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Michelle Williams Previews New Songs ‘Yes’ & ‘Need Your Help’

Singer Builds On 'Say Yes' Buzz With Fresh Previews

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All roads leads to September 9th for Michelle Williams.

The vocal powerhouse is set to unwrap new album ‘Journey To Freedom’ on said date and is giving fans a preview of what they can expect.

Moments ago on Instagram, the ‘Say Yes’ singer shared snippets of new songs ‘Yes’ and ‘Need Your Help’.

Take a listen to both below…


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Hot Topic: Is There An Absence Of Black Men In Pop Music?

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With roots that run deep in Black culture, it’d be safe to say Hip Hop & R&B remain the go-to genres for most African-American males hoping to try their hand in the game that is music.

Leaving the genres’ lovers with enough testosterone to last if a few lifetimes, the US’ frequent delivery of new “Urban” blood has proved to be quite successful for the labels behind said “blood”, with each and every major label housing at least one of categories’ leading acts.

Miguel at ‘Sony.’

August Alsina at ‘Universal.

However, while labels seem to have no problem making exclusively Pop acts out of Black females, it would seem that the same can’t be said when it comes to Black men.

Indeed, while backing from ‘Top 40′ and ‘Rhythmic’ radio has seen Rihanna and Beyonce  has seen them dip in and out of genres at will, one would be hard pressed to find a Pop-pushing African-American male being marketed as a Pop act by their supporting label.

This, after the Black British force that was JLS failed to rock any US charts with their inoffensive brand of ‘Backstreet‘-inspired Pop despite soaring in the UK with the very same material.

Interesting, when one remembers Jason Derulo topped the UK’s R&B singles chart with the outrightly Pop ‘Whatcha Say.

With the above in mind, we ask…

Is there an absence of Black boys in Pop?


Does race matter when it comes to genre?

Please share your thoughts below!


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Behind The Scenes: B.o.B – ‘So What (Ft Mila J)’

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You’ve seen the video, now peep behind the scenes footage lifted from B.o.B‘s ‘So What‘ visual, featuring rising star Mila J.

Released minutes ago, the footage gives fans a fly on the wall look at the work that went into making the clip, dropping as Mila continues work on her EP ‘M.I.LA’, set to feature a collaboration with ‘Black Widow‘ rapper Iggy Azalea.

Pop open the lid below!


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Meow: NeNe Leakes Sinks Claws Into Wendy Williams

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Both NeNe Leakes and Wendy Williams are renown for “saying like they mean it”. As such, it’s little surprise that the pair take the same approach when dishing on each other.

Once a regular on Williams’ hit talk show, Leakes has been notable in her absence  of late- yet she’s still routinely mentioned in the chat maven’s infamous ‘Hot Topics’ segment.

Seemingly fed up, ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ star took to her blog to lay into the former shock jock. And while it’s unknown what exactly triggered the outburst, there is some talk about NeNe being featured on today’s Hot Topics regarding a Birkin bag she “defaced” with graffiti.

NeNe’s no holds barred words await after the jump…


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Beyonce & Jay Z Reveal Premiere Date For HBO ‘On The Tour’

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Beyonce and Jay Z are heading to HBO.

The mega-watt couple are set to premiere their critically acclaimed ‘On The Run Tour’ on the cable network in September. And, after ample teasing and titillation, the pair have revealed exactly when the masses can catch the sold-out stadium show on the box.

What are you waiting for? The answer (and a fresh teaser) awaits below…


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Hot Topic: Would You Pay To See Mariah Carey On Tour?

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It’ll take more than a tanked album and negative press to stop Mariah Carey from reaching her fans.

Sure, though their decision not support her new LP ‘Me.I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’ may have the star’s fan base face criticism from rival fan bases, this year will give them a second chance to prove their loyalty to the star once tickets for her new tour go on sale!

So, taking the above and recent tours launched by Madonna, Lady GaGa and Beyonce in mind, we ask…

Does Mimi have it in her to launch an arena/stadium tour?


Would you attend it if it arrived in your city?

Share your thoughts below!

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Competition: Win Tickets To See Kendrick Lamar, Rita Ora & More At #MadeinAmerica Festival

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The Budweiser Made In America Festival is back!

Created by Jay Z, the Summer extravaganza boasts a unique twist for its 2014 instalment. For, this year the star-studded event is going bi-coastal by taking place across two cities – Philadelphia and Los Angeles - over the same weekend in August.

And when we say “star-studded”, we mean so literally. Indeed, the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar will all be hitting the coveted stage.

So to celebrate, That Grape Juice are giving away TWO pairs of tickets to the Los Angeles event which takes place at Grand Park in downtown LA.

Peep the line-up, which includes Lamar and Rita Ora below:

Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Juanes, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Weezer, Sublime w/ Rome, Metric, Capital Cities, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, Gareth Emery, R3HAB, Schoolboy Q, Wolfgang Gartner, Borgore, DVBBS, 12th Planet, YG, Mute Math, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Dog, Terraplane Sun, ZZ Ward, Classixx, Hit-Boy, DJ Mustard, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Yellowclaw, Grits & Biscuits, Will Sparks, Cut Snake, Scavenger Hunt, A Tribe Called Red.

Want to be in with a chance of winning? We thought as much. To enter, simply answer the question below..

Who Headlined The ‘Made In America Festival’ In 2013…

a) Rihanna

b) Beyonce

c) Tamar Braxton

Submit your answer, along with your full name, age, address, and telephone number to the email address below. Please be sure to title entry ‘Made In America – TGJ’ :

[email protected]

All entries must be received by 11.59am PST on Monday 28th July 2014.


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SWV Announce New Album / Eye TLC Collaboration?

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As their old pal Pharrell Williams pens another brilliant chapter in his career’s story, SWV have announced that they are currently hard at work on a brand new studio album!

Teased two years after the release of their comeback effort ‘I Missed US’, the project’s arrival was confirmed by member Taj George on Twitter yesterday.

How she announced the news?

Find out below…


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Must See: Rita Ora Covers Coldplay’s ‘Magic’

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While a number of Pop & R&B’s new girls shiver and shake with fear when tasked with singing living, Rita Ora continues to put many of them to shame with performances that are faultless to say the least.

Sure, while one wouldn’t know it should their knowledge of her stem no further than the gossip-fuelling headlines she’s been faced with recently, we’d say Ora‘s voice and her skilled use of it will stand as her strongest asset when forced to prove her worth as a performer.

Want proof?

Peep her performance of Coldplay’s ‘Magic’ during her recent ‘Donauinselfest‘ set to see just why we can’t enough of the chart-topping stunner, and weigh in below!


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New Video: Sean Sahand – ‘She Want That’

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New artist alert!

Hoping to enter territory currently occupied by August Alsina is Sean Sahand, the Urban Contemporary newbie behind the steamy new single ‘She Want That.’

Sizzling onto the scene with a video just as hot as the cut itself, Sahand‘s debut comes after the spent last few years working LA’s songwriter circuit, fuelling material he now fronts himself.

Is he any good?

Press play and weigh in below…


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