It’s just a good week to be The Weeknd.

The same day the Grammy winner unleashed his highly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘After Hours’ (March 20), he learned its two lead singles – ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ – had been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting over 1 million in sales equivalence respectively (as we reported here).

Released via XO/Republic, the set made Apple Music history by surpassing over a million pre-adds on the service by the time of its release.  Going on to dominate the digital platform’s real-time charts, ‘Hours’ also commanded a number of positions on other digital tallies like iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. His grip over the latter was so notable, the streaming giants took to social media to congratulate him on news the LP had zoomed past the 1 billion spins mark.

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Much like her idol, Queen of Pop Madonna (click here to read more), March 27 marks the anniversary of one of Pop Princess Britney Spears‘ most enduring classics.

Two decades after releasing ‘Oops!… I Did It Again,’ the lead single from her history-making sophomore album of the same name, she took to Instagram to celebrate:

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Tinashe, Rita Ora, and John Legend join a “who’s who” list of performers set to rock the 12-hour Twitch Stream Aid 2020 concert on Saturday (March 28).

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During his brief but impressive tenure in the spotlight, Bad Bunny quickly established himself as quite the envelope pusher.

And he continues along said trajectory in the video for new single ‘Yo Perreo Sola.’

Appearing in drag for much of the visual, the clip showcases the star like never before.

It’s the latest offering from his album ‘YHLQMDLG,’ which smashed streaming records upon its release last month.

We imagine more spins are incoming based on the must-see visual. Check it out below…

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While the music industry as a whole has reported a notable reduction in streaming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s enduring impact (click here to read), some of its acts are boasting the opposite.

Many U.S. cities – in an effort to reduce spread of the disease and encourage social distancing – have mandated their residents not only limit leaving their houses to “essential travel” (like grocery shopping and doctor’s), but also work from home when able.

The increase in companies participating in the trend oddly spiked renewed interest in the now defunct fivesome Fifth Harmony‘s 2016 hit, ‘Work From Home’ (found aboard their last album as a quintet, ‘7/27’).

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Ari Lennox is extending her ‘Shea Butter Baby‘ story with help from Doja Cat and Durand Bernarr.

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we’re showing love to ‘Lovergirl’ – the Grammy-nominated signature song of Ivory Queen of Soul Teena Marie. Join us inside:

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March 27 marks the 50th birthday anniversary of Pop icon Mariah Carey‘s arrival to Earth.

A larger-than-life diva whose enormous talent has only been matched by her equally magnetic personality and incomparable chart stats, Carey’s 30-year catalog of memorable moments are voluminous (to say the least).

With a library of inimitable vocal moments and career milestones to her credit, That Grape Juice – in honor of her 50th – has assembled 50 of our favorite Mimi minutes 

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Khalid reminds viewers of the importance of not settling for less with his latest inspirational single, ‘Know Your Worth.’

Tapping DJ duo Disclosure to assist, the Daniel Russel-directed visual – which surfaces just a month after the song hit digital retailers – sees Grammy-nominee team up with a colorful dance crew to help drive the message home.

 “You don’t know your worth/All the things I know that you deserve,” he sings on the chorus. “Say it’s not real if it doesn’t hurt/Find someone you know will put you first/Find someone who loves you at your worst.”

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Rita Ora skews cinematic in the action-packed video for ‘How To Be Lonely.’

Directed by Dave Meyers, the quirky clip is the first offering from the chart-topping Pop starlet this year and comes as she amps up momentum for her third studio album.

Grander in scale than most of Ora’s past offerings, the visual tells quite the tale.


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Love is in the air for Da Brat!

The femcee/actress/radio personality took to Instagram recently to tearfully break news her fiancée – hair care mogul Jesseca Dupart – imparted quite the early birthday gift in honor of the ‘Funkdafied’ hitmaker’s birthday next month.

Immensely private about her love life over the years, the recent announcement has seen a collection of congratulatory messages sent her way in light of the report.

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French Montana has been hit with a lawsuit.

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