Posts tagged "Erykah Badu"

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Gets An Epic Space-Funk Cover From Erykah Badu: Listen

Erykah Badu puts her singular spin on the Drake hit.

Carl Williott / October 5, 2015

Chance The Rapper & Social Experiment Dropped ‘Surf’ Free On iTunes

The adventurous LP features Big Sean, J. Cole, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes and more.

Carl Williott / May 29, 2015

A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd & Erykah Badu To Perform At Roots Picnic 2015

See who else is set to take the stage at the 8th annual music fest!

Bianca Gracie / March 10, 2015

U2 Apologize (Kind Of) For Surprise ‘Songs Of Innocence’ Release: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?
:: Remember that horrible time when U2 added their new album, Songs Of Innocence, to our iCloud accounts? Well now they are finally apologizing…kind of. The band’s frontman, Bono, addressed the fiasco during a Facebook Q&A session: “Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are

Bianca Gracie / October 16, 2014

The Best 2014 Met Gala Selfies And Happy Snaps: 7 Pics Feat. Beyonce, Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift

The who’s who of the pop world showed up for last night’s (May 5) Met Gala. While Beyonce and Rihanna duked it out for best dressed bragging rights on the red carpet, other starlets took the event much less seriously. Selena Gomez, for example, used it as an excuse to catch up with BFF Taylor

Mike Wass / May 6, 2014

Stream Janelle Monae’s Sprawling ‘The Electric Lady’

We’ve got one more album to add to the flood of new music streams this week, with Janelle Monae’s The Electric Lady streaming in full. The Suite IV-V continuation of her Metropolis/ArchAndroid tale is cinematic and sprawling, equal parts James Bond and Shaft. After a 007-esque intro, the album gets right into the long-awaited Prince collab, “Givi…

Carl Williott / September 4, 2013

Janelle Monae’s ‘The Electric Lady’ Also Features Cee Lo Green, Solange & Big Boi: See The Tracklist

Janelle Monae has released the flashy cover artwork and sprawling tracklist for her forthcoming album The Electric Lady (out September 10). As you can see above, this album comprises Suites IV and V of her ArchAndroid tale, just as she told us it would at Coachella. (And it appears she has at least two more entrie…

Carl Williott / August 9, 2013

Prince Remixes Janelle Monae’s “Q.U.E.E.N.”: Listen

Prince is up to something this year. He’s done a handful of concerts and has been rolling out some exciting new material in recent months, but with typical misdirection and mystery. For his latest trick, the Purple One has remixed Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu’s wonderful “Q.U.E.E.N.,” turning it into an ’80s-style funk number. (That undulating bass line…

Carl Williott / June 26, 2013

Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu’s “Q.U.E.E.N.” Video: Watch Them Break Free

It’s so good to have Janelle Monae back in our lives, isn’t it? We were already obsessed with “Q.U.E.E.N.,” Monae’s collaboration with Erykah Badu, and now The Electric Lady’s lead single has gotten an equally enthralling video treatment. The tale begins in the Living Museum, “where legendary rebels throughout history have been frozen in suspended…

Carl Williott / May 1, 2013

Janelle Monae Teases “Q.U.E.E.N.” Video With Erykah Badu: Watch

Yes, we’re properly obsessed with Janelle Monae’s recent single “Q.U.E.E.N.” (with assistance from Erykah Badu, of course), and the video is shaping up to be promising — even just based on the thirty seconds of footage that Monae premiered as a sort of teaser. Why, you ask? Because Monae is getting primped and pampered in a tuxedo…

Sam Lansky / May 1, 2013

Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu’s “Q.U.E.E.N.”: Listen To The Funky, Sassy New Song

Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Brandy and Monica. Britney and Madonna. Yes, the history of pop is full of dynamic pairings of the day’s current divas. And now it’s time to add another one to the heap, in the form of the funky, finger-poppin’ new jam “Q.U.E.E.N.”, a duet betwee…

Robbie Daw / April 22, 2013

Janelle Monae Announces Erykah Badu-Featuring “Q.U.E.E.N.” Single, ‘The Electric Lady’ Album

Three years after releasing her critically acclaimed The ArchAndroid album, Janelle Monae is set to return at some point in the near future with follow-up LP The Electric Lady. News surfaced today via a press release that also spilled the info that the record’s lead single “Q.U.E.E.N.” will arrive on April 22 — and it…

Robbie Daw / April 12, 2013

Erykah Badu Tells Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne To “Kiss My Glittery Ass” Over NSFW Video

Nicki Minaj’s beef with Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg can take a back seat for now — there’s a new feud in town. Erykah Badu has lashed out at Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips for allowing an unfinished and unapproved version of their music video “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” appear online.

Becky Bain / June 7, 2012

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 2.26.12)

Even though Chris Brown hardly took the week off — he released his Fortune cover art and played at the NBA All-Star Game — we’re free of any Breezy-related controversy on this week’s Pop & Fizz graph. Instead, the biggest stories of the week involved tattoos (both Erykah Badu’s and Kid Cudi’s), as well a…

Becky Bain / March 2, 2012

Erykah Badu Concert In Malaysia Canceled Over Tattoo

Nearly two years after Erykah Badu ignited controversy with her ballsy “Window Seat” video, the singer is again in hot water over one of her creative choices — and this time it’s the ink on her body. The soulful artist has reportedly been banned from performing in Malaysia after pictures of her adorned with what…

Robbie Daw / February 28, 2012

‘VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul’: Watch Kelly Clarkson & All The Performances

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul aired last night, and each of the soulful ladies who took part brought their best game. “Today is probably one of the best days of my life,” Jessie J said during the telecast. “I feel like crying. I’m probably going to cry when it’s over, happy tears.” Jennifer Hudson, Mary J.

Robbie Daw / December 20, 2011

Watch “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul Red Carpet” Streaming Live

You want divas? VH1’s got ‘em — tonight, streaming live. We know that many of our favorite artists — from Kelly Clarkson to Florence + The Machine to Jennifer Hudson — positively burst with soulfulness. And tonight, they’re looking to show it off. We are streaming the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul red carpet live starting…

Idolator Staff / December 18, 2011

Erykah Badu Dances On Her Own In Her “Out My Mind, Just In Time” Video

Wondering what the antithesis of Beyonce’s epic, mega-budgeted “Run The World (Girls)” vid is? Look no further than Erykah Badu’s self-directed “Out My Mind, Just In Time” video, which features the “Gone Baby, Won’t Be Long” singer alone in an unlit room, dancing (but not singing) to her lovely, no-frills tune. There are…

Idolator Staff / May 28, 2011

Coachella Crew Tells Erykah Badu “Don’t Be Long” (PHOTOS)

Erykah Badu came to rock Day 2 of Coachella, and left controversy at home. Yesterday was all about the love as the VIBE cover girl as she kicked off her set with”20 Feet Tall” and  “The Healer”. The singer thrilled fans with old hits like “Kiss Me On My Neck” and new songs including…

Erika Brooks Adickman / April 17, 2011

Muse, MGMT, Big Boi And Sia To Play Outside Lands Fest

After turning Coachella on its head last year and preparing to rock the stage at Reading and Leeds, Muse have yet to tire of headlining music festivals. The Brit rock trio is set to perform at the 2011 Outside Lands fest, taking place August 12-14 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Joining Muse on the…

Becky Bain / April 11, 2011
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