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Admirers of ‘Jump’ singer Rihanna may find the star’s influence in a unique place today, flaunted via a performance put on by Urban Pop dream team, 2NE1.

Pulling on the star’s Reggae tinged brand of R rated fun, the group rocked the Music Core Ulsan Summer Festival hours ago with their brand new single ‘Falling In Love’, proving just how far the singer’s signature- yet oft criticised- style has gone to influence her contemporaries across the globe.

Check ’em out after the jump!

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Last year, ‘Visual Concepts’ called on ‘On The Run‘ Rapper Jay Z to executive produce the soundtrack for NBA 2K 2013 soundtrack.

The hit Basketball game series that’s taken the world by storm since 1999, this year saw ‘NBA’ call on Miami Heat star LeBron James to pick songs he felt best suited this year’s ‘2014’ instalment.

Only right then, that he can call on the likes of John Legend, Drake and Robin Thicke to complete the set, enlisting their songs to accompany the hotly anticipated game play.

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Cop a gander of Christina Aguilera!

The Pop diva looked like a bag of money and good living as she arrived at the press launch for the fifth season of The Voice last night in Los Angeles.

Having made headlines for less than savoury reasons in the past, the singer hit all the right notes yesterday, turning heads in a demure pink ensemble.

Naturally, we’re wondering why Xtina wasn’t this “on” during her ‘Lotus’ campaign (after all, love it or loathe it, image decides a lot in today’s industry). However, she looks so fierce here that the only direction we’re gazing in is forward.

Fingers crossed a new album is on the horizon!

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As one of the most active online destinations for Urban Pop, things move at a rapid pace here at That Grape Juice. However, each week, there’s always select stories that resonate most amongst our millions of monthly readers. Happen to miss one of them? Fret not, you now have…The Refill!

No frills or trills, The Refill simply recaps the hottest topics on the lips of the TGJ faithful over the last seven days. The metrics used to compile the list weekly are comments, social media shares, and page views.  So without further adieu…

That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Stories Of The Week!

1) Vote: What Is The Greatest Song Of The Decade?!

2) Lil Kim’s Axed Lovebox Set Causes Controversy

3) Kelly Rowland Debuts ‘Dirty Laundry’ Video

4) Top Selling Albums Of The Decade Revealed 

5) Shots Fired? Lana Del Rey Disses Lady GaGa

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May 23rd 2014 marks the spot for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘, the latest instalment in the long running X-Men film series.

Welcoming Halle Berry back to reprise her role as Ororo ‘Storm’ Monroe, this month saw its cast arrive at San Diego’s Comic-Con to spill fresh details on the Bryan Singer piece during a fan based Q&A.

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It seems the charts won’t be the only place ‘Part of Me’ performer Katy Perry will have to battle the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Nicki Minaj.

For, after seeing her last album ‘Teenage Dream’ lift her to a lengthy reign atop Billboard charts,  Perry’s now looking to extend that throne occupancy to fragrance shelves.  Much to fan delight, the songstress took to Twitter earlier this week to unveil a queenly photo of herself accompanied by a scepter with the fragrance’s design atop it.

Greeted with royal fanfare in its own right, the snap surfaces just days before the songstress’s reprisal of the ‘Smurfette’ in the ‘Smurfs 2’ film is set to hit theaters (July 31).  Despite being a bit under the weather, last night saw the pop princess pop up on Jay Leno for a chat about the film and more.  See it all below:

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Following the success of first outing ‘Finally Famous’, Big Sean‘s upcoming sophomore effort ‘Hall Of Fame’ is easily one of Hip-Hop’s most anticipated releases of the year.

And with the set’s August 27th arrival rapidly approaching, the G.O.O.D Music rapper has unwrapped its accompanying cover in a bid to build on the buzz generated by its confirmed features (Lil Wayne, Jhene Aiko, and “possibly” Eminem).

Taking to Instagram, the 25-year-old showcased both the standard cover (above) and the deluxe – which you can peep below…

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Destiny has certainly been kind to Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett.

The former Destiny’s Child band-mates looked all sorts of lush as they caught up at Atlanta’s Prive earlier this week.

While the snap may come as a surprise to some, the pair have photographed together on multiple occasions since rekindling their friendship several years ago.

As many will recall, Luckett and LaTavia Roberson were ousted from the Grammy winning group in 2000 after requesting new management. DC’s remaining members Rowland and Beyonce would go on to recruit Michelle Williams – a decision that would see the collective go on to achieve the lion-share of their epic success.

Having enjoyed a solid solo run (one she’s looking to extend with her third studio album), Lady L recently revealed that she’s continuing to flex her acting muscles thanks to a new main cast role on VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’.

Watch her talk EXCLUSIVELY to That Grape Juice about her latest endeavors after the jump…

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Selena Gomez continues to carve a fresh lane for her brand this week, kicking off the promo rounds for her brand new album ‘Stars Dance‘.

Released to stellar reviews on July 23rd the Rihanna inspired project is set to debut on the Billboard 200 with 100,000 units- flaunting songs penned by Toby Gad (‘Big Girls Don’t Cry‘) and Stargate (‘Unfaithful‘).

Now, watch as the Pop sensation performs her new promo single ‘Slow Down’ on ‘Live with Kelly & Michael’ below!

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Norway found themselves showered with love on July 25th, when Rihanna arrived in Oslo to rock her ‘Diamonds World Tour’ for the European market.

While at the Telenor Arena, the seasoned hit maker praised the country for their contribution to her success, via the ‘Irreplaceable‘ producers that are Stargate, who hail from the nation.

A reflective Riri after the jump…

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Not since the heights reached by Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill has a female Rapper enjoy sales that see her go to to toe-and at times outsell- her Pop star contemporaries.

This time around, that female Rapper is none other than ‘Envy’ maestra Nicki Minaj whose debut album ‘Pink Friday‘ continues to solidify her time atop her field even three years after release.

For, with 3.8 million units worldwide, the album is now officially one of the highest selling albums of the decade- celebrated in a tally which showcases US sales moved since 2010.

Of course, while this decade has seven years to go before it ends, the list below tells many an interesting tale and – in Nicki‘s case- explain why the likes of Pepsi, MAC and Fox have all been so eager to nab a piece of her commercial pie.

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Earlier this month, Pop star maker Jay Z took to NYC’s Pace Gallery to shoot the performance art flick, ‘Picasso Baby’.

While there, he delivered a performance of the ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ jam in the company of Art enthusiasts and A-listers and now- one week before it premieres in full on Friday August 2nd at 11 pm- the icon unveils its trailer.

Check it out below…

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