R&B star Kelly Rowland sang the American national anthem at the Hawaii Pro Bowl yesterday (February 10th). She nailed it! Her live vocals, as of late, have really been on-point. Great performance.

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Beyonce, Jay-Z & Michelle At Sony BMG Party

Following her performance at the Grammy’s at the Beyonce attended the Sony BMG Grammy after-party, along with Jay-Z, and Destiny’s Child bandmate Michelle Williams. John Mayer and Aretha Franklin and John Mayer were among the other celebrities who also stopped by the party.

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50th Annual Grammy Award WinnersSoul singer Amy Winehouse flew the UK flag high at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards by winning five of the six awards she was nominated for. Rapper Kanye West also scored big on the show, taking home four of the industry’s highest honors. Check out the full list of winners below:

Album of The Year:
Herbie Hanock – ‘River: The Joni Letters’
Record Of The Year:
Amy Winehouse – ‘Rehab’
Song Of The Year:
Amy Winehouse – ‘Rehab’

Best New Artist:
Amy Winehouse
Best Female Pop Vocal:
Amy Winehouse – ‘Rehab’
Best Male Pop Vocal:
Justin Timberlake – ‘What Goes Around’
Best Pop Vocal Album:
Amy Winehouse – ‘Back to Black’
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:
Alicia Keys – ‘No One’
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance:
Prince – ‘Future Baby Mama’
Best R&B Album:
Chaka Khan – ‘Funk This’

Best Contemporary R&B Album:
Ne-Yo – ‘Because Of You’

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals:
Chaka Khan (ft. Mary J. Blige) – ‘Disrespectful’

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:

Gerald Levert – ‘In My Songs’

Urban/Alternative Performance:

Lupe Fiasco (ft. Jill Scott) – ‘Daydreamin’
Best Rap Solo Performance:
Kanye West – ‘Stronger’
Best Rap Album:
Kanye West – Graduation
Best Rap Song:
Kanye West – ‘Good Life’
Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group:
Kanye West & Common – ‘Southside’
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Rihanna & Jay-Z – ‘Umbrella’
The biggest upset of the night undeniably Jazz star Herbie Hancock taking home the coveted Album of The Year award – a category both Kanye and Amy were nominated in. I’m also kinda puzzled as to how Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ pick up more than it did. Nothing for Beyonce’s ‘Irreplacable’ either. I guess, a song being a monster hit doesn’t necessarily equate into a Grammy – and rightfully so.

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The 50th Annual Grammy Awards took place tonight at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Muisc’s biggest stars were out in full force for the industry’s most prestigous event. Check out performances from the show below, as well as That Grape Juice’s take on them afterward:


As reported, the legendary Clive Davis hosted his annual Pre-Grammy Award party last night in LA. Two of the night’s big performers included Fantasia and UK singing sensation Leona Lewis. Fantasia performed ‘I’m Here’, a song from her stint as Celie in the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Color Purple’ (she recently wrapped up her time on the show) and Leona belted out her record breaking single ‘Bleeding Love’. Check out their performances below:

Fantasia – ‘I’m Here’

Woah! She really took it to CHURCH on that one. She S-A-N-G! Could have done without some of the vocal rifting at the end, but who cares, it’s Fantasia. Good stuff.

Leona Lewis – ‘Bleeding Love’

Great performance. I felt proud of her; having watched her get her big break on the X-Factor and now performing (and nailing it) in front of her industry contemporaries, it really hit me that she is destined for big things – and deservedly so. She is an amazing talent.

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Whitney Houston At Clive Davis Party ‘The Voice’ Whitney Houston made an appearance at her mentor Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy party last night, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. She looks better each I see her. Whitney, also photographed with Davis and Def Jam label head LA Reid below, was one of a host of artist that came out for the famed event. Other attendees included Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Fergie and Ashanti.
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Mariah Carey UpdateIt is being reported that Mariah Carey is shooting the video for her new single ‘Touch My Body’ this weekend in an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. According to Mariah Daily, Brett Ratner – who also directed the clips for Mariah’s ‘It’s Like That’ and ‘We Belong Together’ – will serve as the vid’s director. ‘Touch My Body’ will be hitting radio outlets next Tuesday (February 12th), so we should be hearing it any time from now.
With Brett Ratner at the helm of directing duties, I’m anticipating the vid being pretty good. Will the song, most importantly, be any good though? I guess time will tell.
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SolangeSolange Knowles showed up at Verizon Wireless and People magazine’s concert in honor of hit-maker Timbaland. No, just no.
Other celebs in attendance included UK artist Estelle, Christina Millian, Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Fergie and Kelis.
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The 50th Annual Grammy Awards are set to air tomorrow, amid much hype and speculation about what the big show will deliver. With the industry’s biggest names coming out in full force for, arguably, music’s most important calendar date, all about the show is likely to be a hot topic of discussion for months to come. Click here to see the full nominee list and here for the performers list
So saying that, what are your thoughts/predictions for the Grammy’s? Whose performances are you looking forward to most? Who do you think will walk away with what on the night? Drop your thoughts in the comments section.

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Former Making The Band choreographer, Laurie-Ann Gibson, performed her debut single ‘Addictive’ on BET’s 106 & Park earlier this week. I feel kinda bad for the following because of what she says at the end, but that was a mess. Tell a lie, the ‘performance’ was borderline ok – I mean, we all know she can dance – but that song is the absolute pits. Garbage at it’s worst. Stick to the dancing, I say.

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Rihanna Covers Cosmopolitan Another day, another Rihanna magazine cover. This time the Bajan beauty features on the cover of the March issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Yes, she looks great, but it’s like: what is there left for her to actually say anymore? She’s pimped her album for all it will do (kudos to her and Def Jam), but it’s time to call it a day (for now).

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Janet Jackson Tidbits

With the release of Janet Jackson’s much-hyped ‘comeback’ LP ‘Discipline’ just three weeks away, preparation for the album’s next single have been put into play. The video shoot for one of the two new singles, ‘Rock With U’, has been booked for next week and is set to be directed by UK director Saam Farahmand – who also shot the clip for Janet’s ‘Feedback’. I’m really hoping a video for her other single ‘LUV’ is shot soon as well. Right out the gate, ‘LUV’ is performing very well on urban radio and is the most hit-worthy track of the two IMO. {Source}
In other Janet news, an email sent out to fans and the press by her ‘people’ read:

“Janet is coming to Times Square February 26th and she plans on leaving a big impression! I can’t give away all of the details just yet but I can say the day will begin with a performance on Good Morning America… LIVE FROM THE NOKIA THEATRE!!!”

It seems Janet’s promo will kick into overdrive come release of the album, not to mention the buzz going around about a ‘surprise’ performance at the Grammy’s tomorrow night.

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