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‘Well Done’ is the aptly-titled debut EP of gospel music’s latest phenom Joshua Rogers.

Affectionately christened “Young Buck” by gospel legend Kirk Franklin, the 18-year-old South Carolinian has taken the genre by storm since becoming the first male contestant to win BET’s beloved gospel singing competition ‘Sunday’s Best’.  And, if our chat with him is any indication, the storm has just begun brewing.

Chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice, the ‘We Expect You’ wailer dishes on what fans can expect from his Music World Gospel debut (December 4th), working with James “Big Jim” Wright (whose production credits include Beyonce, Mariah Carey), and shares thoughts on if he’d ever pursue a secular music career.

As always, this is a must read:

Click here to read the interview!

Click here to read the interview!

 

 

For US Rihanna fans, this week’s chart dealt a shocking blow when it revealed her new LP ‘Unapologetic‘ had suffered a 70% sales decrease, just one week after release.

However, all is not lost. Yes, in what does go some way in flaunting the puppet’s global star power, this week has seen sales of the album draw nearer to 1 million units sold worldwide point.

Exciting news below…

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Joining Frank Ocean and Brandy at the forefront of R&B’s rival comes Miguel, the one time underdog taking the world of music by force and by storm.

Watching his second album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream‘ score multiple Grammy nods earlier this week, the last year has seen the star stand as one of his genre’s fastest selling contributors, with the LP edging nearer to Gold status week on week.

Now, in celebration of his ‘Grammy recognition’, we shine a light on one of our favorite cuts from the record- a scorching piece named ‘Use Me‘.

Got an ear to spare? Listen below…

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Staking his claim as a global act this week is Bruno Mars, currently in the UK to promote his new album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’.

Last night, for his latest media appearance, the upbeat performer hit ‘Graham Norton‘s stage to serve a live rendition of his new single ‘Locked Out Of Heaven‘.

Currently #1 on in the nation’s iTunes chart, watch Mars rock the cut with his band below!

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Brandy continued along the ‘Two Eleven’ promo train last night, stopping by CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’.

The brief, yet insightful interview saw the former America’s Got Talent judges chat it up about Whitney Houston, motherhood, returning to the spotlight, and much more.

Check it out below…

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To celebrate the release of JoJo hotly anticipated mixtape, ‘Agape’, the Pop powerhouse will be taking front stage centre on That Grape Juice’s The Splash!

The acoustic set will see the 21 year old serve up rousing renditions of some of her biggest hits, as well as new material from the free collection which arrives on December 20th.

As the most active Urban Pop community on the ‘net, That Grape Juice wants YOUR input! We want to know what you want to see JoJo sing on The Splash.

Vote below and be sure to keep it locked on TGJ to see if your song(s) made the final setlist!

 

 

This week’s That Grape Juice ‘Cover Star‘ comes from Youtube R&B belter Tyler Noel. Watch as the Atlantan tackles Keyshia Cole‘s latest hit ‘Trust & Believe’ below:

What sells Cole’s ‘Trust & Believe’ is not just the vocal performance, but the believability of the narration.  In such, Noel nailed it! Indeed, the singer certainly brought soaring chops to the table befitting a fair showing of the R&B hit, but also gave a convincing go at the narrative.

Attitude with vocals to back it up, that’s how we like ’em.  Kudos to Tyler!

To see more of Miss Noel, visit her Youtube channel here.

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Neo-soulstress Chrisette Michele is not playing when it comes to her ‘Charades’-led mixtape ‘Audrey Hepburn:  An Audiovisual Presentation’ mixtape.

Featuring cameos from hip hop hitmakers Wale, 2 Chainz, and more, the offering comes to tide fans over until ‘Better’ – the forthcoming studio LP from Michele due in 2013.

Check below for your first listen of Chrisette’s collection:

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Brit-Pop Girl group The Saturdays are making a beeline for the US charts – and have snagged an E! reality show to chronicle their Stateside invasion.

Already UK chart sensations, Rochelle Wiseman, Mollie King, Una Healy, Vanessa White, and Frankie Sandford, are hoping their flavoursome brand of Pop resonates with American audiences.

Peep the teaser for the show, christened ‘Chasing The Saturdays’, above. Be sure to tune in to the show when it debuts on E! on January 20th.

Your thoughts?

Daley and Jessie J each possess voices that have been hailed for injecting soulfulness back into the UK mainstream scene. As such, it’s only fitting that the newcomer and chart-topper join forces on new single ‘Remember Me’.

Due out Sunday, the pair took to Alan Carr: Chatty Man tonight to perform the track.

Watch their flavoursome showing below…

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Fresh from scoring a Grammy nomination for debut single ‘I Want You’, Soulful crooner Luke James has unwrapped the video for his latest release ‘Make Love To Me’.

Helmed by Beyonce’s creative director, Frank Gatson, the retrospective clip gives a nod to African-American artist Ernie Barnes’ ‘Sugar Shack’ painting and features cameos from many of James’ high-profile supporters – including Kelly Rowland, En Vogue‘s Terry Ellis, and Stacey Barthe.

Watch Luke soar after the jump…

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The stars aligned in Atlanta, Georgia last night, arriving in style to celebrate the 30th birthday of Urban Pop Princess Keri Hilson.

Partying with her parents, Wale, B.O.B and Dania Ramirez to name just three, the Southern belle spent the bulk of her night at Club Vanquish, days before her hotly anticipated set at the 2012 ‘VH1 Divas’ outing which will also welcome the likes of Melanie Fiona, Ciara and ‘Wish Your Love Away’ singer Brandy.

More pics below…

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