Urban music heavy-weights Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige kicked off their joint ‘Heart of the City’ tour in Miami’s American Airlines Arena last night (March 22nd). As well as opener The Dream, many other big names were in attendance including Kanye West and Timbaland.
For those wondering what the hell is going on with Mary’s project – after all, things seem to have gone extra quiet after ‘Just Fine’ – she will be releasing the Bryan Michael Cox produced ‘Stay Down’ as her next single.
The finale for the current season of Making The Band 4 took place yesterday in New York. Hosted by veteran MTV VJ Sway, the night saw performances by the show’s stars Danity Kane, Day26 etc, as well as an appearance by Diddy’s twins D’Lila Star and Jessie James. US visitors can catch the finale on MTV tonight at 9:00PM ET/PT.
That Grape Juice wishes you all a very Happy Easter. I hope you’re enjoying the day with your mostest and closest lol…I know I will be. Thanks for you’re continued support and remember to keep it locked on That Grape Juice!
Rapper The Game features on the cover of the latest issue of Mass Appeal magazine. As reported recently, the Compton bred star was recently released from jail after serving just 8 days of his 60 day sentence.
The ladies of Danity Kane continued along the promo trail for their new album ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’ by stopping at BET’s 106 & Park yesterday. Upon being prompted to give an acapella rendition of their hit ‘Damaged’, the girls proceeded to absolutely nail it. As a group, IMO they are vocally (and in every other way) really head and shoulders above their competition (i.e. Pussycat Dolls…remember them?).
Check out this recent performance of Kelly Rowland performing a snippet of ‘Dilemma’ as well as a full rendition of her current single ‘Daylight’ during a promo stop for Milwaukee radio station 103.7 Kiss Fm:
Granted it was a smaller, more intimate performance, I enjoyed it all the same. Kelly’s live vocals are sounding the best they’ve been in a while.
According to Billboard.com, Michelle Williams’ new album has been titled ‘Unexpected’ and is slated for an August release via Music World/Columbia. Check out their preview of the album, as well as the confirmed tracklist:
“Unexpected” boasts production from Stargate, Rico Love, the Heavyweights, Wayne Wilkins, Andrew Frampton and SoulShock & Karl. “We Break the Dawn” is the first single, set to drop in April, while the Stargate-produced “Stop This Car” is the second.
The set features pulsating beats on “Lucky Girl,” where Williams uses a vocoder; “The Greatest,” utilizes a martial drum pattern and a winding piano riff; the “Pump Up the Jam”-esque “Private Party;” and the Heavyweights-produced “Thank You,” where Williams sings, “While you were out getting yours, boy I was getting mine / I want to thank you for the times you cheated on me.”
1) Hello Heartbreak 2) We Break Tthe Dawn 3) Lucky Girl 4) The Greatest 5) Til the End of the World 6) Private Party 7) Stop This Car 8) Unexpected 9) Thank You 10) Too Young for Love
I’m real amped for Michelle’s record. August is quite a way away, but I guess they’re looking to drop two singles before the album is released.
Remember folks, That Grape Juice’s interview with Michelle is right around the corner. Have a question for her? Click here to submit them
Controversial singer Amy Winehouse posed for this revealing picture for the April issue of UK magazine Easy Living. Snapped by photographer Carolyn Djangoly, the pic is being used as part of a campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer among young women. I commend Amy for supporting such a good cause, but…