Monday, March 3rd 2014
As to celebrate last night’s Oscars, Janelle Monae unwrapped her very own cover of Robert Palmer‘s ‘Simply Irresistible‘!
Well, ever eager to give their audience more bang for their viewing buck, the ‘E!’ network have launched ‘Live from the Red Carpet 2014′ soundtrack, also featuring Charli XCX and the electric Fitz and the Tantrums!
How Monae’s cover stands when placed next to the original?
You tell us below!
Tuesday, February 25th 2014
The 2014 BET Honors aired moments ago and tributed the achievements of Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube, among others. The Wayne Brady-hosted affair, shot February 6th, saw acts Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokie Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard, Janelle Monae and many more hit the stage to salute the hour’s honorees.
See their moving performances below:
Sunday, February 9th 2014
Last night saw many a major name hit the stage at the 2014 BET Honors at Washington DC’s Warner Theater.
The annual event which honors influential figures in the worlds of entertainment, literature, and philanthropy, this year paid homage to legends such as Aretha Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Motown maestro Berry Gordy.
Set to air on BET on February 24th, pics of the night’s performances – which came courtesy of Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, and more – have surfaced. Check them out above and below…
Thursday, February 6th 2014
Courtesy of three of last year’s top hitmakers Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae, and Kendrick Lamar, Hip Hop and R&B will once again extend its rule from the charts to the courts via the NBA All Star Game.
Monday, January 13th 2014
We predicted that Janelle Monae would be one to watch in 2013 and boy were we right.
Now, as her social star continues to rise on the heels of her electrifying latest disc ‘Electric Lady’, Monae makes moves for the kids in the form of a guest appearance on Sesame Street.
Joining the likes of R&B’s brightest Destiny’s Child, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Patti Labelle, India.Arie, Erykah Badu and countless others, the ‘Sincerely Jane’ singer shares ‘The Power of Yet’ - an inspirational number of sticktoitiveness.
See Janelle’s addition to the legendary children’s show 45th season (which kicks off later this year) below:
Friday, January 10th 2014
Award season is indeed in full swing!
Not even a day after celebs in film, television, and music walked away with People’s Choice Awards does the nominations for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards get revealed.
Honoring actors, actresses, singers, authors, and activists of color in and out of the entertainment industry, the revered award show celebrates its 45th annual presentation this year via a live TV One broadcast on Saturday, February 22nd at 9pm EST.
But, before you can tune in to see who will walk away with the coveted trophies, tuck in below to find out which of 2013′s leading music acts nabbed the most nominations.
Saturday, December 7th 2013
It’s that time of year again!
Indeed, tonight saw the 2014 Grammy nominations unveiled as per usual of its nomination concert special weeks before the actual showing. But, what comes with the ‘per usual’ showing are the jaw-dropping surprises, snubs, and all out “shut-outs” that accompany the annual spectacle.
Always a heated debate-starter, the coveted tally saw the likes of Christina Aguilera, Trey Songz, Janelle Monae, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Brandy, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, India.Arie, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga all go without mention.
For Bieber – whose manager made headlines for his rant regarding his 2013 Grammy shutout – this would be a second-go-round despite consistently clocking some of the year’s biggest hits.
Tuck in below for a list of other surprises and snubs:
Tuesday, November 5th 2013
‘Gloss on her lips, glass on the ceiling, all the girls showing love…while the boys be catching feelings.’
If you’re unfamiliar with Janelle Monae‘s ‘Electric Lady‘, we’d say it’s high time that changed.
You don’t agree?
Well, peep the ‘Young’ singer heat it up and serve to the ‘Arsenio’ show and let us know if you feel the same way afterwards.
Better yet, check out the performance and its supporting interview and be sure to share your thoughts on both pieces after the jump!