Beyonce may be earning critical acclaim aplenty for the African-inspired music video for her latest single, ‘Spirit’ (the leading effort from the ‘Lion King:  The Gift’ album), but there’s at least one critic the Grammy-winner shouldn’t expect to hear praise from: creative director Gabrielle Kannemeyer.

The famed photographer and art director – whose past clientele list boasts big brands such as Puma, Adidas, Guess,  Woolworths, and many more – was none-too-pleased after a commenter observed what were arguable similarities between Kannemeyer’s work and the ‘Spirit’ visual.

The notice made Gabrielle assemble a collage of shots from her previous directorial efforts, namely from the ‘Blamefire’ music video of South African artist Petite Noir, which she believes were directly mirrored in Bey’s most recent visual.  Once the Beyhive got wind of the slams, needless to say, hell broke loose.  More inside:

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As the rave reviews continue to roll in for the Beyonce-curated album, ‘Lion King: The Gift’ (released July 19), the diva’s received news the star-studded set’s on track to unseat the current Billboard 200 champion – Ed Sheeran‘s ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ – from the tally’s top spot.

Like we reported here, ‘The Gift’ – thanks to help from its leading cuts ‘Bigger’ and ‘Spirit’ – came out of the box swinging with a commercial response that helped it pounce right to the top of digital tallies.  Now, with a day of sales and streaming activity behind it, industry analysts have enough data to make a forecast of how well it will perform commercially by the end of its inaugural tracking week.

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Are the Sugababes on the cusp of a comeback?

It seems so! Full story below…

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Beyonce sits atop of the Pop pack and the charts are reflecting.

Yesterday saw Queen Bey unleash ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ – a multi-artist companion project she curated in support of the movie.

Billed as a “love letter to Africa,” the set saw the singer assemble a who’s who of the Afrobeats scene – such as Tiwa Savage and Wizkid – alongside US titans like Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, and Pharrell.

And early signs point to the public lapping it up!

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Peppa Pig, the British entertainer who rose to fame as the star of the Entertainment One series of the same name, has seen her first album ‘My First Album’ impact iTunes USA.

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New video alert!

Madonna adds a fresh pair of legs to her ‘MADAME X‘ era by releasing the visual for her new single ‘Batuka.’

What are you waiting for?

Tune in below…

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Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige may have already decreed that there shalt be no hateration or holleration in the dancery, but a certain attendee at the Nashville stop of the singer’s critically acclaimed, joint headlining ‘Royalty’ tour with Nas was served a royal reminder last night (July 18).

Anyone who has ever been to a Blige show knows it’s not uncommon for the Grammy winner to wield words of encouragement to concertgoers as she tells the stories behind the making of some of her biggest hits or shares about ongoing dramas in her life.  This time, however, her fiery speech ended with a expletive-laden clap back to an audience member (or members) who may have wanted her to just stick to singing.

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Beyonce celebrates the arrival of ‘The Lion King’ and her companion music project with the release of an extended cut of  the ‘Spirit’ video which also features new song ‘Bigger.’

The striking visual comes as fans and critics alike shower praise on her multi-artist collection ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ – which she says is inspired by the film and functions as a “love letter to Africa.”

What are you waiting for? Watch the video, which features Blue Ivy, below…

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Iggy Azalea‘s long awaited sophomore album ‘In my Defense’ finally strut into stores today.

To mark the occasion, the Aussie femcee has unwrapped the video for latest single ‘F*ck It Up’ featuring Kash Doll. 

The clip, which follows the visuals for ‘Sally Walker’ and ‘Started,’ continues the cinematic trend of its predecessors.

Watch the dynamic duo in action after the jump…

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Beyonce is trending the world over after unleashing her new project ‘The Lion: The Gift.’

A companion compilation for ‘The Lion King’ movie which Queen Bey stars in as Nala, the project is touted as a “love letter to Africa” and thematically mirrors the narrative of the film.

Ahead of its release, the superstar singer promised it’d sound like sonic cinema and enlisted an eclectic mix of African and US talent to bring her vision to fruition.

Fatured are the likes of Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, Tekno, and Yemi Alade.

Joining them are American stars such as Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, and Childish Gambino – who stars alongside Bey in the film as Simba. Rising stars Tierra Whack and Jessie Reyez also appear.

Having played the album earnest, join us below as we share That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Songs

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That Rihanna reign just won’t let up.

The Bajan entrepreneur is juggling many hustles, yet the multi-tasking isn’t hindering any from flourishing. Quite the contrary.

For, fresh from the successful launch of her luxury fashion line with LVMH, RiRi has announced the international expansion of her cosmetic line Fenty Beauty. 

Already flying off shelves, it now looks poised to do the same in more corners of the globe.

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Sam Smith slips on his dancing shoes for new video ‘How Do You Sleep?’

The hypnotic jam is the latest to be issued from the Grammy winner’s third studio album and follows Pop radio #1 ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ – which he released alongside Normani.

This go round, Smith takes charge solo and commands a dance troop too.

Sonically and visually, the release no doubt serves as quite the change for the singer.

See Sam like never before after the jump…

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