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Janelle Monae Releases Music Video for “Electric Lady”

This morning, genre-bending songstress, Janelle Monae, released a new music video for her song “Electric Lady,” a track that comes from her 2013 sophomore album of the same name. The song is a catchy R&B tune that blends retro funk instrumentals with modern sounds in Monae’s typical fashion, and we like that. Unfortunately, the video […]

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Listen To Janelle Monáe’s New Song For ‘Rio 2’

A lot goes into making animated movies memorable. From the music to the technology used to make curly hair realistic; everything is meticulously planned. Some of the catchiest songs have come from movies, a recent one that comes to mind would be “Let It Go” from Frozen. While I don’t think we have an Oscar […]

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Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, And Pharrell Williams To Perform During NBA All-Star Game

I am both a sports fan and music enthusiast, and as such, I am always pleased when my two favorite pastimes can be brought together. If this is the case for you as well, then you’ll probably want to tune in to the upcoming NBA All-Star Game, which will feature performances by Kendrick Lamar, Janelle […]

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Governors Ball Lineup Revealed: Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, The Strokes, Phoenix

In its first year, they snagged Girl Talk. In its second year, they snagged Beck. In its third year, they snagged Kanye West’s first solo set in five years. Now, after a week of clues, New York City’s Governors Ball Festival has announced their lineup and it’s bigger than ever. Outkast, Jack White, and Vampire […]

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WATCH: Chvrches Cover Janelle Monáe

Glasgow synth-pop gurus Chvrches have posted a cover of the R&B diva’s stylish 2010 single, “Tightrope.” The performance was recorded during Billboard’s “Women in Music” event, at which Monáe was in attendance. The band included a special introduction thanking Monáe and Billboard for the opportunity to cover the song. Monáe took home the award for “Rising Star.” […]

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UTG TV: Janelle Monáe Talks ‘The Electric Lady’ And New Year’s Eve Performance

Ladies and gentlemen, here she is. Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013. In 2010, Janelle Monáe reinvented pop music with her debut release The ArchAndroid. This year she returned to the forefront with The Electric Lady– a multi-suite album centered around empowering female protagonists–that wound up topping numerous radio charts and end-of-year lists. It wasn’t long before she won Billboard’s Rising Star […]

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Get ‘Yeezus’ For Free From Google Play

As music bloggers’ end of the year lists are starting to make their way online, now is the perfect time to check out some of the records you might have missed this year. Luckily, Google Play is holding a massive year end music sale, which includes a free copy of Kanye West‘s Yeezus and CHVRCHES‘ The […]

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Tyler Hanan’s ‘Best Of 2013’ In Music

Personal year end lists are a beautiful thing, regardless of feelings towards the “best of” list’s annual, suffocating December deluge. Amalgamated and popular vote-based lists may filter out any releases that are remotely different, unknown, or unhip, but personal lists from trusted sources are a treasure trove of goodness, a ready-made shopping cart that can […]

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New ‘Rio 2’ Trailer Promises Many More Blue Macaws

Before we dive into this trailer, here’s a quick recap of what some of you may have missed in the original Rio. The first film told the story of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a sheltered blue macaw from Minnesota, falling in love with the wild and free Jewel (Anne Hathaway). Along the way the two were […]

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Eminem and Janelle Monáe to Perform on ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live started off their new season strong by bringing Arcade Fire on board as the musical guest. It seems they’re keeping things rolling, music-wise, because Eminem and Janelle Monáe are now scheduled to be musical guests this year as well. Eminem will release his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, on November […]

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Janelle Monáe and Miguel Hit “PrimeTime” With New Video

The year’s sexiest song has gotten its video, set far in the future and featuring the world’s most beautiful human-android love story. “PrimeTime,” already one of the most memorable and dynamic songs off Janelle Monáe‘s fantastic sophomore effort The Electric Lady (suites four and five of the seven part Metropolis story), has been given a retro-futuristic video heavily […]

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Watch the Pixies and Janelle Monáe on Jools Holland

UK program Later… with Jools Holland kicked off its 43rd season with Kanye West last week, and they’ve returned this week with another great lineup. Both the Pixies and Janelle Monáe came onstage to perform new material. Watch their performances below after the jump. Both artists played material off of their new releases. Monáe performed “Q.U.E.E.N.”, the lead […]