“I’m a thick b*tch, I need Tempo!”

Rising star Lizzo turns all the way up on titillating new track ‘Tempo’ – and does so with help from none other than Missy Elliott.

The pair trade verses over the pulsating production, which is lifted from Lizzo’s major label debut ‘Cuz I Love You’ (due April 19th).

Though grinding for some time, the 30-year-old’s versatility is finally getting its shine in full view of the masses.

What are you waiting for? Feast on new Lizzo after the jump…

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Daniel Caesar’s ascent to critically acclaimed stardom has been rocked by a rant he shared  generalising and condemning the Black mass for their attitude towards Caucasian people.

The performer, whose fan base is largely made up of African-Americans, now finds himself at the centre of a sales crisis as said fans took to Twitter to declare that they were pulling support for his music.

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That Ariana Grande reign just won’t let up!

After a two week break from the top, Grande’s latest chart-topper – ‘7 Rings’ – shines at the summit of the Hot 100 again.  Powered by another week of streams, consistent sales, and strong radio impressions, the return to the top marks ‘Rings’ 6th non-consecutive week as chart champ.

Billboard reports:

“Rings,” released on Republic Records, returns to the top of the Hot 100 with…having drawn 36.9 million U.S. streams…88.4 million audience [radio] impressions…and with 20,000 downloads sold…

Dethroning Jonas Brothers’ surprise comeback tune, “Sucker,” from the top spot, look inside to see who joins the powerhouse songstress and the Pop bros in the top 25 this week on TGJ’s ‘Chart Check’: (more…)

Just a day after learning her single, ‘7 Rings,’ reclaimed the top rung on the Billboard Hot 100, Ariana Grande took to Albany, New York’s Times Union Center to kick off her highly anticipated ‘Sweetener’ world tour in support of the tune’s parent album, ‘thank u, next,’ and the jaunt’s 2018-released namesake.

Tapping former Fifth Harmony member Normani as her opening act (click here to see pictures and videos), Grande took the stage in grand style to belt out her hits ‘thank u, next,’ ‘Breathin’,’ ‘Dangerous Woman,’ ‘Love Me Harder,’ ‘Into You,’ and many more from her short, but storied 6 year music career.

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Nicki Minaj has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing during her sold-out show in the city.

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B2K are back and blazing on their reunion jaunt ‘The Millennium Tour.’

Launched earlier this month, the trek has received ample praise – despite one notable ‘Bump Bump Bump’ in the road.

With all seemingly plane sailing now, Omarion, Lil Fizz, J-Boog, and Raz-B have announced more shows.

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Normani is well on her way to solo stardom and made that abundantly apparent last night at the opening show of the ‘Sweetener Tour.’

For, the Fifth Harmony singer may be the support act on Ariana Grande’s US trek, but she brought a main event slay to her slot.

Backed by four dancers and a full band, the magnetic performer blew the roof off the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

With the masses getting to know her and an album still incoming, her set skilfully spotlighted hit singles such ‘Love Lies’ and ‘Dancing With A Stranger,’ while also touching on her 5H foundation (with the likes of ‘Worth It’ and ‘Work From Home’) She saluting some of her idols too such as Rihanna and Aaliyah.

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After several swings at the bat it appears Iggy Azalea‘s finally hit a home run with her latest single, ‘Sally Walker.’ 

Released just Friday (March 15), the tune walked to the top of real-time iTunes Rap charts, amassed a whopping 17 million views on Youtube (as of time reported), and even scored over a million spins on Spotify (as we reported here).  And, while most would call it a comeback considering how many times the saucy Aussie’s been counted out in the past, Azalea’s joined her fans (affectionately called #Azaleans) in calling out the streaming giant out for discrimination.

Alleging the absence of “payola” being the reason Spotify hasn’t given the J. White-produced cut it’s due shine on the platform, look inside for the 28-year-old’s rant against the leader in streaming:

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Check out Lizzo!

The body confident belter flaunts her curves for Playboy magazine.

Hugh Hefner’s iconic publication may have done away with bare spreads, but it continues to attract attention by rejecting mono depictions of women and instead spotlighting the various forms stunners come in.

The ‘Juice’ singer certainly fits the bill and proudly celebrated the feature, saying:

“BEIN FAT BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL EVERYWHERE WHO GON CHECK ME BOO?!”

Lizzo’s debut album ‘Cuz I Love You’ arrives on April 19th. Before then, peep more from her Playboy slay after the jump…

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The City Girls and their pal Cardi B have much to celebrate today.

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While some acts have microwave success and mirroring longevity, Rak-Su are taking a brick-by-brick approach to building their empire.

The Pop quad rose to prominence in 2017 after winning The X Factor and have been widely hailed as being one of the show’s most credible offerings in years. For, having formed long before their appearance on the platform, they dazzled on a weekly basis with original songs that were both self-penned and self-produced.

In the time since their stint on the show, they’ve toured intensely and fed fans with fresh material.

The latest of the latter comes in the form of new EP ‘Rome.’

That Grape Juice caught up with the group (which is comprised of Myles, Ashley, Jamaal, and Mustafa) to discuss the project, their future plans, their X Factor journey, and more.

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Cop a gander of J. Cole!

The Hip-Hop titan has been unveiled as GQ magazine’s April cover star.

It serves as an interesting pivot for the notoriously introvert star. One, his feature piece, highlights is part of a broader shift happening within the man himself.

Now 34, the Charlotte native has largely achieved success on his terms – flouting the traditional means of promotion and “celebrity” in favor of carving a path that is definitively “him.”

It appears the wins he’s amassed by doing so (see: five-Platinum albums and citations as one of the greatest rappers of his generation) has seen armored Cole with a willingness to embrace what he once felt an aversion to. That and the changes in his personal life, which include getting married and becoming a father to a son.

Head below for insights into the mind of one of modern Rap’s most gifted talents…

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