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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 2003

Beyonce Blocks Ashanti's 'Rock With U' From the Top Spot

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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.

This week we press play on ‘Rock With U (Aww Baby),’ a #2 hit for “princess of Hip Hop/R&B” Ashanti, selected to kick off her highly anticipated 2003 album ‘Chapter 2.’  The follow-up to her record-setting, self-titled debut, the expectations were undoubtedly high for the project given its predecessor’s success.

Given ‘Rock’s swift ascension to the #2 spot, fans were confident the tune would notch yet another #1 for the songstress.  But, there was one little problem – and her name was Beyonce

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Amy Winehouse’s Father Declares “War” On ‘Amy’ Director

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Amy Winehouse‘s father has declared war on the director behind the documentary ‘Amy.’

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Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, & Sam Smith Lead iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 Line-Up

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Janet Jackson is playing no games with her comeback campaign.

The Queen of Pop has just been named as one of the headliners at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which takes place September 19th-19th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Report: Ashanti Pelted With Bottle During Australian Performance

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The singer Ashanti is said to have angered fans in Australia  after she was an hour late to her own concert…and only performed for half an hour.

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Ciara Gets Presidential In New Noisey Photoshoot

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Check out Ciara!

The ‘Dance Like We’re Making Love’ seductress suits up in a sassy new shoot for Noisey.

Lensed by Louie Banks, the edgy stills see the singer – who released her sixth album ‘Jackie’ back in May – channel presidential pretty. The results are stunning!

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TV News: John Legend Launches ‘Get Lifted’ Productions / Announces New Show ‘Underground’

Singer Signs On As Executive Producer Of Slave Drama

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These days it as important to build a brand on all platforms.

John Legend has mastered the art of hit making music, and is now about to take the small screen by storm, sealing the deal for a new series on WGN America titled ‘Underground’ under his Get Lifted production banner.

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Janelle Monae & Jidenna Announce ‘The Eephus Tour’

US Trek Will See Entire Wondaland Clan Hit The Stage

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Jidenna and Janelle Monae are hitting the road – and they’re bringing a host of talented names with them.

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Beyonce Set To Join Cast of ‘The Wiz’ Remake?

Singer Nabbed For Leading Role In Live Adaptation of Classic Film?

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With a career that’s seen its fair share of comparisons to Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, it seems only fitting pop megastar Beyonce join the highly anticipated revival of ‘The Wiz’…or at least that was the thinking of the good folks over at NBC.

Reports have begun flooding the net the 20 time Grammy winner – no stranger to musicals as evidenced by her critically acclaimed performance in the Academy Award-nominated film ‘Dreamgirls’ and critically shamed performance in ‘Carmen:  A Hip Hopera’ – is joining the live remake of the 1978 classic alongside fellow music royals Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah.

Find out who she’ll be portraying below:

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First Look: Rita Ora & Chris Brown ‘Body On Me Video

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Over the past year, Rita Ora has been heating up Hollywood with a slew of movie appearances and major endorsements.

Music, though, is once again the singer’s focus as she gears up to unwrap the video for new single ‘Body On Me’ featuring Chris Brown.

Reportedly due within the next few weeks, HQ snaps from the Colin Tilley directed visual have begun to surface – and it looks like it’s a racy affair.

Peep more pics from the set (lensed by Damon Baker) below…

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#R8 Revival? Rihanna Shoots New Video

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As major Pop campaigns go, few can rival the unmitigated mess that has been Rihanna‘s eighth album push.

Pretentious singles have been met with a muted response from the masses, while the project’s one impactful cut ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ serves as the polar opposite of meaningful material the model mused about making this go round.

Nonetheless, the saga continues.

With murmurs of a Q3/Q4 roll-out, it appears the 27-year-old is pressing ahead with what will be music video number four.

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