That Grape Juice Marks 1 Year Online!

Published: Monday 18th Feb 2008 by Sam
That Grape Juice Marks 1 Year Online!

Wow! What a year. It’s kinda hard to believe that That Grape Juice has been around for one year already.

When I dreamt up the idea of starting a ‘music blog’, I never envisioned reaching the height we’re at now. I simply set out to share my passion for music with like minded people around the world. Fast forward 12 months later; with thousands of daily readers, That Grape Juice is undeniably one of the net’s premier Urban entertainment sources.

From celebrity interviews and shout-outs, to competitions, to the ever-increasing media recognition, That Grape Juice is definitely growing from strength to strength.

So, I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the following (I feel like I’m giving an award speech lol):

Personal: God, my parents, my sisters, Kwame (TGJ’s self-appointed, but greatly appreciated publicist!) and the friends who have supported my vision (you know who you are).

Bloggers: Kevin (Kevipod) and Toya (Toya’s World), my reasons for starting That Grape Juice – thanks for all your support. Soul Man (SOHH), Angel and the crew over at Concrete Loop, Fresh (Crunktastical), Sandra Rose, Jawn Murray, B. Scott (Splendiferous!) and all our affiliates.

Industry: Amina and Co (T.Tank), K. Scully, EA Games UK, BBC 1 Xtra, Sony BMG (UK), Def Jam UK, Music World Music, T.O Organisation, A. Silberstein, Bambus, DJB, Code Black and everyone else that have been instrumental to bridging That Grape Juice with ‘the industry’.

A special thanks to Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Rihanna; Boy, do you get people talking!

Most important of all are YOU, the That Grape Juice readers. Without you all, this wouldn’t be possible – trust me! For that, I’m eternally grateful. Despite the site’s success, I know my vision for That Grape Juice and anticipate you will all continue this journey with me.

Believe me when I say, this really is the ‘Diet Coke’ version of what I’m feeling to express (we’d be here all day if I posted it all lol). So, once again, to everybody, THANK YOU!

Remember to keep it locked on That Grape Juice!



• You will notice a few changes on the site in the weeks and months ahead.
• Some great interviews are lined-up (several confirmed already). Wish I could disclose, but patience is a virtue.
• Expect more ways for you guys to interact with the site. In the meanwhile, lets keep them comments coming in – let your voice be heard..


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  1. Anonymous February 18, 2008

    Happy Anniversary!

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Anonymous February 18, 2008

    Well done Sam!!!
    Happy Anniversary!
    Keep it up!

  3. Anonymous February 18, 2008

    R&B singer/songwriter Keri Hilson debuted her first single Friday night at a pre-Grammy party co-hosted by Verizon Wireless and PEOPLE magazine. Timbaland and Keri recorded two tracks during a three-week period last month, one of which will be available to Verizon subscribers within a few days.

    the name of Keri’s first single, which is called “Return the Favor” and features Timbaland. Look for Keri’s debut album In A Perfect World… this summer.

    People from the Verizon party have said it will be a smash hit…Timbaland premiered it their.

  4. Anonymous February 18, 2008

    congragulations sam!! Happy Anniversary!! I love your site, i come on here every day, love, love, love it
    keep up the good work!!!
    lol @ the tanxs to Beyoncé, kelly and Riri

  5. Anonymous February 18, 2008

    congratulations sam!!
    love the site, keep up the good work!

  6. Rexx February 18, 2008

    I was reading some wack ass blog before I clicked over to yours…. I’ve been reading TGJ every single day for months now and I’m so happy for you celebrating a year online! CONGRATULATIONS, here’s to many more to come!

  7. Toya February 18, 2008

    Thanks for the shout out Sam 🙂 You are doing some amazing things with the site, and the elite interviews put you on a much higher level than a lot of music blogs, mine included. Keep it up the great work. I love your blog. 😉

  8. Anonymous February 18, 2008

    congrats! keep up the great work with the wonderful blog. 🙂

  9. Melissa February 18, 2008

    Cingrats on the first completed year!

  10. wienna February 19, 2008

    happy 1st anniversary.

  11. Anonymous February 20, 2008

    I no its late but happy 1st birthday. Boy your blog is like a drug lol. keep up with the good work i wish you all the best in the up and coming years.

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