‘How We Roll,’ the long-awaited duet of Ciara and Chris Brown, is quietly rolling toward being one of her biggest Billboard hits in a decade.
Chris Brown defied the odds and industry analysts when his 11th studio album, ‘11:11,’ clocked into the Billboard 200’s top 10 this week despite predictions forecasting the contrary.
Keeping a nearly 20-year charting streak intact that dates back to the arrival of his eponymous debut in 2005, the #9 arrival of the 22-track project means the GRAMMY winner has seen every one of his LPs crack the all-genre tally’s topmost dectet.
As if that’s not enough to celebrate, the unique achievement sees Breezy breeze past some of his idols like Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson in Billboard history books.
For hits like ‘Sweet Love,’ ‘Giving You the Best That I Got,’ ‘Body and Soul,’ and more, Queen of Quiet Storm Anita Baker is no stranger to receiving royal acclaim from industry critics, music lovers, and peers over her 40-year career.
It’s a status that shows no signs of slowing as the 8x GRAMMY winner is currently embarking on ‘The Songstress Tour’ – a North American trek showcasing her treasure chest of hits.
As she garners even more praise from fans new and old, she’s also been getting nods from some big names in the industry for her enduring impact.
Look inside to see what the likes of Lil Wayne, Nick Jones, and Missy Elliott said (or did) over the last month that got reactions from Baker.
After being put on the Rap map thanks to her June-released sophomore mixtape, ‘Hood’s Hottest Princess,’ femcee Sexyy Red is using the momentum of her rising star to give the set another push thanks to a forthcoming deluxe edition.
To amp excitement about the re-release, the pregnant femcee has delivered the first taste from its updated tracklist: ‘Free My N***a.’
“Free my n-gga, free my n-gga / Only if he knew that this a** gettin’ thicker / Free my n-gga, free my n-gga / Gone for too long, need to get home quicker,” she spits over the Sool Got Hits-produced beat.
Ahead of the release of its accompanying music video, hop inside to hear the new tune in full.
EMMY-winning musical director, musician, and singer-songwriter Adam Blackstone has lifted the lid on his first holiday album, ‘A Legacy Christmas.’
Arriving on digital shelves just weeks after Blackstone bagged a set of GRAMMY nominations, the era supporting the 11-track effort – which features a who’s who of collaborators including Andra Day, BJ The Chicago Kid, Boyz II Men, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lena Byrd Miles, and more – was kicked off by the KeKe Palmer-assisted ‘Christmas Kisses.’
A yuletide-flavored spin on Adam’s 2022 debut solo album, ‘Legacy,’ hop inside to stream ‘Christmas’ courtesy of Apple Music and Spotify.
Their November 17-released collaborative album, ‘Welcome 2 ColleGrove,’ may be on track to being next week’s top Hip-Hop debut on the Billboard 200, but the commercial and critical acclaim being showered on the project isn’t enough to make 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne rest on their laurels.
“Neck look like anime or cartoons, art to ‘em / I got the spikes on the Gucci, look like Bart to ‘em / Gimmie the Nikes, lemme add some Comme Des Garcons to ‘em,” raps Wayne in the Krispy, DJ Scoob Doo, and The Wizard-directed music video.
See the black-and-white affair inside.
‘Last Time I Saw You’ hitmaker Nicki Minaj last saw her named printed at #3 behind Latto and Doja Cat on Billboard’s Year-End Top Rap Artists (Female) chart thanks to her 2022 hits ‘Super Freaky Girl,’ ‘Do We Have a Problem?,‘ and others.
This year, however, she’s hopped to the front of the line.
Bad boys and girls unite for a war on Christmas in Disney’s 2023 original holiday film, ‘The Naughty Nine.’
Starring Academy Award-winning screen legend Danny Glover as “Santa,” ‘Nine’ tells the story of a group of kids who find out they’ve been placed on the “naughty list” so they band together to pull off a heist at the North Pole.
Starring Winslow Fegley, Anthony Joo, Imogen Cohen, Deric McCabe, Ayden Elijah, Camila Rodriguez, Madilyn Kellam, Leonidas Castrounis, the Alberto Belli-directed movie premiered on Disney on November 22 and Disney+ on November 23.
Hop inside to catch a peek at the action before heading to the streamer to watch the festive flick in full.
Jordin Sparks fans may be used to spinning 2020’s ‘Cider & Hennessy’ EP to spice up their holidays, but now the GRAMMY-nominated songstress has unwrapped a new festive collection to add to their playlists: ‘The Gift of Christmas.’
Surprise-released on Friday (November 24), the 4-song set comes as a short and sweet toast to the season and shines with Sparks’ rendition of classics like ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful,’ ‘Angels We Have Heard on High,’ and more.
Arriving to digital shelves just a week after Jordin lifted the lid on her original yuletide tune, ‘Candy Cane Lane,’ hop inside to stream ‘Gift’ courtesy of Spotify and Apple Music.
With five 2024 GRAMMY nominations to her credit (including Best New Artist) as revealed at the top of November, newcomer Coco Jones definitely has a lot to be thankful for this season.
Now, just a day after Thanksgiving, she’s reiterating that courtesy of a new holiday tune, ‘Timeless Christmas.’
Co-penned with Tiyon ‘TC’ Mack, the original yuletide tune comes as the second of such ilk she’s released in the last month and follows her remake of Destiny’s Child favorite ‘8 Days of Christmas.’
“There’s laughter in our hearts, a special kind / Sharing love and kindness in every rhyme / Every rhyme / We gather ’round with friends by our side / And feel all the magic in the sky / In the sky,” she croons on the heartwarming song.
Hear the Apple Music exclusive in full inside.
3 years after watching his last LP, 2020’s ‘Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of God,’ enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200, Rap icon Busta Rhymes is looking to repeat the feat with the star-studded follow-up ‘Blockbusta.’
His 11th studio effort, the GRAMMY nominee assembled an untouchable trinity of super-producers – Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and Pharrell – to serve as its executive producers while recruiting the likes of Coi Leray, Young Thug, Quavo, Chris Brown, Kodak Black, Burna Boy, and more to serve as guest stars.
Amid the sea of big names, a standout undoubtedly comes courtesy of the DaBaby and T-Pain-assisted ‘Big Everything’ – which also acs as the latest single from ‘Blockbusta.’
Hear it inside alongside its parent project courtesy of Apple Music and Spotify.
Dante Bowe is blazing a trail and doing so on his own terms.
Having earned accolades in earnest as part of Maverick City Music, the gifted star is shining solo.
This summer brought with it the release of his eclectic self-titled debut, which is home to fan favorites such as ‘Wind Me Up’ and ‘Fire.’
Igniting his heat streak the more, Bowe is gearing up to perform at the Soul Train Awards 2023 in what promises to be a must-see showing.
Ahead of the performance, That Grape Juice caught up with the singer who is clearly poised to make a renewed mark.
Our exclusive interview with Donte Bowe awaits below…