After many expressed disappointment over the #VERZUZ platform’s first group vs. group battle (Jagged Edge vs. 112), the ladies are looking to pick up the slack.
As predicted here, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande‘s hit single ‘Stuck With U’ may have set a milestone for 2020 by becoming the first song of the year to amass 100,000 units in one-week pure sales, but those figures – largely padded by bundling and other strategic methods – were not available to assist with its second week’s tracking.
As a result, the tune – which lists their manager Scooter Braun as a co-writer – made history with its consequent slide out of the top 10 on the refreshed Hot 100.
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Over the years, That Grape Juice has established a distinguished voice that – whether loved or loathed – sparks discussion, debate, and, on occasion, drama!
Though comprised of seasoned writers who share a similar outlook on Urban Pop culture, the idiosyncrasies of the TGJ team members often lend for quite heated debates “behind the scenes” about the hottest topics.
Now, we give you a front row seat to the show. In a format similar to ‘The View’ or ‘The Real,‘ TGJ editors – Sam, David, Rashad, and Joe – get candid like never before.
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After a number of buzz singles, Katy Perry‘s fifth official era kicked off with the release of ‘Daisies.’
Penned by Perry herself, The Monsters & Strangerz-produced tune received the red carpet roll-out upon its May 15 premiere with an aggressive week of promo that followed including live performances on ‘American Idol,’ Amazon Music, and ‘Good Morning America’ as well as an onslaught of interviews in its support (click here to watch).
Now, as the refreshed Hot 100 has gone live, it appears her valiant efforts have paid off.
Like millions the world over, Madonna has expressed shock and disappointment following the death of an unarmed black man at the the hands of of a white policeman.
As reported, jaw-dropping footage captured the final moments of George Floyd‘s life – as he audibly complained of the strain and pain he felt as an officer knelt on his neck for seven minutes.
He died shortly after.
The scenes have sparked global fury, a sentiment the singer is echoing.
Her words below…
Though 6 years separated Christina Aguilera fans – affectionately called #Fighters – from her 2012 album, ‘Lotus,’ and its follow-up, ‘Liberation,’ the GRAMMY-winning belter promised there wouldn’t be nearly as long a gap for the latter’s successor.
In fact, while hot on the promotion for the 2018 LP she revealed she had already begun sorting through material to line the yet-titled opus (click here to read more). Nearly two years later, with her live experiences scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic (as we reported here), Aguilera took to social media recently to report her focus has re-shifted to putting the finishing touches on what will be her 7th studio album.
Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce unleashed the undisputed song of the summer with their ‘Savage’ remix and are now shinning atop of the Billboard Hot 100.
As reported, the bop bounced its way to #1 on the coveted count – becoming Meg’s first to do so.
Ever gracious, Queen Bey apportioned all of the praise onto the Houston bred femcee in the sweetest way.
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Despite being a convicted sex offender and panned cultural appropriator, Tekashi 6ix9ine is promoting the cancellation of fellow rapper chart-topping rapper Doja Cat for allegedly committing similar crimes.
As the ‘Say So’ hitmaker finds herself embroiled in controversy stemming from her frequent appearances in a virtual chat room many have said promoted racism and homophobia, she took to Instagram to defend herself via video statement (as we reported here). However, during her speech she made a comment that rubbed 6ix9ine the wrong way.
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The highly anticipated Jagged Edge vs. 112 battle on the wildly popular #Verzuz platform may have made history for being its first ever group vs. group showdown, but – like many combatants before them – the encounter was plagued with technical issues, namely on J.E.’s part.
Making them the subject of ferocious roasting on Twitter for their poor audio quality, the hoopla eventually reached the desks of the phenomenon’s creators – Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.
As a result, the duo are enforcing new rules to ensure such never happens again.