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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1999 #TBT

J.Lo Launches Inaugural Single To #1

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just 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.

Before any of us “knew her” (as a singer), Jennifer Lopez was seeing her Hollywood star rise on the heels of a critically acclaimed portrayal of late Tejano star Selena.  The dabble in music would prove itself a catalyst for the dancer/actress to pursue her dreams of being a singing star herself.

Enter ‘If You Had My Love.’

Pitched to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop passed on the tune reportedly saying “it would sound better if a female sang it.”  Earlier, a similar tune – ‘If I Gave Love’ recorded by powerhouse R&B vocalist Chante Moore  was set for release but rumor has it Lopez’s then-boyfriend, Sean “Puffy” Combs, swiped the song, reworked it with Rodney Jerkins and rushed his boo to record and release it.  Forcing Moore’s version to shelves, the move proved itself a lucrative one for Lopez.

With the assistance of a smoking hot video, which showed off all of Jenny’s assets, it wouldn’t be long before ‘Love’ slid to the top of the Hot 100. Ousting fellow Latin sensation Ricky Martin‘s ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ from the top spot at the top of this month in 1999, J’s inaugural hit would lead the singles chart for a month before being dethroned by Destiny’s Child.

Tuck in below to see who among your favorites dominated the charts this week in 1999:


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Swerve: M.I.A Will Still Perform At Afropunk Festival After #BlackLivesMatter Drama


M.I.A hit headlines this week after dropping out of the Afropunk Festival in London.

The rapper had come under fire from supporters of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which she scathingly criticized in an interview.

Clearly feeling the pressure from their draggings and synonymous calls for her to be axed from the line-up, the 38-year-old announced her departure from the Sept 24th extravaganza.

Yet, in an interesting move, organisers have asserted that she will be performing. They have also issued a statement addressing the controversy surrounding her comments.

Check it out below…


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Adele’s ’25’ Lands On Spotify / Singer Set To Dominate Again?

After Selling 17 Million, Is A Second Wave Of Slay Upon Us?

After confessing a reluctance to use streaming services, chart titan Adele has finally made her gargantuan selling album ‘25’ available to stream on-demand.
More on the story, including its possible impact, below…


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‘Drunk in Love’ Producer Sues Drake Over Alleged Beatdown

Producer Claims Drake Lured Him To His House And Had Him Assaulted When He Arrived


Is this the face of a calculated brute behind the assault of one of Hip-Hop’s most sought-after producers?

Read the story below and decide for yourself…


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New Song: Missy Elliott & Fall Out Boy – ‘Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)’


Missy Elliott‘s unorthodox comeback campaign continues with the release of ‘Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid).’

The track, which sees the legendary femcee team up with Fall Out Boy, is the theme for the remake of the much-loved franchise (which lands in theaters July 15th).

Elliott’s presence on the cut comes after her explosive return to the scene with ‘WTF (Where They From)’ last year.

Anticipation remains sky-high for the star’s new album; yet in the time since ‘WTF’ she’s instead served up new material by way of endorsements and features.

Pending the arrival of the LP, listen to ‘Ghostbusters’ below…


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BET Awards 2016: Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Remy Ma & More Join Line-Up

Legend To Honor Friend Prince


The 2016 BET Awards are but a few days away, yet that’s still time enough to add to its already stacked line-up of performers.

Organizers for the extravaganza have announced a slew of new names, who’ll join previously revealed stage blazers Usher, Desiigner, Future, Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Sheila E. and The Roots. 

Find out who’ll also be rocking the June 26th spectacle below…


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New Video: Fifth Harmony – ‘All In My Head (Flex) (ft. Fetty Wap)’

Follow-Up To 'Work From Home' Receives Visual


It’s here!

Fifth Harmony have unleashed the video for their new single – summer sizzler ‘All In My Head (Flex).’

Rapper Fetty Wap joins the quintet for the hyper hot affair, which features all sorts of choreography and flare.

Following the gargantuan success of ‘7/27’ lead single ‘Work From Home,’ can Lauren, Ally, Camila, Dinah, and Normani do it again with its follow-up?

Watch below and let us know!


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She’s Back! Kelis Teases New Music


‘Milkshake’ maker Kelis has gone undetected on the music radar as of late. However, if checking the former Interscope signee’s social media, it looks as though the musical drought is coming to an end.

Full story below…


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Watch: Rae Sremmurd Shares Details On Beyonce Collaboration

Duo's Swae Lee Penned 'Formation'


Rae Sremmurd‘s Swae Lee is to thank for a portion of the lyrics in Beyonce‘s Bounce bop ‘Formation.’

Welcomed by mixed reviews, the release and its visual led the way for the star’s latest studio offering ‘Lemonade’ and, as those in the music publishing game will know, is set to work wonders for Lee’s pockets.

Now watch him spill fresh details about the release below…


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Taylor Lautner Joins KeKe Palmer On ‘Scream Queens’


KeKe Palmer‘s impressive performance on the hit show ‘Scream Queens‘ is to thank for its swelling popularity amongst TV lovers.

Fortunately, her layered role in the dark comedy isn’t the only thing fans have to look forward to in its second cycle.


She’s welcomed Taylor Lautner to its cast.


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