By David on Thursday 29th Sep 2011 | Filed Under JoJo
Currently on tour with Jay Sean and Joe Jonas, the last year has seen ‘Too Little Too Late‘ sensation JoJo rise from the shadows of Pop music to re emerge as one of the genre’s more promising contenders.
Now peep the singer discuss why fans can expect an eclectic sound from her upcoming album and why there was a time she was unsure if the project’s release date would even come to pass.
After the generally positive response received from her single ‘25/8‘, Hip Hop Soul Queen Mary J. Blige has confirmed the name of its follow up, a Rico Love produced cut named ‘Mr. Wrong‘.
Lifted from her upcoming ‘My Life II‘ album, due out November 21st, Love gave further details just hours ago and explained why although he wrote the song for Mary, it is in many ways a song about himself.
Black men in the music industry have never been hard to find.
In today’s musical climate, there are very few genres of music that haven’t been touched by the black male, from Jay Z and Lil Wayne in the world of Hip Hop, to British boy band JLS in the realms of Pop.
For years, the issue of how black men are portrayed in the music industry has remained a well discussed one.
With even the likes of Rapper Game airing his thoughts on why many of his own contemporaries are presented in a light contrary to their actual realities , this is one hot topic very few have little to say about.
Now we here at That Grape Juice HQ want you to weigh in…
Do Record Labels Endorse Negative Stereotypes Of Black Men To Help Boost Sales?
Peep ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ starlet Jessie J dressed in a far more revealing way than usual for Q magazine.
Featuring one of the publication’s 25 covers in celebration of its 25th anniversary, the songstress bares all in more than way one during her interview in the long awaited edition.
Discussing the disappointment she experienced when her broken leg forced her out of Katy Perry’s‘California Dreams‘ Tour, as well as why why she hopes her upcoming single ‘Who You Are‘ will enjoy similar success to her previous releases ‘Price Tag‘ and ‘Nobody’s Perfect‘.
By Sam on Thursday 29th Sep 2011 | Filed Under X Factor
The X-Factor USA is here!
Fox’s much hyped British import has finally kicked off on American soil and looks set to be the biggest show of its kind.
Featuring judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, LA Reid and Nicole Scherzinger, the show favours American Idol with its nationwide auditions. However, there is a defining twist in that groups and solo acts over 25’s are eligible to enter.
Unsurprisingly, with this being the audition phase, the talented and talent-challenged came out in equal measure for a crack at progressing to the next stage.
Check out the best and worst (as they become available) from this, the third show, below…
“Michael Jackson left the spirit of dance in Chris Grant” – Frank Gatson
For anyone else, such a billing would generate some discomfort. Yet for 23 year old Chris Grant, it’s not only a title he is humbled by, it’s one he’s keen to both embrace and honour.
A renown dancer and choreographer, the New York native has amassed a wealth of experience in his few years on the scene. Indeed, his choreography credits boast many a Beyonce stage-show, Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘On The Floor’ video, and most notably a spot on Michael Jackson’s ill-fated ‘This Is It’ concert.
With Grant eager to emerge from the shadows as an artist himself, That Grape Juice presents episode 2 of ‘Introducing…Chris Grant’.
And with it, this week, being announced that Grant will portray the King of Pop in a show-stopping solo dance tribute at next week’s ‘Michael Forever’ extravaganza, it’s apt that this edition sees him discuss what it was like working with MJ in his final days – and more.
As announced here, R&B pint-sized powerhouse Tiffany Evans is prepping fans for the release of ‘Won’t Find Me’ – the forthcoming single from her mixtape. Set for an October 1st premiere, Evans is building buzz by bringing fans a behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoot for the single.
The now-19-year-old, recently released from Matthew Knowles management, is certainly asserting her newfound independence in so many ways. And, if this shoot is anything to go by, fans ‘won’t find’ the same Tiffany they’re used to.