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10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week's music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2014 - 10:56 am


The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania,…
Ryan Leas | June 16, 2014 - 2:07 pm

More Janelle Monae stories

Watch Pharrell Perform Songs From The Hidden Figures Soundtrack

Pharrell wrote and recorded several original songs for the soundtrack of Hidden Figures, the upcoming space-race drama that follows the story of three black women…
Peter Helman | September 11, 2016 - 2:49 pm

Watch Janelle Monáe In The Trailer For Space Movie Hidden Figures

Earlier this year, we learned that Janelle Monáe would star in the upcoming film Hidden Figures, a story of three black women who played a…
Grace Birnstengel | August 15, 2016 - 8:39 pm

Janelle Monáe – “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down)”

It's been almost three years since we've heard anything new from Janelle Monáe besides features, but The Electric Lady was superb, so whatever we can…
Collin Robinson | August 10, 2016 - 11:52 am

Watch Beyoncé, Chance, Rihanna, Bono, & More In “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America” Video

The recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are still rightly receiving an outpour of reaction from celebrities, artists, and citizens alike. In the…
Collin Robinson | July 13, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Watch President Obama, Kendrick Lamar, & Janelle Monáe Sing Happy Birthday To Malia Obama

Yesterday, President Barack Obama hosted a Fourth of July barbecue on the White House lawn, inviting thousands of military veterans and their families. And as…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2016 - 9:27 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar & Janelle Monáe Perform Live At The White House

The Obamas are hosting a Fourth Of July barbecue for military veterans and their families at the White House tonight, and the festivities include a…
Peter Helman | July 4, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Kendrick Lamar Will Perform At The White House On The Fourth Of July

Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost" was Barack Obama's favorite song of 2015, and the rapper visited the White House earlier this year to…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2016 - 6:22 pm

Watch BET Awards’ Prince Tributes From Erykah Badu & The Roots, Stevie Wonder & Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Bilal, Maxwell, & Sheila E.

Tonight's BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles honored the late Prince with a whole series of tribute performances. (You may remember last month when the…
Peter Helman | June 26, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Watch Janelle Monáe & The Black Eyed Peas Audition For Star Wars: The Force Awakens In SNL Deleted Scenes

Back in December, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch of celebrity "auditions" for the film. But not…
Peter Helman | May 31, 2016 - 11:37 pm

Prince Hired This Guy To DJ A Date And He Knocked It Out Of The Park

Prince really had a unique knack for suddenly popping into people's lives, making everything weird and magical for a bit, and then floating off into…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 6:41 pm

Obama Meets With Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, & Other Artists To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama invited a group of rappers and musicians including Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T,…
Peter Helman | April 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm

Michelle Obama Enlists Missy Elliott, Janelle Monaé, Kelly Clarkson, & More For Charity Anthem “This Is For My Girls”

We already know that Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States of America, will give a keynote address at SXSW tomorrow, and that…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2016 - 3:13 pm

Janelle Monáe Cast In Space Movie Hidden Figures

Janelle Monáe has been cast as the third lead in the space race drama Hidden Figures, The Wrap reports. Directed by St. Vincent's Ted Melfi…
Peter Helman | March 8, 2016 - 8:38 pm

Watch Janelle Monáe Star In Pepsi’s Super Bowl Commercial

Janelle Monáe has always had a retro feel with her classic black-and-white aesthetic and old-school R&B sensibilities. Monáe has also worked with Pepsi before as…
Collin Robinson | February 4, 2016 - 12:02 pm

Jeezy – “Sweet Life” (Feat. Janelle Monáe) Video

ATL trap veteran Jeezy released a solid effort with last fall's Church In These Streets, perhaps his most versatile offering. Fresh off of recruiting Queensbridge…
Collin Robinson | January 18, 2016 - 11:58 am
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