Remember the time Tyson Beckford and Wendy Williams locked horns on a red carpet?
Meet us below to revisit the wild moment in this week’s Retro Rewind below…
Toni Braxton is back and blazing the promotional trail in support of new Lifetime movie ‘Faith Under Fire’ and upcoming album ‘Sex & Cigarettes.’
The legend’s latest stop was ‘Sway In The Morning,’ where she waxed candid about both projects.
Set to air tonight, ‘Faith’ sees Braxton take on the role of a single mom from Georgia who saved hundreds of lives when she convinced a mentally ill gunman to stand down in his attempt to hurt children in a Decatur elementary school.
Elsewhere, the 50-year-old spilled on what fans can expect from her first LP in seven years when it arrives later this year.
Peep the full sit-down below…
Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
This week we get to know Alicia Keys’ hit 2003 single ‘You Don’t Know My Name’ all over again. Produced by Kanye West, ‘Name’ – a 70s-inspired, doo-wop cut – featured background vocals from then-little known singer/songwriter John Legend. Kicking off the singer’s highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Diary of Alicia Keys’ (click here to read our full ode to that project), the tune was a mainstay in the top 10 on the Hot 100 at its popularity height and eventually nested at #3 where it peaked this week 14 years ago.
Tuck in below to reminisce and see who joined her in the Hot 100 this week in 2004:
Will the third time be the charm for Justin Timberlake‘s (seemingly) ill-fated new album, ‘Man of the Woods’? If the response to the set’s tertiary single, ‘Say Something’ (featuring Chris Stapleton) is any indication, the answer is a resounding “yes”!
As fans know, the first two releases from ‘Man of the Woods’ – the funky/futuristic ‘Filthy’ & country/hip-hop-hinged ‘Supplies’ – have been mainstays in the top 20 on digital sales charts since their respective releases, but they were both blocked from topping the tally by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars (as we reported here), Camila Cabello, and more.
Fast forward three weeks later to the anthemic ‘Say Something’ and it appears JT is en route to the hit he’s been waiting for. Just a day after its video’s premiere, ‘Something’ has not only topped the iTunes charts (a feat its predecessors couldn’t boast), but has already amassed over 4 million views on Youtube. To put that into perspective, ‘Supplies’ – which premiered on January 18 – has only garnered 11 million views (as of time reported).
See inside for more:
Lauded for its unique and suspenseful take on the happenings behind the scenes at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), BET’s primetime drama ‘The Quad’ – led by Tony Award-winning/Grammy-nominated actress Anika Noni Rose – burst onto the scene last year a winner among critics and fans.
Debuting with a 2-hour pilot, a la BET’s other hit drama, ‘Being Mary Jane,’ the response to the film was clear indication viewers wanted to know more about the show’s well-developed characters. Once season 1 wrapped in March 2017, there was little buzz surrounding the show until late last year when promo began to circulate around its season 2 return.
That return, January 23rd at 10/9c, may have had Twitter ticking, but official ratings reflect anything but excitement. Seeing a significant dip in viewership (compared to that of most episodes in season 1), tuck in below to see just how many people tuned in: (more…)
Fifth Harmony are all about unity – now more than ever. But next week will see the members of the popular group duke it out on Lip Sync Battle.
And, in a cool angle, most of the ladies will be transforming into fly female superstars.
Indeed, Normani is taking on a ‘Bootylicious’ Beyonce, Lauren will aim to amaze as Amy Winehouse, while Ally heats up the stage as Jennifer Lopez and Dinah dazzles as …a character from Disney flick ‘Moana’ (we did say “most”).
Ahead of the broadcast next Thursday at 10pm on Spike, peep pics and a teaser clip below…
Rita Ora and Liam Payne have premiered th ‘For You.’ video – their collaboration for the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ movie soundtrack.
It’s officially Grammy Awards Weekend and Warner Music kicked off festivities with a star-studded pre-show gala.
A whose who of the label’s roster showed up and showed out, including Ciara, Cardi B, Missy Elliott, and Janelle Monae.
It’s gearing up to be a busy year for many of the ladies; Cardi (who also performed at the bash) will see her much anticipated album debut arrive in a matter of months. She’ll also be teaming with Rita for new song ‘Girl Girls Girls’ (which That Grape Juice exclusively reported on last month).
CiCi will also be looking to make a splash with premiere offering for the label – to whom she signed at six months pregnant in 2017.
‘Love & Hip-Hop Miami’ has proven to be compelling viewing straight of the gate thanks to its spotlighting of serious issues (amidst the madness).
One of said issues is colorism and newcomer Amara La Negra has led that debate with specific reference to the hardships of being accepted as Afro-Latina — within the Latin community and beyond.
Amidst all the discussion though, it’s been easy to forget that Amara is an artist and is prepping new music to facilitate a crossover into the mainstream arena.
A recent signee of BMG, a release is said to be imminent to capitalize on the buzz of the show. To whet appetites, Amara and producer Rock City shared a preview.
Check it out below…
Migos‘ ‘Culture II’ is now available to purchase from all major retailers.
Good news for fans? No doubt.
However, unwilling to celebrate the set’s release are those who were appalled by lyrics unleashed by the group’s member Offset in which he used the word “queers.”
Offset releasing a song that says “I do not vibe with queers” as one of the lyrics……
in this day and age??? in this ECONOMY????
— meghan currie (@meghancurrrie) January 18, 2018
With this in mind there are some who fear the backlash the performer received may wreak havoc on their new set’s opening week number?
Do you think it will?
Listen to the album and weigh in below…