As reported last week, R&B star Kelly Rowland performed at the BBC 1Xtra Live festival here in England recently. Check out her rendition of the ‘Destiny’s Child Medley’ from her set:

“They said I couldn’t do it solo!” Kudos to Kelly, she did great.

What do you think of the performance?

Syleena Johnson Update Some of you may have been wondering about the whereabouts of R&B songstress Syleena Johnson, following the release of her last album ‘Chapter 3: The Flesh’ back in 2005.
After the poor performance of her last LP, Syleena severed ties with then label Jive Records in 2006. A year later the singer gave birth to her and husband Kiwane Garris’ first child – Kiwane Garris Jr in August 2007.
Having signed a deal this year with with Federal, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, Johnson’s own label Aneelys Records (Syleena spelt backwards) will release her new album ‘Chapter 4: Labor Pains’ as a joint-venture on September 2nd. {Source} Check out new promo pics for the release below:

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I’m real amped for Syleena’s new album; ‘Chapter 3: The Flesh’ was one of my favourite records upon its release – I vividly remember having ‘Hypnotiq’ and ‘Another Relationship’ on constant rotation. It’s a shame the album didn’t fare as well as it could and should have – much of which can be attributed to the label’s lack of support. Here’s hoping that ‘Chapter 4’ earns Syleena the recognition she deserves.

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Check out this video of Mariah Carey in the studio recording ‘Love Story’, one the tracks set to feature on her forthcoming ‘E=MC²’ LP:

This is more like it! I’m really feeling this Jermaine Dupri produced cut. Mariah definitely seems more comfortable in the studio than she does on stage, as the vocals here are near-flawless. As at now, all signs are pointing toward the ballads on the album being the standouts. Much ado has also been made about another ballad on the record called ‘Bye Bye’. I’m actually starting to feel a little more optimistic about this new album.

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Leona Lewis - Misses Glass‘Misses Glass’ is one of two new tracks from the revamped US version of Leona’s debut album ‘Spirit’. The uptempo cut injects a much-needed lease of life into ‘Spirit’s’ ballad-laden form. What’s more, with its ‘Pop-meets-light R&B’ sound, the Mad Scientist produced track should appeal to the mass US audience. ‘Spirit’ hits stores in the US on April 8th.

Hit or Miss?

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A fully recovered Janet Jackson (who had been suffering from the flu) was one of many stars who stepped out for the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Hollywood last night. Other celebs in attendance included Chris Brown and Rihanna (separately), Will Smith, Akon, Jordin Sparks, Jermaine Dupri, Lil’ Mama and Usher. It’s been so long since I tuned into one of these awards – getting older I guess. Anyway, enough of my rambling, check out more pics from the event below:

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For some reason, Black Eyed Peas front man seems intent on continuing his solo assault on the charts – this time in the form of new single ‘Heartbreaker’. The track, which surprisingly features Cheryl Cole – a member of UK group Girls Aloud, is pretty awful, as is its accompanying ‘tight budget’ video. Kudos to Will for trying though. Saying that, I hope hope and hope that this isn’t the kind of material he’s working on with Michael Jackson (shudders at the thought).

What do you think of the song / video?

Day26 stopped by BET’s 106 & Park to promote their self-titled debut, which hit stores in the US this week. The guys also performed their 2nd single ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’. Check out their performance below:

The guys did a great job; they started off a little shaky, but definitely picked things up toward the end. Good stuff.

What do you think of the performance?

Michelle Williams UpdateWith Michelle Williams set to release her first secular album ‘Unexpected’ this August, new promotional shots for the album have surfaced. I’m really feeling Michelle’s new ‘look’; having listened to her new material (which is more edgy/dance-orientated); her imaging, this go-round, is something I’d been wondering about for a little while, so it’s good to see everything seeming to fit into place so well. ‘We Break The Dawn’, the album’s first single, has been confirmed to debut on this coming Monday (March 31st) {Source}. For those wondering, our interview with Michelle is coming up in the next few weeks, you can still submit your questions by clicking here.

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Papoose & Remy Ma To Marry - In Jail Following Remy Ma’s conviction an major assault charges earlier this week, her rumored boyfriend, rapper Papoose, has spoken out – in an email to MTV – announcing that they will tie the knot in prison – next week:

“We always wanted to keep our personal lives personal, so that’s why we never went public with our relationship,” he wrote in an e-mail to MTV News. “Right now, I just feel like she gotta live through me. Yes, we were scheduled to be married on a yacht April 27th. But due to circumstances beyond our control, we are now making arrangements to be married in prison.” Click here to read more

Erm…this whole episode seems to be getting more bizarre with each story {imagines Remy in her wedding dress…}

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Beyonce Speaks On 'Beautiful Nightmare' As previously reported, a new Beyonce track surfaced earlier this week, amid confusion about its origins. The Grammy Award winning singer issued the following statement on her official website addressing the situation:

Yesterday, ‘Beautiful Nightmare,’ a demo I’ve been working on for possible inclusion on my next album, leaked on some websites. I want to thank all my fans for the positive response to the song, but I want to tell you that this is just a work in progress.

It is not my time to put out new music. If you really want to hear some really great music now, you have to support my girls Kelly, Michelle and my sister Solange. Kelly just re-released her album digitally in the US, so check out Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe. Michelle is about to put out the first single, ‘We Break The Dawn,’ from her album and Solange’s single, ‘I Decided,’ is already one of my favorites.”

Granted this does seem a little scripted, I do commend this move, whoever made the call for it. Music World do have other interesting projects in the pipeline and diverting attention back to them is a good look IMO.

Your thoughts?

 EA Games Easter Give-Away WinnersThank you all those who entered our ‘EA Games Easter Give-Away’ competition. The correct answer to the question:
Who, out of the following, was NOT a member of Destiny’s Child?

c) Bo’ Quesha

The following are the winners – who were chosen at random (email confirmation has also been sent out) :

1) Jasma Anderson

2) Anna Asare-Mensah

3) Casey Baker

4) Imran Butt

5) Daryl Campbell-Gayle

6) Amar Dattani

7) Edirin Eruesegbefe

8) Difu Ilobi

9) Naomi Jackman

10) Anthony Jaiyeola

11) Louise Martin

12) Christian Medrano

13) Jashub O’Brien

14) Otis Peters

15) Briana Peterson

16) Ryan Taylor

17) Robert Whiterod

Congratulations to the winners! Remember to keep it locked on That Grape Juice for future competitions.

Many thanks to EA Games (UK)

With Trina set to release her new album ‘Still Da Baddest’ on April 1st, the video for the set’s second single ‘I Got A Thang For You’ made its debut today. Featuring Keyshia Cole, the video is pretty good and does the equally as good song justice. I’ve been feeling a lot of Trina’s new material and will definitely be checking for the album.

*For those still patiently awaiting That Grape Juice’s interview with Trina, hold tight, it will be posted next week*

What do you think of the video?

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