Snoop Dogg‘s open condemnation of 6ix9ine has been met with a wild new claim that he turned on his friends to save himself from jail time.
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Today brings with it the 54th birthday of Pop queen Janet Jackson!
Boasting an illustrious career that spans over four decades, the Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer has etched her name into the fabric of music history with classics such as ‘Rhythm Nation,’ ‘Nasty,’ and ‘All For You.’
But on a momentous day like this (and while she readies new album ‘Black Diamond’), we see no better time than the present to celebrate some of Miss Jackson’s lesser known jams.
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Designed much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, ‘Replay’ is That Grape Juice‘s retrospective segment – a written quest, if you will, to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday.
Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase entire albums (and eras) from a library of Pop and Urban Pop music hits.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her sophomore album, ‘Oops!…I Did It Again,’ we’re saluting Pop icon Britney Spears again.
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As we reported here, Country superstar Kenny Chesney ended Drake‘s decade-long Billboard 200 #1 streak when his latest album bested the Canadian hitmaker’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ for the tally’s top spot this week.
The narrow win earned a unanimous thumbs down from the rapper’s (born Aubrey Graham) devoted fans as they called out the fact Chesney’s victory was aided by ticket bundling – the act of combining a tour’s ticket sales with album giveaways to pad sales figures. An issue earning Billboard criticism recently, fans are wondering how the tactic is allowed when most tours are temporarily on hold due to the global health crisis.
Now, the ‘Here & Now’ singer is back in the bad graces of Graham’s supporters as he’s announced the year-long postponement of the very ‘Chillaxification’ used to get him the top spot.
Is 6ix9ine just a sore loser or is he shedding light on a hot topic in the music industry?
Regardless of where one stands on the issue, what is sure is the 24-year-old (born Daniel Hernandez) is making new enemies on freedom’s side of prison as he’s taken to social media almost everyday this week to call out Billboard for allowing artists to use unconventional tactics to score high chart positions (like we’ve reported here).
As his latest single, ‘GOOBA,’ is in a tight race with Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande‘s, ‘Stuck With U,’ for next week’s top spot, the latter have launched promotional campaigns to assist with the sell of their duet. After Amazon urged fans to buy the tune in exchange for them donating $5 for each copy sold (click here to read more), Billboard themselves – in the final hours of sales tracking – took to Twitter to announce:
Because more and more artists are utilizing “bundling” the physical sale of singles (i.e. vinyl, signed CD copies) with the accompaniment of a free digital download, the sales-padding is helping their overall first week sales. Apparently, 6ix9ine has had enough of this move, especially if such move costs him the #1 next week.
Look inside to see his lengthy rant to Billboard about how Ariana and Justin are “manipulating the charts.”
King of Pop Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, and Beyoncé are just a few of the multi-Platinum selling artists who have soared to the top of charts on the wings of production from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
With hits spanning over two decades, the GRAMMY-winning producer boasts a collection of RIAA certification plaques that knows few rivals.
Yet, despite having amassed accolades and peer recognition beyond measure over his storied career, the 42-year-old operates with a hunger and tenacity akin to that of an industry newcomer – a trait he recently told That Grape Juice is among the many that keep him humble.
In addition to dishing exclusively about his new single ‘Come Together’ – an amalgamation of some of Gospel music’s biggest names (i.e. Fred Hammond, Karen Clark Sheard, Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Marvin Sapp, and more) – Jerkins waxed honest on his love for longtime collaborator Brandy, the VERZUZ battle franchise, and so much more.
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Kelly Rowland is hot on the promotional trail for new single ‘Coffee.’
With the scintillating track heating up at Urban radio, Ms. Kelly checked-in with The Breakfast Club and spoke on a multitude of topics.
The super candid sit-down saw the solo GRAMMY winner open up about music (including having recorded three albums worth of material), her hiatus, ageism in the industry, her label situation, and much much more.
A great interview awaits after the jump…
Though most of her time is spent hosting daytime TV series ‘Strahan, Sara, and KeKe,’ the multitalented KeKe Palmer is not leaving her fans hungry for new music.
Since the turn of the year, the 26-year-old has been pouring a steady flow of singles including ‘FYG,’ ‘Got Em Mad,’ ‘Virgo Tendencies,’ and more (click here to listen).
Now, she’s tag-teaming with rising rapper Coi Leray for the braggadocious tune, ‘Sticky.’
“Lip gloss sticky, attitude b–chy/ How I taste? Peachy/ He wanna lick my keke,” she proclaims in the Tasha Catour-produced tune’s chorus.
See its equally sizzling music video, helmed by Rosero McCoy, inside: