Monica’s official ‘Still Standing’ album cover was released today. The singer is currently shooting the video for the LP’s first single ‘Everything to Me’ this week in Los Angeles. ‘Still Standing’ hits stores on March 23rd.
UK band Sade performed their hit song ‘Soldier of Love‘ on ‘The Today Show’ today. The song has thus far peaked at #6 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart and #58 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their ‘Soldier of Love’ LP hit stores in the US today.
Lead singer Sade Adu has the kind of subtle passion that continues to give audiences chills after all these years. It’s amazing to witness this band’s impact on the charts given the fact that this week marks their first official period of mainstream promotional efforts. I am eager to see the numbers that the album manages to accumulate. Check out their performance on BET’s ’106 & Park’ below:
Global star Kelly Rowland is currently wrapping up the recording process of her hotly anticipated third studio album; and That Grape Juice can EXCLUSIVELY confirm that the 28 year old singer has recently enlisted hit-maker Ne-Yo for the project. The ‘Miss Independent’ singer/songwriter joins the likes of Brian Kennedy, Jermaine Dupri, Bangladesh, Baby Face, Toby Gad, David Guetta, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Bryan-Michael Cox, Eric Hudson, and The Stereotypes, all of whom Rowland has worked with on the album.
As previously reported, the Destiny’s Child alumni is preparing to formally announce her new record deal with Universal Motown, home to the likes of Lil’ Wayne and Young Money, Akon, and Nelly.
Granted the work of above-mentioned list of producers may not all make it onto the final tracklist, it certainly makes for an exciting read as well as awesome prospects for the sound of Ms. Kelly’s record. Now that Ne-Yo is on board, things are looking even better. With Kelly looking to fuse Urban and Dance this go round, I’d certainly welcome Ne-Yo serving up something in the vein of ‘Closer’ and/or ‘Miss Independent’ for our girl. I guess time will tell. One thing is for sure….we can’t wait to hear it!
Check out the one and only Beyonce on the video set of ‘Put It In A Love Song’, Alicia Keys’ chart-smash-in-waiting which the 28 year old features on. The shoot took place today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thus far the video looks like it’ll be a winner. Can’t wait!
Check out this sneak peek at Rihanna‘s video for new single ‘Rude Boy’. (We’re reserving judgment until seeing the video in its entirety). The Melina directed clip premieres on Thursday.
The incomparable Alicia Keys dazzled in a flowing white gown as she filmed the video for brand new single ‘Put It In A Love Song’ in Brazil today. While more pics are certain to surface shortly, as featuring artist Beyonce shoots her scenes today, you can check out more snaps of Alicia below (courtesy of Alicia Keys Daily):
In a recent interview WPGC radio, Covergirl model Rihanna discussed what she believes to be the biggest misconception about her – that she’s a “bitch”. Check out the video above for her explanation of why folk seem to assess her as such.
R&B veteran R. Kelly has revealed that he has more ‘Trapped In The Closet’ chapters ready for release – that is, only if fans want to see and hear.
Originally debuting in 2005, the hip-hopera, as Kelly then deemed it, was a collection of songs which related to a particular narrative; with each chapter connecting to the next. As I’m sure most of you know already, the first-of-its-kind release was hugely successful, with radio and consumer lapping it up. What we’re keen to find out though…
Do you want more ‘Trapped In The Closet’?
Check out these stunning new promotional snaps of Whitney Houston, which were shot by noted photographer Randee St Nicholas for the singer’s ‘Nothin’ But Love’ world tour. Check out more after the jump…
Chris Brown was seen on the streets of Miami recently. There is still no word on when the singer will release the 3rd single from his ‘Graffiti’ album, ‘Pass Out’. Check out more images below: