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Hot Shots: VEVO Launch Party

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Last evening the Skylight Studio, New York hosted the official launch of VEVO, the music video website started by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. Some of the biggest names in Pop, Country and Urban entertainment appeared at the venue to debut their latest projects. Check out some the shots below:

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Mariah Carey shut everyone down with those shoes!

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Ciara experimented with this ‘look’. Okay then…

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50 Cent and Mary J. Blige posed for the cameras.

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Lady GaGa wowed the crowd with a performance of ‘Speechless’ from her ‘The Fame Monster’ LP.

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John Legend kept warm in this ensemble.

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Wyclef Jean was enjoying the festivities.

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Music executive Doug Morris, L.A. Reid, and Mariah Carey were clearly some of the most powerful people at the event. O yeah, and Rihanna’s in the picture as well.


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Chris Brown Readies ‘Pass Out’ As Next Single

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During a recent playback of his comeback effort ‘Graffiti’ for MTV, Chris Brown confirmed that the Eva Simons-assisted ‘Pass Out’ will serve as the LP’s next single along with ‘Sing Like Me’.

While ‘Pass Out’ will be serviced to Pop radio and TV stations, ‘Sing Like Me’ (the album’s standout cut IMO) will receive the Urban treatment. {Source}

Major props to whoever is selecting Chris’ singles for this project, as each decision made has been logical, well-thought out and all round the best possible pick IMO. An interesting observation, as I can name countless album’s which have faltered, despite having some great material, due to crappy single choices.

In any case, check out ‘Pass Out’ below:

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Your Top 5 Songs Of The Moment?

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It’s that time again! That Grape Juice wants to see what you all are listening to. Which 5 tracks have you got on constant rotation at the moment?

Remember, it doesn’t have to be limited to Urban music; could be something new, Throwback, religious, even something you made yourself LOL. Drop a comment in the comments section. Mine are – in no particular order:

1) Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart – Alicia Keys
2) Monster – Lady GaGa
3) I Am – Mary J. Blige
4) Put It In A Love Song – Alicia & Beyonce
5) Sing Like Me – Chris Brown

What are Your Top 5 Songs of The Moment?

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New Video: Mariah Carey – ‘H.A.T.E.U.’

Moments ago, Mariah Carey released the highly anticipated video for her new single ‘H.A.T.E.U.’ The clip was directed by Brett Ratner and shot in two locations: New York and Malibu. ‘H.A.T.E.U.’ has thus far peaked at #76 on the Hip-Hop/R&B charts.

Ever had the feeling that you’ve just been ‘Punk’d’? Well that’s what I’m experiencing at this very moment. Wasn’t the video filmed at two different locations? Wasn’t Mariah supposed to be wearing actual clothes in some of the shots? As much I support the ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it’ adage, I sense that it is high time that MC starts showing some variation in her productions because quite frankly, I’m tired of looking at an extended series of glamour shots in every video. In fact, what does running around on the beach have to do with the song?

Hopefully, this is just one version of the clip. Nevertheless, this is going into the box at the back of my mind with the ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ video; never to be spoken of again.


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New Video – Mary J. Blige – ‘I Am’

Mary J. Blige‘s video for new single ‘I Am’, the lead single from her forthcoming LP ‘Stronger With Each Tear’,’ premiered within the hour. Though rather simplistic, I’m loving the visuals in the clip; Mary looks great and it’s evident money was spent on this one – even if only on the setting and the overall gloss of the vid. What’s more, the video is befitting to the song, which I’ve had on replay for the longest while and gets better with every listen.

Stronger With Each Tear’ hits stores December 21st.

What do you think of the song / video?

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New Video: 50 Cent – ‘Do You Think About Me’ (Starring Vivica Fox)

The video for rapper 50 Cent’s latest single ‘Do You Think About Me’ premiered a few minutes ago on Vevo. Though the song is kinda ‘just there’. the video – which interesting stars one-time girlfriend Vivaca Fox along with actress Tamala Jones and Tahiry – does make for quite engaging viewing. Whether it’ll do enough to revive Fiddy’s ‘Before I Self Destruct’ LP, which is in relative freefall on the charts, remains to be seen.

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Usher – ‘Raymond vs Raymond’ Cover

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Check out the official album cover for Usher‘s forthcoming effort ‘Raymond vs Raymond’, which is now due March 1st 2010.

What do you think of the cover?

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Hot Shots: Mariah Carey At VEVO Launch

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Pop icon Mariah Carey made an appearance at Skylight Studio, New York for the official launch of VEVO. The diva premiered the video for her new single ‘H.A.T.E.U.’ at the event before mingling with some of he other attendees. Peep more pictures from the event blow:

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Mariah and husband Nick Cannon posed for the paparazzi.

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The singer also met rising star Taylor Swift.

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Rihanna and Mariah shared a fun moment, contrary to reports that the two are feuding.

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I wonder what they were talking about…?

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New Video: Timbaland – ‘Say Something (ft. Drake)’

The video ‘Say Something’, the Drake-assisted 2nd single from Timbaland‘s ‘Shock Value II’ LP, surfaced a few moments ago. Check it out above…

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Whitney Covers InStyle Magazine

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A radiant looking Whitney Houston features in the January 2010 issue of InStyle magazine. Peep more pics from the feature below (Nippy is giving me everything in that last pic…work!):

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