Sometimes, in the heat of ‘stan debate’ and sales scrutiny, it’s easy to forget that the artists we support are in fact key global figures, with real impact on the world we live in.
From Rihanna‘s controversial ‘Man Down’ video to GaGa‘s ‘shameless’ stance on fame culture, recent years have seen sociologists dig deep to discover just how celebrities are shaping contemporary views and perceptions.
Now find out why one University is dedicating an entire course to ‘Single Ladies‘ maestra Beyonce, below…
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star is Nezanet. The Londoner serves up a stirring take on Kelly Rowland‘s R&B smash ‘Motivation’.
Check out her showing below:
Lyrics on the phone aside, Nez nailed this! Confident and controlled, she delivered a fresh take on a great song. Indeed, her adlibs were the variety we wish Rowland herself would dabble with more – both on record and live.
Great performance; the type the British industry would benefit from seeing much more of on our charts.
Clearly, “age ain’t nothing but a number” for a certain Jennifer Lopez.
The diva, 42, looked at least twenty years younger when snapped on the set of a new L’OrealSunblock ad this week. Donning a white bikini, the mother of two sizzled as she struck pose after effortless pose.
2012 is certainly shaping up to be a busy year for a certain R&B bad boy. Already gaining ground for his highly anticipated, ‘Strip’– led 5th LP ‘Fortune’ (the followup to 2011’s ‘F.A.M.E.’), fans were recently set abuzz by the mere mention of ‘She Ain’t You’ singer Chris Brown‘s attendance at this year’s Grammys (as former girlfriend Rihanna is set to perform). Now, E! Online reports that the Virginian will hit the stage at the ceremony in support of his forthcoming effort.
If such news prove true Brown would be joining a list of performers that already includes Nicki Minaj, The Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars,Coldplay, and, of course, Rihanna. The inclusion of the latter’s name on the bill is certainly to cause quite a stir as the two have seen frequent reports surface over the last weeks of their coincidental same location appearances.
Ke$ha serves up the “LOL’s” in the outrageous video for ‘Sleazy Remix 2.0’.
The track itself sees guest appearances from a host of Hip-Hop titans including Andre 3000, T.I. & Lil’ Wayne. Yet, instead of flying in the troop, the talk-singer cast drag queens, the elderly, and more, to lip-sync the rapper’s bars.