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‘Why don’t you..tell..me..where to land’.

Say hey to our friend Travis Garland, the breath of sonic fresh air gearing up to take the world of Pop by storm.

The former frontman of the Pharell backed ‘NLT’, the 23 year old singer/songwriter steps even further into the spotlight with the release of the ‘Fashionably Late Vol.II‘ EP, executive produced Usher contributors, the ‘Stereotypes‘.

With a voice the likes of JoJo, Ryan Seacrest, Ne-Yo and Ron Fair have all fallen in love, Travis is one act we here at TGJ have been excited about for while and hope you’ll understand why when you check out his material.

Seriously, this is one new act you do not want to miss out on.

Enjoy below!!

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Wonders never cease.

Somehow, between enjoying exotic vacations with Chris Brown and spilling out of East Coast nightclubs, Rihanna found time to rehearse for her forthcoming ‘Diamonds World Tour’.

Uh huh, it was news to use too, but it’s true.

Now peep her working on moves for the live performance of her Urban smash ‘Pour It Up’ days before the global show kicks off at The First Niagra Center, Buffalo.

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It’s here!

Ciara premiered her new single ‘Body Party’ on Billboard moments ago.

Produced by man of the moment Mike Will, the track (which samples Ghost Town DJ‘s ‘My Boo’) is the latest to be lifted from the diva’s hotly anticipated fifth studio album ‘One Woman Army’. 

What are you waiting for? Take a listen below…

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Fantasia is back!

Today saw the soulful songbird unwrap the slick visual for ‘Lose To Win’ – the lead single from her hotly anticipated new album ‘Side Effects Of You’.

Having pushed back the release of the said project to April 23rd, the song’s video has arrived right on time. Check it out after the jump…

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Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.  So, in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.

Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits.  Today’s offering revisits the modern R&B classic ‘The Evolution of Robin Thicke’ by blue-eyed-soulster Robin Thicke

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After a warming up with a host of buzz cuts, Ciara‘s ‘One Woman Army’ project is finally ready to give sprint.

Last week the singer announced ‘Body Party’ as the album’s next single, releasing an official snippet to titilate and tease as the weekend rang in.

Today, though, is the big day, with the Atlanta-bred beauty confirming that the full song will premiere in a mere matter of hours. Clearly excited about the roll-out, the 27 year old released footage of her singing the track acapella in a bathroom after attending a show at Paris Fashion Week.

Another preview of Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ awaits after the jump…
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Peep these shots of Pop Princess Rita Ora, rocking ‘Pyrex’ fashions in Perth yesterday morning.

Sporting the Kanye West & Jay Z approved brand as she continues her sold out tour in Australia, the ‘Where’s Your Love?’ beauty was caught on a smoothie run, picking up beverages as she made her way back to her temporary abode.

More pics below…

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As reported here,  America’s funniest family The Wayans is next up for ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’.  Speaking with Marlon, Shawn, Keenan Ivory, Damon, Kim & the gang, O is set to uncover family secrets and dish on their dynamic successes collectively and individually.

Get into the sneak peeks above!

Destiny’s Child alum Michelle Williams is one busy lady these days.

Indeed, aside from readying a new gospel album, the ‘Heard A Word’ wailer is being joined by her family for a new reality show set to begin shooting in the coming months (as reported here). But, before fans can catch a peek at Williams on the tube, they can catch her on stage as she returns to Broadway for a whirlwind tour with ‘Fela!’ the musical.

This week saw her hit Hotlanta for a press tour that saw pit stops by V-103, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and more.  Chatting about rumors of Destiny’s Child reuniting, giving dibs on her new reality trek, and reflecting on ‘wack pick up lines’, tuck in below to hear what she shares and the hilarity that comes with it:

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Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.  So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.

Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits.  With the album many attribute to the popularization of the late 90s neo-soul movement, this week’s ‘Replay’ revisits Erykah Badu‘s prized debut album ‘Baduizm’.

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After an array of delays, it seems Ashanti is finally ready to take her ‘Braveheart’ album off life-support — yet not before pushing back the LP one more time.

Full story after the jump…

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While in heavy promotion of his 2010 Grammy-winning joint album ‘Wake Up!’ with hip hop group The Roots, John Legend was tapped by American Express for their popular Youtube-aired ‘AmEx Unstaged’ concert series.

As expected, their segment primarily featuring live renditions of cuts from ‘Wake Up’ – the socially conscious set from Legend and Roots that mainly featured cover songs from the 60s and 70s about social awareness and issues.  However, the live set saw Legend lent a helping hand from fellow Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson to cover gospel classic ‘Be Grateful’ (the Hawkins Family).

For Hudson, much like Legend, saw her humble beginnings in the church (gospel) and frequently revisited tunes from the genre in her solo live sets.  The combination of Legend and Hudson, however, saw magic unlike much we’ve seen in this electropop dominated music landscape.  With Legend on keys and Hudson soaring to the rafters, the crowd sat in awe of the dynamic duo putting their 2010 spin on this gospel gem.

While both singers are due to release albums in 2013, we can’t help but hope the future sees their musical paths cross once more.

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