With Kelly Rowland‘s “stock” higher than ever, the Destiny’s Child alum continues to up her diva with a series of high profile performances. The latest, at the 16th Annual Power of Love Gala, saw the 31 year old take to the stage with the legendary Stevie Wonder to perform Whitney Houston‘s ‘Greatest Love Of All’.
Peep pics of the ‘Motivation’ songbird working it out as she arrived as the Las Vegas event below…
From The Vault this week journey’s back to the mid 1990’s, a time where urban super-groups such as Boyz II Men, Blackstreet and Xscape were setting the charts alight.
Today’s pick comes courtesy of R&B legends Jodeci‘s ‘Love U 4 Life’.
The mellow serenade was released as the second offering of the boys’ third and last album, ‘The Show, The After Party, The Hotel’ back in 1995. It charted at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 while faring much better on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles tally at #8.
‘Love’ is considered an all-time classic by many a music lover which is partly due to its epic accompanying video. The big-budget affair sees Run DMC’s very own Rev Run officiating a lavish wedding ceremony between group member Dalvin DeGrate and then girlfriend Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins from the mighty TLC. (side note: there is also a brief cameo by Timbaland and pals Ginuwine, Magoo and Playa).
With only three album released during their 5 year tenure, the quartet has established itself as a landmark in R&B music and has inspired a new breed of singers. Still, although the 00’s saw the rise of bands such as 112 and Jagged Edge – who we must say took many pages from the Jodeci book, and rightfully so – nothing ever came close to the real thing.
Today the world stopped to say goodbye to Grammy-winning pop icon Whitney Houston. Laid to rest at Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church, the very church where she got her start, tearful mourners watched the emotional service with hopes of saying farewell to the fallen icon. With an unparalleled career that moved over 170 million albums and landed 11 number 1 singles (7 of them consecutively) with just 6 LPs and 2 soundtracks, Miss Houston has left behind a legacy that will know no rival.
Even with such a well loved catalogue, there are a number of tunes oft-overlooked of the ‘So Emotional’ singer’s discography. In such, That Grape Juice looks to honor ‘The Voice’ by sharing our favorites from her illustrious collection. Get into them below:
Since announcing the arrival of her new album ‘MDNA’, Madonna has ensured she be the subject of many a headline. And while her “Pop royal” status was always going to command the attention of the masses, it’s her comments on megastar Lady GaGa which has drawn the most gasps.
Indeed, the Material Girl has not held back in relaying her belief that the ‘Born This Way’ singer’s output has been “reductive” and lifted from her own.
Ever keen to hear what the masses think, That Grape Juice hit the streets of Hollywood to hear what folk are saying about the matter.
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