who could compete with her on the dancefloor, Chris Brown.
Shakira gave her fans a special surprise after her ‘Sale El Sol’ world tour stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The hip-shaking diva ventured into the parking lot after the show and performed an unexpected encore of her new single, ‘Loca’, for the departing patrons. Peep all the action below:
The video for Alexandra Burke‘s latest single ‘The Silence’ premièred today. Check out the clip for the re-recorded Red One cut after the jump…
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Chris Brown was spotted in New York City last evening. The energetic performer attended the debut of ‘Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles’ play at the Neil Simon Theatre.
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R&B star rocked the red carpet last night at the ‘Ultimate Face-Lift’ gala to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The event, which took place at Lord & Taylor‘s in New York, was also attended by the city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg – who was snapped posing with the stunning ‘Ride’ singer.
More pics below…
Randomness: While we evidently take to Ms. Harris here at That Grape Juice, it’s impossible to side-step the fact there’s some serious BS popping off behind the scenes with this ‘Basic Instinct’ project.
All signs point to the album itself having been finished some time ago; yet, despite dropping one of the hottest videos of the year with ‘Gimmie Dat’, her promotional train has barely left the station. No televised performances and minimal interviews. Do her team expect to cram the bulk of her promo-push into the week of release and/or after? If so, they may be in for a rude awakening. Singles, as most know, are used as vehicles to drive album sales. Hence if the singles aren’t being pushed (and believe that both ‘Speechless’ and ‘Gimmie Dat’ are already available on iTunes), then what do they expect back in terms of album sales?
As sad as it is to say, it’s all looking rather bleak at the moment; which has me really itching to see Ciara manage to turn it all around. For, on her end – she appears to be fulfilling her obligations as an artist (delivering hit worthy material, bettering herself as a performer – both vocally and with the choreography); yet the forces around her don’t seem to be syncing to make it all work.
Regardless of how this all pans out, it will be oh-so-interesting to see what changes, if any at all, Ms. Harris makes (see: label, management, image) after riding this campaign out.
‘Basic Instinct’ hits stores December 14th.
Pop megastar Janet Jackson continues along the promotional trail for new movie ‘For Colored Girls’. A regal looking Jackson chatted it up with the hosts of ‘The View’ yesterday about her role in the film (which is already receiving Oscar buzz), acting being her “first love”, and the future of her music career.
Peep the interview, which also features her fabulous co-star Loretta Devine, below…
Hip-Hop fans are no doubt counting down the days to the week of November 22nd. For, two of the genre’s most revered figures are set to release their respective LP’s then – Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Pink Friday’ and Kanye West with ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’.
During a recent interview with Hot 93.7, Minaj addressed the media pitting of her against West. Check out what she had to say below…
Willow and Jaden Smith have joined the extensive list of stars that have contributed to Alicia Keys’ ‘Buy Life’ campaign. Other artists who have lent their faces to the venture include Usher and Keys’ new husband, Swizz Beatz.
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It’s been a minute since Jamie Foxx topped the charts with party smash ‘Blame It’. Since then the singer/actor has been working on new LP ‘Body’ (due December 14th), with a new cut from the set having surfaced today. Titled ‘Fall For Your Type’, a snippet of the Drake-assisted track has been floating around for some time now – yet only featuring vocals from the Canadian rapper.
Take a listen to the latest incarnation of the song after the jump…
As earlier reported, Rihanna features in the latest issue of Marie Curie magazine. True to form, the Pop pretender strikes quite the pose in the shoot – which saw her don a figure-hugging Mark Fast ensemble.
Peep more pics of ‘The Noise’ below…