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Before they enjoy similar success in their domestic market this week, Kanye West & J.Cole have found themselves dominating the British charts this week, soaring to the top with their respective albums!

Chart check below…

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Much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.  So in a quest to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday we introduced a new retrospective segment – ‘TGJ Replay’.

Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase albums (and eras) from a library of pop music hits.  Finally, we go back to the debut solo project of gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard…1997’s ‘Finally Karen’

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Ciara wowed the good people of Bulgaria last night, when she touched down in the country to headline the 359 Hip Hop Fest alongside Rick Ross!

Arriving weeks before the launch of her new album ‘Ciara‘, the Southern star rocked her audience with a collection of her most celebrated material, including ‘Fantasy Ride‘s ‘Work’.

We were just about to press play before you got here, so meet us below to watch it with us!

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Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.

Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.

Tuck in below for the latest news on Kirk Franklin, William Murphy, and Hezekiah Walker…

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As a gifted rapper, Drake often finds favour around these sides. However, on occasion, the Canadian MC does some very “Drake” things which leave us scratching our heads.

Case, point, his new Ovo video which features him drinking a shot from a coveted Grammy Award.

The footage shows the Young Money star receiving a gong for Best Rap Album (2012) for his sophomore effort ‘Take Care’; unable to contain his excitement, the 26-year-old uses it in a way we doubt those vying for similar recognition would smile at.

See what we mean below…

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He’s the mastermind behind some of Gospel and R&B’s recent chart winners. That’s right, we’re talking about the vocal wonder that is TC– the man behind Brandy‘s fan favorite ‘Wish Your Love Away’ and Justin Bieber‘s ‘She Don’t Like The Lights’.

Now, in lending that voice to the stellar cut, he’s released a cover of Fantasia‘s forthcoming single ‘Without Me’, so close to the original even we had trouble differentiating between this and the original.

Enjoy below…

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For anyone old enough remember to release of Beyonce‘s debut album ‘Dangerously In Love’, its 10th anniversary will no doubt bring back many a fond memory.

Following the critical success of Kelly Rowland‘s Alternative R&B piece ‘Simply Deep’ and Michelle Williams’ speedy ascent to the top of Gospel, ‘Love’ came two years after its title track featured on Destiny’s Child 2001 LP ‘Survivor’, a classic in its own right.

Now, in celebrating the album’s tenth birthday and the moments it created for so many across the world, we ask…

 

When was the first time you heard ‘Crazy In Love’?

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With Drake dropping ‘Nothing Was The Same‘ in September, Big Sean eyes the month of August for the launch of his new LP ‘Hall Of Fame‘.

When exactly?

Date after the jump….

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Sunday, June 23rd will see a specially themed episode of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ air to tackle the topic of “dark girls in Hollywood”.  With top African American actresses Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, and Viola Davis amongst a panel assembled by host Oprah Winfrey, the ladies dish in detail about the obstacles many actresses of color face in the industry.

See clips above:

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Your thoughts?

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While fans have been enjoying ‘Boomerang’ – the latest single from guitar wielding soul singer Lyfe Jennings, the ‘Hypothetically’ hitmaker has lifted the lid on a forthcoming reality show.

Titled ‘Our Life’, the show is set to document the daily happenings of Lyfe’s life post-3 year jail stint.  Much like rapper Shawty Lo, it is said the show’s focus will be more on Jennings’ children and “baby mamas”, but unlike Lo, the ‘Must Be Nice’ maestro promises to keep the show nice and ‘ratchet-free’.

Until we see if he keeps his promise, keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops.  No premiere date or network set as of time reporting.

Your thoughts?

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While fans have been enjoying ‘Boomerang’ – the latest single from guitar wielding soul singer Lyfe Jennings, the ‘Hypothetically’ hitmaker has lifted the lid on a forthcoming reality show.

Titled ‘Our Life’, the show is set to document the daily happenings of Lyfe’s life post-3 year jail stint.  Much like rapper Shawty Lo, it is said the show’s focus will be more on Jennings’ children and “baby mamas”, but unlike Lo, the ‘Must Be Nice’ maestro promises to keep the show nice and ‘ratchet-free’.

Until we see if he keeps his promise, keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops.  No premiere date or network set as of time reporting.

Your thoughts?

We have a confession to make….TGJ just can’t get enough of Fifth Harmony!

So, you can imagine our delight when we learned the stars would be hitting KIIS FM today, joining the outlet for an interview and performance in aid of their new single ‘Miss Movin’ On‘.

Sans auto-tune and studio wizardry, and packing nothing but raw talent, the ladies rocked with ‘The Weekend Mixtape’ with a set now available to enjoy below!

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