It’s been years overdue, but Missy Elliott will finally be receiving her dues. For, it’s been announced that she’s this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honor at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Rihanna‘s ‘Fenty Beauty‘ has its eye on your brows.

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Lloyd is hitting the road and would like you to join him.

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It’s that time again! That Grape Juice wants to see what you all are listening to. Which 5 tracks have you got on constant rotation at the moment?

Remember, it doesn’t have to be limited to Urban music; could be something new, Throwback, religious, even something you made yourself! Drop a comment in the comments section. Ours are below – in no particular order:

1) Megan Thee Stallion – Hot Girl Summer (ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)

2) Beyonce – Brown Skin Girl (ft. WizKid, Blue Ivy, & Saint JHN)

3) Kirk Franklin – Love Theory

4) Ariana Grande – Boyfriend (w/ Social House)

5) Beyonce – Already (w/ Shatta Wale)

What are Your Top 5 Songs of The Moment?

‘You Need To Calm Down’ singer Taylor Swift was anything but calm when she took to the 2019 Teen Choice Awards stage in Hermosa Beach, California, to accept the ceremony’s inaugural Icon Award (August 11).

Presented a personalized surfboard (with photos of her cats emblazoned on it) by World Cup champion Alex Morgan, the 29-year-old beamed as she accepted the honor:

“These are my furry children, and this is a really proud moment for me that they are on a Teen Choice surfboard,” she said. “Aesthetically speaking, this might be my favorite award.”

Beyond thanking the show’s coordinators and her faithful fans, affectionately called #Swifties, the Pop diva sent fans into a frenzy with the announcement of the release date of her new single.  Watch inside:

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The R&B group Destiny’s Child are making serious moves on Spotify.

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Exactly four decades ago, the world received one of its most cherished musical gifts. This week’s From The Vault celebrates Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’, the first single from his ‘Off The Wall’ album, which turned 40 this week.

Though MJ had released solo material before, ‘Enough’ and its parent album are widely considered his “debut” offerings, primarily because of the creative control he finally was able to enjoy during recording.

The track – like most of ‘Off The Wall’ – was written by Jackson who also co-produced  alongside music wonder Quincy Jones. It was there and then that the world would be introduced to their magic, as well as Michael’s legendary falsetto and classic vocal tics.

Commercially, ‘Don’t Stop’ was an instant success and was the artist’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 in seven years. It reached the top spot in several European countries and peaked at #3 in the UK.

Nick Saxton directed the track’s iconic visual which stunned the masses back in 1979 because of its high-end technology and the entertainer’s charismatic choreography.

It is often considered one of pop culture’s first “music videos” (in the contemporary sense) and remains oh so impactful.

Just like George Michael’s ‘I Want Your Sex’ in ’87 and Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ in ’03, this track was Michael Jackson’s breakout moment, one where he was able to express for the first time the immensity and entirety of his talent and artistry.

40 years on, it’s still crystal clear why this very track kick-started a whole new chapter for the man who went on to become (and still reigns as) the King of Pop.

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Rihanna isn’t a fan of Joe Biden…and wants him to know it.

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Janet Jackson has been slaying Las Vegas with her ‘Metamorphosis’ residency and is proving she’s as potent as ever.

Having played to sold-out crowds since May, the high-octane spectacle is drawing to a close. But Ms. Jackson is ensuring she’s serving just as much electricity now as with the first show.

Case in point this epic performance of hit single ‘Feedback.’

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Ciara‘s relationship with Nickelodeon continues to prove fruitful.

Just weeks after announcing she was on board to executive produce and judge the children’s network’s ‘America’s Most Musical Family’ competition (as we reported here), the diva – ahead of the kick off of her highly anticipated ‘Beauty Marks’ tour (click here to read) – gave Nick viewers a taste of what they can expect from her dynamite live show on the road.

Delivering a high octane live rendition of her latest single, ‘Set,’ at the Michael Strahan-hosted Kids Choice Sports (August 10), Cici – introduced by husband Russell Wilson and son Future Zahir –  set the stage alight and had the crowd on its feet.  The reward for her awesome showing?  Green slime.

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‘There’s a vivacious woman inside my body that’s being set free,’ proclaimed Sam Smith in the behind the scenes peek at the creation of his latest music video, ‘How Do You Sleep.’

‘Sleep’ – a mid-tempo jam – certainly awakened conversation around the performer getting into the groove and showing off his best two-step in its accompanying music video (dance moves his previous efforts haven’t showcased to this extent).  With an impressive #29 debut on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, Smith is looking to keep the conversation going with hopes of scoring his next top 20 hit.

Under the supervision of famed choreographer Parri$ (famous for her work with Janet Jackson, Ciara, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and more), look inside to see just how the magic of ‘Sleep’ came to be:

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Drake, Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Wale, and Swizz Beatz are just a few of the Hip Hop heavyweights assembled to guest star on ‘Port of Miami 2’ – the newest album from Rick Ross.

A conceptual sequel to his chart-topping debut studio album (2006), the LP comes as his first full length studio effort since 2017’s ‘Rather You Than Me.’ Preceded to chart battle by its tunes ‘Act a Fool,’ ‘Big Tyme,’ and ‘Gold Roses,’ days before its arrival Ross revealed a listen to its gem, ‘Turnpike Ike’ (as we reported here).

Now, he’s unveiled its accompanying music video.  See it and hear its parent album inside:

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