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Welcome to today’s edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s epic past!

Today, after celebrating the glories of world cinema, we make our way to the world of music television by revisiting Janet Jackson’s fruitful relationship with MTV which bore the ‘Janet World Tour‘ TV special.

Built to push her ‘Janet’ album, the dramatic live show was supported by Tevin Campbell, Mint Condition and others and honoured the performer’s affinity with musical theatre and Baroque-style fashion.

Ready to revisit the show with help from ‘MTV’?

Watch below…

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The Spice Girls may be a member down, but there’s been no dent in demand for what is shaping up to be one of the biggest spectacles of 2019.

This morning tickets for the group’s Spice World reunion tour went on sale, and demand was so immense that additional dates have been added to the summer stadium run already.

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Spice has been a fixture in the headlines of late.

The Jamaican star gained a whole new audience via her stint on ‘Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta’ and recently seized the added added attention to spotlight colorism in the Black community by way of new single ‘Black Hypocrisy.’ As reported, she debuted a brighter skin complexion in the promos for the track, attracting worldwide scrutiny. She later revealed that she did so to drive home her message about loving oneself. A move that drew applause.

Now, however, she finds herself in a drama of another sort after clashing with a radio host during a mixtape release party.

Head below to find out what went down…

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Fierce Florida duo the City Girls have been making all the right waves of late and aim to amplify their viva with the release of their debut album ‘G I R L C O D E.’

Due November 16th, the set promises more of the unapologetic swagger that has  garnered JT and Yung Miami support from the likes of Drake (‘In My Feelings’)Trina, and their fans the world over.

Case in point fire-filled jam ‘Twerk,’ which arrived today.

Bold, braggadocios, and blazing, the the dance anthem awaits after the jump…

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Aston Merrygold of the Urban Pop force JLS treated his fans to more solo material today by dropping a brand new cut named ‘Bon Appetit.’

Written as an ode to his sweet tooth, the track is the latest jam he has dropped to build anticipation for his forthcoming album and follows the success he has enjoyed as a television personality since JLS parted ways in 2013.

Hungry?

Dine at Merrygold’s musical table below…

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In a shocking development, it’s been confirmed that British Pop belles Little Mix have parted ways with longtime label – Syco Music. A move that comes one week before their fifth studio album ‘LM5’ hits stores.

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The actress Letitia Wright is spilling the beans on Rihanna‘s top secret project.

Or did she?

Exciting news below…

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Mariah Carey is making moves to ensure the roll-out of new album ‘Caution’ is an event.

For, Mimi has just announced an immersive exhibition designed to celebrate all things MC.

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Nicki Minaj‘s affiliation with Tekashi 69 is putting more than her reputation in danger.

Worrying news below…

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Ariana Grande threw the rulebook out of the window when she surprise-released new song ‘Thank U, Next’ last week – a track not lifted from the album she’s currently promoting ‘Sweetener.’

Well, her flouting of the traditional  route has paid off. Because the song has premiered at #1 in the UK.

Dive below for details…

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Little Mix are strutting on full steam to the release of their fifth studio album ‘LM5.’

Set to land in stores and on streaming services next Friday (November 16th), the set is preceded by official single ‘Woman Like Me (ft. Nicki Minaj)’ and a slew of promotional tracks – the latest of which is ‘Told You So.’

Co-produced and penned by MNEK (who helmed the still-tantalizing ‘Touch’), the song sees the ladies slow down the tempo, celebrate sisterhood, and flaunt their vocal chops.

Take a listen below…

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Netflix have secured a major coup, for Andy Serkis‘ hotly anticipated ‘Mowgli’ movie will be making its debut on the streaming platform next month.

It’s the latest take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic ‘The Jungle Book’ – which Disney brought to the big screen in 1967 and again in 2016.

However, Serkis’ incarnation skew much darker and grittier than past versions and – per its title – will put the spotlight on the main character even more.

Due December 7th (ahead of a brief theatrical run), the Rohan Chand led live-action flick will explore Mowgli’s backstory and introduce more human characters into the famed narrative; one which sees a young boy raised by animals in the Indian jungle.

Watch the must-see trailer below…

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