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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Watch Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, & More Perform At The Kennedy Center Honors

Last night CBS aired the Kennedy Center Honors, and it was singer-songwriter Carole King's night. Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monáe, Miranda Lambert, and the cast of…
Collin Robinson | December 30, 2015 - 11:12 am
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Watch Grimes Perform With Janelle Monáe In Atlanta

With all the intense, visceral songs on Grimes' ridiculously good new album Art Angels, it's fun to imagine how badass her current live show might…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 8:31 am
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Caroline Polachek & Alexis Krauss Join Grimes On SiriusXM

On Friday, Grimes took over SiriusXM's SiriusXMU channel, playing songs from her fantastic new album Art Angels in addition to music by artists like Le…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2015 - 7:31 pm
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Duran Duran – “Pressure Off” (Feat Nile Rodgers & Janelle Monáe) Video

Duran Duran's fourteenth studio album, Paper Gods, was released back in September and features an impressive list of collaborators. Janelle Monáe, Nile Rodgers, and Mark…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 21, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Jeezy – “Sweet Life” (Feat. Janelle Monaé) + Politically Correct EP

Atlanta rap monarch Young Jeezy has a new album called Church In These Streets coming out next month, and he's lately been sharing a whole…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2015 - 10:25 am

Stream Roman GianArthur’s R&B Radiohead x D’Angelo Covers EP OK Lady

Roman GianArthur is a member of Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Arts Society, the group of Atlanta R&B weirdos that also counts "Classic Man" singer Jidenna among…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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Janelle Monáe Addresses Iggy Azalea Controversy On Hot 97, Gets Cut Off Speaking About Police Brutality On TODAY

The DJ Mustard soundalike synth burbles on "Classic Man," the insanely catchy breakout hit by Janelle Monáe associate Jidenna, sound a lot like the DJ…
Peter Helman | August 15, 2015 - 4:38 pm
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Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, St. Beauty, Deep Cotton & Roman GianArthur – “Hell You Talmbout”

Yesterday, Janelle Monáe and her entire Wondaland Arts Society crew -- which includes St. Beauty, Deep Cotton, Roman GianArthur, and "Classic Man" hitmaker Jidenna --…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 12:58 pm
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Watch Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe, & Nile Rodgers Perform “Pressure Off” Live For The First Time At Fold Fest

Over the past two days, Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival took place at Martha Clara VIneyards in Long Island. Headlining the second day was Duran Duran,…
James Rettig | August 6, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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Watch The Weeknd & Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe Play The BET Awards

Last night, BET held its big annual awards show, and we've already posted the video of Kendrick Lamar opening the show by performing "Alright." But…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 9:14 am

Duran Duran – “Pressure Off” (Feat. Janelle Monae & Nile Rodgers)

A few days ago, legendary '80s band Duran Duran announced Paper Gods, their fourteenth studio album and their first in five years. They've assembled an…
Peter Helman | June 20, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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Duran Duran Announce Paper Gods LP Feat. Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza, Lindsay Lohan

Duran Duran have announced that their fourteenth studio album Paper Gods -- their first record since 2010's All You Need Is Now -- will be…
James Rettig | June 15, 2015 - 12:45 pm
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Watch Janelle Monáe & Jidenna Do “Yoga” With The Roots On Fallon

A few years ago, Janelle Monáe teamed with the Roots to cover Jimi Hendrix on Jimmy Fallon's Late Night show. Monáe and the Roots have…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2015 - 9:03 am
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Janelle Monáe & Jidenna – “Yoga” Video

If you've seen Birdman, then the opening shot of Janelle Monáe and Jidenna's new video will look somewhat familiar. Monáe hovers several feet off of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 13, 2015 - 10:05 am
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