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!
Monday, November 4th 2013
Tonight marked the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock’.
Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event is set to showcase some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on and in their respective personal and professional communities.
Airing moments ago, the Tracee Ellis Ross / Regina King hosted showing honored actress the legendary Patti Labelle, Mara Brock Akil, Queen Latifah, and many more
Featuring stage-blazing performances from the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Ledisi, Kelly Rowland, Sevyn Streeter, and more, tuck in below to see the highlights from one of entertainment’s biggest nights:
Sunday, October 27th 2013
Boasting cuts that are nothing short of impeccable comes Janelle Monae‘s ‘The Electric Lady‘, the game changing album dominating many a R&B lover’s playlist this year.
Last night, the Monae and the LP made a new friend in NBC’s ‘SNL‘, who welcomed the pair to its stage to perform the cut of the same name… ‘Electric Lady‘.
A distant cousin of TLC‘s ‘Creep’, there’s no doubt ‘Lady’ has the potential to become Monae’s biggest hit to date- sure to reach such heights if she serves more performances like the one waiting for you below!
Friday, October 25th 2013
As to celebrate the critical acclaim secured by her new album ' The Electric Lady' and her contributions to the arts thus far, Billboard have revealed that they are to award Janelle Monae with the 'Rising Star Award'.
Good news for the forward thinking star below…
Thursday, October 10th 2013
Ever-eclectic Janelle Monae lives up to her billing in the visual for her latest single ‘Primetime’.
Featuring fellow R&B rule-breaker Miguel, the clip for the track (which serves as the third to be lifted from Monae’s latest LP ‘The Electric Lady’), is described a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Monae) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel). The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi’s humble beginnings as a “cyber-server” at the Electric Sheep nightclub, where she first encounters Vice.
Step into Monae’s cinematic world after the jump…
Wednesday, October 9th 2013
Mark your calendars, Janelle Monae fans. Tomorrow brings with it the premiere of the singer’s ‘Primetime’ video with fellow R&B mover Miguel. And if this new cinematic teaser is anything to go by, ‘The Electric Lady’ is set to serve up quite the visual treat.
Peep the trailer after the jump…
Thursday, September 19th 2013
An honest Janelle Monae joined ‘Sway In The Morning’ recently, taking to the ever ‘Sirius‘ outlet for a chin wag with the show’s hosts.
While there, the ‘Look Into My Eyes’ star took the time to share her unique story with its listeners, speaking openly on her working class upbringing, how it influenced her uniform inspired style, her relationship with the Obamas and sexuality.
Honesty awaits you after the jump!