Posts tagged "Janelle Monae"

Miley Cyrus, Diana Ross, Janelle Monae & Elton John To Feature On Chic’s Comeback LP

Nile Rodgers has shed some light on Chic‘s first LP in 23 years. It’s About Time could feature collaborations with pop heavyweights Miley Cyrus, Diana Ross, Janelle Monae and Elton John.

By: Mike Wass / March 5, 2015

Lady Gaga Is Engaged To Taylor Kinney: Morning Mix

Plus: Stevie Wonder talks his new album, Janelle Monae starts a record label and Charli XCX takes us back to the ’90s with her latest cover.

By: Christina Lee / February 17, 2015

Beyonce, Solange, Janelle Monáe & More Celebrate D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’ Album

Last week marked the 15th anniversary of Voodoo — D’Angelo‘s critically acclaimed sophomore album & some of your favorite artists are paying tribute!

By: Bianca Gracie / February 4, 2015

Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Usher & More To Honor Stevie Wonder At All-Star Grammy Tribute

The 57th annual Grammys are already shaping up to be a pretty stellar show, but what’s happening after it airs is also great! It has been announced that a variety of top artists will honor 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder for an upcoming special, titled Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life —

By: Bianca Gracie / January 14, 2015

OutKast Announces Special Guests For #ATLastWeekend Shows

After a huge 40-date reunion tour that kicked off with Coachella, OutKast is planning to wrap things up with a few more festival dates, including #ATLastWeekend – a string of homecoming performances in Atlanta. But the rap duo won’t be going out without a bang! They have revealed some major guest acts who…

By: Bianca Gracie / September 24, 2014

Janelle Monae’s “Electric Lady” Video: Watch Her Shows Off Her Funky Dance Moves

We’ve all at one point or another had the joyous pleasure of experiencing a dreaded Greek-life party at least once in our college career. Yeah… none of us are proud of it, either. But, we’ll tell you this much: If Janelle Monáe threw a sorority bash like the one in her video for album-titled track…

By: Rachel Sonis / July 30, 2014

Pitbull’s Pants Steal The Show At World Cup Opening Ceremony: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Pitbull stole the spotlight from Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte during the World Cup opening ceremony. It’s not for being an electrifying performer, though – his high-waisted white capris, what one viewer called “diaper pants,” became the talk of social media. [ABC]

:: Beyonce and Jay Z

By: Christina Lee / June 16, 2014

Janelle Monae Covers David Bowie’s “Heroes” Live For The First Time On ‘Letterman': Watch

Janelle Monae visited Late Show with David Letterman to perform her space-funk take on David Bowie‘s 1977 classic, “Heroes”, for the first time. While her cover appears on Pepsi’s visual album celebrating soccer during the World Cup, Beats of the Beautiful Game, Monae’s Late Night performance made for a convincing argument that “Heroes” should be…

By: Christina Lee / June 12, 2014

Janelle Monae: 7 Questions About Her “Heroes” Cover For Pepsi & What She’s Working On Next

Janelle Monae is a busy woman. As Pepsi’s Beats Of The Beautiful Game compilation dropped this week, Monae is already hard at work with her Wondaland collective, ready to churn out a new project. Could it be a fourth album, following her colossal The Electric Lady? Or will she be dropping off more of a collaborative album…

By: Kathy Iandoli / June 12, 2014

Janelle Monae Performs “Electric Lady” On ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ Amid Tour Cancellation: Watch

Janelle Monae helped comedian Maya Rudolph debut her anticipated variety show by performing “Electric Lady,” off her 2013 album of (almost) the same name. While initial reviews for The Maya Rudolph Show have been mixed, its studio audience showed how tough it can be to resist Monae’s bonafide energy and charms. Just as on The

By: Christina Lee / May 20, 2014

Pepsi Taps Spike Lee, Timbaland, Janelle Monae For World Cup Visual Album

Pepsi will release a visual album that pairs singers with filmmakers to celebrate soccer during the World Cup. The first single off Beats of the Beautiful Game, Janelle Monae‘s cover of David Bowie ‘s “Heroes” (above), had debuted in April, while a new song and video will be released each week starting May 20, until the…

By: Christina Lee / May 12, 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

By: Mike Wass / May 6, 2014

Watch Janelle Monae Join Outkast For “Hey Ya!” In Georgia

During the first weekend of Coachella earlier this month, Outkast invited a handful of guests to perform with them, including fellow retro-futurist Janelle Monae, who nearly stole the show with her lively “Tightrope” performance. Monae again joined the ATLiens Sunday night (April 27), this time at Georgia’s Counterpoint Festival, for their homecoming rendition of 2003…

By: Carl Williott / April 29, 2014

Coachella 2014: OutKast Bring Out Janelle Monae & Future For Reunion Set: Watch

OutKast, 20 years,” Big Boi laughed.

On April 11, Coachella spectators watched the reunited OutKast perform for the first time in a decade. The starting half of its career-spanning set made it easy to see why the duo had been sorely missed, with songs and showmanship more than worthy of its headlining slot.

By: Christina Lee / April 12, 2014

Watch Janelle Monae & M.I.A.’s Live Hologram Collaboration Of “Bad Girls”

She’s already an android, but Janelle Monae can add hologram to her list of futuristic identities. As reported, she and M.I.A. performed at separate Audi events last night (April 3), culminating in a live bi-coastal collaboration with holograms. M.I.A. wrapped up her show in New York City with “Bad Girls,” and the Janelle-ogram joined for…

By: Carl Williott / April 4, 2014

M.I.A. & Janelle Monae To Perform Two Unreleased Collaborations… As Holograms

I can’t tell if this is the most Janelle Monae story ever, or the most M.I.A. story ever, but regardless, the stars will be performing together live as holograms. According to Stereogum, the two ladies will be performing at simultaneous launch events for the new Audi A3 Thursday (April 3) — Monae in L.A. and…

By: Carl Williott / April 2, 2014

Janelle Monae Covers David Bowie’s “Heroes”: Listen

Janelle Monae has taken on one of her heroes, with a cover of David Bowie‘s “Heroes.” And it’s a daring modernization of the 1977 classic, built on undulating low-end synths instead of those soaring guitar lines. Over an ’80s pop beat, Monae’s reverberating, multi-tracked vocals jump in from all directions, giving the song a suitably space-y feel.

By: Carl Williott / April 2, 2014

‘American Idol’ Recap: Janelle Monae Performs ‘Rio 2′ Song “What Is Love,” Majesty Rose Says Goodbye

In addition to learning the identities of the top eight American Idol finalists, Thursday’s (March 27) episode featured a performance by Janelle Monae. The results come after Wednesday night’s “with the band”-themed performances by the top nine contestants, in which Jena Irene, Malaya Watson and Alex Preston belted their way into the top three spots.

By: Lisa Timmons / March 28, 2014

Janelle Monae’s “What Is Love”: Hear Her Tropical ‘Rio 2′ Song

Janelle Monae is the latest pop star to dip a toe into the animated film soundtrack waters (“C’mon in, the water’s fine!” beckons Pharrell while sunbathing on his yacht surrounded by bikini-clad minions). The Electric Lady has premiered “What Is Love,” her new song for Rio 2, and no, it is not a cover of this.

By: Carl Williott / March 4, 2014

Janelle Monae & Charli XCX (Separately) Cover Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible”: Hear Both Versions

Janelle Monae and Charli XCX each recorded covers of Robert Palmer‘s hallmark of cheesy ’80s swagger “Simply Irresistible.” While it would’ve been cool if this were just some cosmic coincidence, it was actually for E!’s Live From The Red Carpet Oscar coverage Sunday night (March 2). Still, the results are pretty cool! Monae’s version is faithful to the…

By: Carl Williott / March 3, 2014
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