In an industry as fickle as the music business, longevity can be an elusive concept.  For the lucky (but often deserving) batch who manage to see their respective impacts survive changing musical trends and tides, a particularly fortunate class – even among that small group – vaunt relevance.

Granted, the ageist industry sees less women than men score the latter, but the list of female acts who have remained competitive far beyond their commercial peaks – especially on Billboard – is nothing to dismiss.

As this week saw Rihanna add her name to a growing list of performers who have scored a top 40 hit in at least three decades (as we reported here), That Grape Juice thought it a great time time to salute the divas who broke the ground before her.

Look inside to see who made the ultra-exclusive list.  Don’t be surprised if your fave is absent…

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Drake and The Weeknd have their sights set on Billboard Hot 100 glory.

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Pop culturally speaking, Cardi B’s voice has become synonymous with coronavirus after a social media vent went all sorts of viral.

Now, though, the rap phenom is pivoting in a more serious direction to help those affected by the global health crisis.

And she’s doing so in partnership with Fashionova. 

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If you thought season 1 of NBC’s songwriting competition series ‘Songland’ was a star-studded affair, season 2 will drop jaws with its ‘who’s who’ list of recording artists.

In addition to its resident panel of songwriters/producers Ester Dean, Shane McAnally, and Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic), the next season’s slew of musical guests in search of their next big hit will include Usher, H.E.R., Boyz II Men, Bebe Rexha, and more.

Ahead of its premiere Monday (April 13) at 10/9c, look inside for your first peek at the show’s sophomore run:

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When she isn’t warming the hearts of her fans on social media with her quirky personality, the immensely talented Ari Lennox can be found in the studio building material for her creative universe.

The latest gem to emerge from that realm is the visual for her single ‘Bussit.’

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While rumors swirl Future is expecting his ninth child (first with girlfriend Lori Harvey), what we know for sure will soon be delivered his is eighth studio album, ‘Life is Good.’

Titled after its first single, the multi-Platinum Drake-assisted hit, the project would be his first official LP since ‘The WIZRD,’ which topped the Billboard 200 in January 2019.

Taking to ‘XXL’ magazine’s Spring 2020 issue to dish, look inside to see what nuggets the hit rapper (born Nayvadius Wilburn) shared about his forthcoming opus:

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The Weeknd tends to be a man of few words, letting his music do the talking – which it does in earnest, especially on the charts.

His latest release ‘After Hours’ arrived during the global health crisis, yet went on to deliver career-best first week sales. And, as at writing, remains #1 on the Billboard 200.

Still, he’s not resting on his laurels. Instead, he’s stepped into the promotional spotlight a-front of Variety Magazine – which we shared with you earlier.

Beyond the snazzy snaps, however, lay an interest quote from the singer about his impact on the musical landscape – as well as his (perceived) impact on his more seasoned contemporaries. Namely Usher. 

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From ‘Blinding Lights’ to flashing lights, photographer Pari Dukovic had music superstar The Weeknd striking his best poses for the latest issue of ‘Variety.’

On hand to discuss his latest blockbuster album, ‘After Hours,’ the Grammy winner waxed honest about fears the impact of the coronavirus pandemic would have on the long-awaited project, its accompanying tour, and more.

This side of history may see him the victor of battling those odds as the LP topped the Billboard 200 with gargantuan streaming figures (as we reported here), but behind the unfazed persona the singer (born Abel Tesfaye) wasn’t exactly confident it would.

Look inside to see Tesfaye get personal on this matter, reflect on the darkest days of his life, his Ethiopian heritage, and so much more:

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Bernie Sanders has formally ended his campaign for US presidency.

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Justin Timberlake isn’t letting a global health crisis keep him from the promo trail in support of the forthcoming film ‘Trolls World Tour,’ the sequel to the 2016 box office smash, ‘Trolls.’

Taking to ‘The Tonight Show: Home Edition’ Tuesday (April 7), the Pop superstar joined Jimmy Fallon – his longtime friend – via video chat to dish on the new movie, his latest single ‘Don’t Slack’ (click here to hear), and so much more.

As if the interview wasn’t enough, the duo joined forces to create a music video (shot from their respective homes) called “Quarantine Remix.”

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Lies, jealousy, disappearing millionaires, big cats and delusions of grandeur lie at the heart of the new Netflix phenomenon ‘Tiger King.’

Hit the link below to find out how it has become one of the fastest-rising releases on the ground breaking streaming platform.

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It looks like Lady Gaga has nabbed her next film role.

And it’s a major one.

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