Janet - 'Discipline' Tracklisting The official tracklisting for Janet Jackson’s much-hyped new album ‘Discipline’ has surfaced via Walmart and HMV Japan. With word being that the album has been completed, mixed and mastered, I would assume the tracklisting is concrete:
01. I.D. (Interlude)
02. Feedback (by R. Jerkins)
03. LUV (by R. Jerkins)

04. Spinnin (Interlude)
05. Rollercoaster (by R. Jerkins)
06. Bathroom Break (Interlude)
07. Rock With U (by J. Dupri / Ne-Yo)
08. 2nite (by Stargate)
09. Can’t B Good (by Ne-Yo)
10. 4 Words (Interlude)
11. Never Letchu Go (J. Austin / J.Dupri)
12. Truth Or Dare (Interlude)
13. Greatest X (by The Dream / T. Stewart)
14. Good Morning Janet (Interlude)
15. So Much Betta
16. Play Selection (Interlude)
17. The 1 feat. Missy Elliott
18. What’s Ur Name (by J. Dupri)

19. The Meaning (Interlude)
20. Discipline (by Ne-Yo)
21. Back (Interlude)
22. Curtains

Japanese Bonus Track
23. Let Me Know (by Ne-Yo)
24. Feedback (Ralphi Rosario Electro Shock Radio Edit)
I’m thinking the Janet fans can breathe a sigh of relief, after many assuming she’d done away with her trademark interludes. The tracklisting was pretty interesting on a number of other fronts too; the Missy Elliott collabo seems to have come out of nowhere and Janet really seems to have found a formular that (hopefully) works with a select few producers and stuck with it. Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins has a lot of material placed on the record, as do rising stars The Dream & Tricky Stewart. ‘Discipline’ drops February 26th.

Your thoughts?

Check out this new promotional pic for the second season of Salt-N-Pepa’s hit VH1 reality show – ‘The Salt-N-Pepa Show.’ The ladies, both in their fourties, are looking great. US visitors, you can catch the season premiere on February 11th at 10pm.

What do you think of the pic?
In her latest MySpace blog, Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams updates fans on her project, offers words of inspiration and shouts-out That Grape Juice! Check it out:

Hey family!!!! I’m so happy we finally updated my myspace page!!! Whewwwww!!! Thanks to all my folks at Music World for hookin a sista’s page up!!! (thanks Courtney!)

I’m lovin my new page!! LOL

Just wanna say thanks again for the support and encouragement!! I’m taking all of the comments and suggestions to heart!!! Especially the ones about what I should do with my hair!!!

We’ve also put the snip of Stop This Car on here as well!!

Kids, Kids………don’t sleep!! I got some more for ya!!! I’m so ready to hit the scene again and perform my new material!! I gotta hold my horses y’all!!!

I just wanna say that God is sooooooooooo good!! Everything has been coming together!!! Never doubt…..always believe in YOURSELF!!! Yes……Michelle Williams “the quiet one”……..has the nerve and audacity to try something different!!!! I say that bcuz it took me a minute to accept change!! Fear had me for a minute but I had to let that go bcuz I don’t wanna be kickin myself in the behind 10 years from now singin the “coulda woulda shoulda” song!!!! You guys take this year and claim AWESOME things!!! Whatever you put in the air….it’ll come back to you!! So that being said….I’m expecting GREAT things for my life and for your life too in 2008!! I’m getting me a boyfriend too!!! (just thought I’d put that in the air LOL) I’m not needy trust me!! Never be in need for a man or a woman…..they should always be a benefit!!!!!!!!!

I gotta shout out concreteloop and UK based thatgrapejuice.net for posting pieces of my blogs on your pages.

I love you fam!!!!
God Bless

Much props to Michelle for showing That Grape Juice love. As an ‘everyday somebody’ who simply uses the site to share my love for music, it really is a great feeling when things like this happen.
Michelle, if you’re reading, many of us are anticipating the album and wish you much success 🙂

Your thoughts?
Mary J. Blige’s appearance on the Tyra Banks show aired yesterday. The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul was interviewed as well as performing her new single ‘Hurt Again.
Great interview! That has to be the most I’ve ever seen Mary show of her real personality, aside from her music. Kudos to Tyra for delivering such awesome interviews with her quirky self lol.

Though I still think there are more eligible single tracks on Mary’s ‘Growing Pains’ album, I’m starting to gravitate toward ‘Hurt Again’ more after seeing this performance. Good stuff.

What do you think of the interview / performance?

In what comes as unsurprisingly surprising news (if that makes any sense), Nicole Scherzinger’s serially delayed solo debut ‘Her Name Is Nicole’ has been pushed back to June 23rd (UK). Is there a point anymore? For real, by then it will be almost a year since the album was originally supposed to drop. You’d think the album was the hotness with the way it’s still being pushed to the public. The reaction to those dreadful singles she released should serve as an indicator that not many are feeling what she has to offer as a solo artist. I say, throw in the towel (at least she tried lol) and call it a day. The Pussycat Dolls have a winning formula – she should stick with that.
Any thoughts?

Danity Kane performed their new single ‘Damaged’ at Spotlight on Bad Boy RnB Night this Tuesday (January 28th). I’m really on the fence about this single and Danity Kane altoghether this time around. ‘Damaged’ IMO just isn’t (lead) single material, and with the heat they packed on that first album, I definitely expected better. Saying that, the girls definitely are working with something and their growth, in terms of stage presence, really shows in this performance. Time will tell if the album delivers the goods. (Tidbit: Is it me or is that Shannon actually singing at the start?!).

The girls recently stopped by Miss Jones’ Hot 97 radio show and had a lot to say about a certain Keyshia Cole. I won’t spoil it, but I’m sure this one is sure to raise a few eyebrows. Check it out:


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Alicia Keys Joins Grammy Line-UpIt has been announced that Alicia Keys will be performing at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10th. Keys joins an already stellar line-up of performers which includes Beyonce, Rihanna, and Janet Jackson (unconfirmed).
Though I enjoyed Alicia’s latest effort ‘As I Am’, her performance isn’t one I’ll be looking out for. Granted she always gives a good performance, I’m kinda left wondering what’s the point – she’s hit the stage at every award show for the last few months now.

Your thoughts?
Rihanna continues to up her endorsement game by becoming featuring in the now-iconic ‘Got Milk’ campaign. Can’t hate on her hustle…or that of her label’s.
In other Rihanna news, MTV.com is reporting that the ‘Umbrella’ singer is already at work on the follow-up to ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’. I was now about to rant about how she needs to go sit down blah blah blah. Yet, it’s obvious what’s going on here. With her ‘breakthrough’ album ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ having sold less than expected – especially after the monster that was ‘Umbrella’ – the label are gonna try squeeze out as much as they can from her marginally talented self.

You ready for a new Rihanna album?

Lil’ Mama is back in more ways than one with the video for her latest single ‘Shawty Get Loose’ (ft. Chris Brown & T-Pain). The video for the single, her third from forthcoming album ‘The Voice Of The Young People’, is probably one of the best videos released so far this year. An innovative concept as well as impressive choreography make for this to be a great vid. It’s shame the song doesn’t quite measure up. Still, I really like what Lil’ Mama is bringing to the industry; she kinda reminds me of a young Missy, Left Eye and Ciara rolled into one.

What do you think of the video?

Janet - New 'Discipline' Promo PicsCheck out these new promotional pics for pop star Janet Jackson’s new album ‘Discipline’ (due February 26th). Granted Photoshop was obviously enlisted, Janet looks great. For a split second I didn’t know if these pics were from the ‘janet’ album days. At 41, Ms. Jackson is giving the young ones a run for their money.

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Kanye West Preps 'Glow in The Dark' TourThis promotional pic for Kanye West’s forthcoming ‘Glow In The Dark’ US tour was recently posted on his official blog. Though no dates were given, the pic reveals the supporting line-up, which certainly leads one to believe this will be one unmissable show. Rihanna, N.E.R.D and Lupe Fiasco have all been tapped to join the rapper on the nationwide trek. Dates should follow shortly.

Will you be seeing the ‘Glow In The Dark’ tour?

The US version of the video for Leona Lewis’ single ‘Bleeding Love’ debuted today on Yahoo Music. Director Jesse Terrero shot the video in New York City back in December last year. Although Leona is looking on-point in the clip, I must say that I prefer the original video , it had more everything – from the concept to the performance to capturing the essence of the song. Still, I’m sure poised for much success in the States. ‘Spirit’, Leona’s multi-Platinum debut album, is set to hit stores in the US on April 8th.

What do you think of the video?