After watching her breakthrough single, 2021’s ‘Hrs & Hrs,’ spend weeks and weeks atop Billboard R&B singles charts, singer-songwriter Muni Long saw its previously overlooked parent project – ‘Public Displays of Affection‘ – soar to #21 on the Billboard R&B album chart.

Capitalization on the track’s popularity not only came via a slew of televised live performances, but also via the release of a conceptual follow-up to its parent EP, ‘Public Displays of Affection Too,’ on July 1.

Now, Long is elongating her breakthrough era again – this time combining the ‘PDA’ EPs into one, 18-track package courtesy of the September 23-released ‘Public Displays of Affection: the Album.’

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If there are any Teena Marie fans who think JoJo doesn’t have what it takes to do the Ivory Queen of Soul’s biopic justice, the 31-year-old’s recently shared rendition of the classic tune ‘Square Biz’ may be just what’s needed to change their minds.


‘Blank Space’ singer Taylor Swift has been trending online today as speculation about her headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2023 cranked into overdrive.

However, per a new report, the superstar will not be gracing the grandest stage of them all and there remains a blank space in place of who will be.

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DaBaby may have an uphill battle on his hands clawing back his commercial clout after a close brush with total cancellation last year, but it appears the MC has found time to muse on others. Namely Megan Thee Stallion. 

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Just two weeks after Nia Long reportedly moved to Boston to be with longtime boyfriend Ime Udoka, former head coach of the Boston Celtics, reports surfaced he was having an affair with a Celtics staffer.

Believed to have broken an ethics clause in the process, the affair led to a full-year suspension from the team.  At this time, it’s uncertain what his future will the franchise will look like at the suspension’s end.

With more eyes on the couple than ever before, Long and Udoka have issued separate statements in response to the hoopla.  Look inside to see what they said.


Mariah Carey continues to pour out special treats in salute to the 25th anniversary of her ‘Butterfly’ album.

And the latest comes in the form of the video for her collaborative take on ‘The Roof’ with Brandy.

The pair’s incarnation of the much-loved jam features on the freshly unwrapped ‘Butterfly [25th Anniversary Edition]’ alongside rare live versions, remixes, and more.

Speaking on the duet, Mimi said:

“The Roof” Is one of my favorite songs from #Butterfly, so when we decided to redo it in The Butterfly Lounge, I had to ask one of my favorite singers ever, Miss Brandy to sing it with me!”

Brandy added:

“Love you Mariah Carey – so honored, overjoyed, and humbled to be a part of a body of work that changed my life. You are so loved.”

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With his new album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ jetting toward its September 30 release date, expect to see much of DDG on screens in support of the forthcoming effort.

And while buzz for the set is growing, thanks in great part to its latest single ‘If I Want You,’ even bigger buzz is brewing for the tune’s co-star – his girlfriend Halle Bailey.

Tapped to play Ariel in the live-action remake of the Disney classic ‘Little Mermaid,’ the 22-year-old sent hearts a-fluttering two weeks ago with the unveiling of the movie’s trailer which features a snippet of her stunning take on the film’s iconic song, ‘Part of Your World.’

And while part of the world is applauding her groundbreaking portrayal of the sea princess, the children’s flick has been inundated with racist criticism for Disney securing a Black actress to assume the role.

Look inside to see how DDG says Bailey’s handling to the negativity ahead of the May 2023 premiere of ‘Mermaid.’


Readers of That Grape Juice know how passionate we are about music – whether that be past or present.

However, unlike our other segments – Retro Rewind, TGJ Replay, and From The Vault – The Pop Stop is the most in-depth look at Pop songs that may have flown under the radar over the last week that you should know, rather they be from music’s biggest stars or those on the rise.

This week, we want to highlight cuts from Shania Twain, The 1975, Kelsea Ballerini, 5 Seconds of Summer, Royal & the Serpent, and The Comet is Coming.

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Norman, can you handle this?

Only a star of the magnitude of the legendary Norman Lear, one of television history’s most important writers and producers, can boast reassembling Destiny’s Child.

To celebrate his 100th birthday, the iconic girl group (sans leader Beyonce) lent a rocking tribute by performing ‘Moving On Up’ – the unforgettable theme song to his groundbreaking 70’s sitcom ‘The Jeffersons.’

After sending faithful DC3 fans into a frenzy via a preview, the ABC TV event honoring Lear’s centennial – ‘Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter’ – aired Thursday night (September 22) and gave viewers a chance to see Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams strut their stuff like only they can.

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Latto is the latest name to swing by Caresha Please on Revolt. 

The ‘Big Energy’ rapper chopped it up with host and fellow femcee Yung Miami. Together they were joined by co-anchor for the episode Saucy Santana. 

As has quickly become custom on the popular platform, candid was the name of the game – and few stones were left unturned.

During the fun-filled appearance, Latto opened up about working with Mariah Carey on the ‘Big Energy’ remix. Describing the experience as “iconic,” she says Mimi made the whole process “easy” and gushed that it’s a moment she’ll cherish forever.

Elsewhere, she spilled on her mystery boyfriend and the foundation he gives her amidst the busyness of her career. The 23-year-old shared that she has baby fever and is eyeing having a child with him “in 1-2 years.”

Latto touched upon the harshness of the spotlight and the beefs she feels stans and other entities are instrumental in starting between artists.

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The real-life VERZUZ between the team of Swizz Beats and Timbaland and Triller has concluded.

And it appears it’s once again a case of kumbaya.

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Giveon is proving to be the musical gift that keeps giving.

For, fresh from releasing his album ‘Give or Take,’ the R&B crooner has unwrapped brand new song ‘Time.’

Lifted from the ‘Amsterdam’ movie soundtrack (due October 7), the moving mid-tempo was penned by the singer alongside Drake and Daniel Pemberton. The latter of whom co-produced with Jahaan Sweet.

Speaking on the record, Giveon said:

“The depth and timeless feel of the record, as well as the incredible cast of talented actors starring in the movie immediately made me gravitate towards the film. I grew up listening and studying Frank Sinatra’s music, so I was excited to convey my admiration while channeling the feel of this film through that sound. Being a part of this incredible record has granted me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone.”

Drake also recently reflected on the song, saying:

“Loved working with this talented group and honored to help create something special and original for this meaningful film.”

The arrival of ‘Time’ comes as Giveon gears up to set sail on tour.

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