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The Week In Pop

John Legend Made A More Interesting Album Than He Had To

The cognitive dissonance is strong. "The Edge" is a 1967 instrumental by David McCallum, the Scottish actor who once starred in the '60s spy show…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2020 - 4:10 pm

The Anniversary

The ArchAndroid Turns 10

We now know what Janelle Monáe would have done differently. Her third album, 2018's Dirty Computer, would have actually been her first, since she actually…
Christina Lee | May 18, 2020 - 8:45 am

Lists

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

More Janelle Monae stories

The Anniversary

The ArchAndroid Turns 10

We now know what Janelle Monáe would have done differently. Her third album, 2018's Dirty Computer, would have actually been her first, since she actually…
Christina Lee | May 18, 2020 - 8:45 am

Oscars 2020: Watch Janelle Monaé & Billy Porter’s Ridiculous Opening Medley

Janelle Monáe has been making a transition into movie stardom for a while now. She made her theatrical film debut in 2016 with roles in…
James Rettig | February 9, 2020 - 8:15 pm

Watch The Trailer For Janelle Monáe’s New Horror Movie Antebellum

Janelle Monaé has done a lot of acting over the last few years, and she's already racked up a wildly varied filmography. She's been in…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2019 - 12:56 pm

Janelle Monáe – “He’s A Tramp”

Janelle Monáe voices the character of Peg the Pekingese in the live-action adaptation of Lady And The Tramp, which premiered Disney+ today alongside the streaming…
James Rettig | November 12, 2019 - 3:46 pm

Janelle Monáe Starring In Homecoming Season 2

Janelle Monáe will star in the second season of the Amazon original series Homecoming, taking over the lead role on the series from Julia Roberts.
James Rettig | July 23, 2019 - 1:45 pm

Janelle Monáe Calls For The Impeachment Of “Racist In Chief” Donald Trump

Janelle Monáe prides herself on being a political activist along with being an artist. In her lyrics, her live performances or even just in her…
Stephen Daw / Billboard | July 15, 2019 - 6:07 pm

The Week In Pop

Billie Eilish’s Time Is Now

"I have taken out my Invisalign, and this is the album!" Billie Eilish announces at the outset of her debut album. The 17-year-old singer then…
Chris DeVille | March 28, 2019 - 5:38 pm

Rock Hall Names 2019 Induction Speakers: Trent Reznor, David Byrne, Janelle Monaé

"Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, who knows what that is. I don’t give a shit. It’s irritating every year that suddenly my inbox lights…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2019 - 9:18 am

Lists

Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2019 - 10:24 am

Grammys 2019: Janelle Monáe Performs “Make Me Feel”

Janelle Monáe was nominated for the Album Of The Year award at the Grammys this year for Dirty Computer and she performed as well, bringing…
James Rettig | February 10, 2019 - 8:56 pm

The Week In Pop

Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

It's that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic.
Chris DeVille | February 7, 2019 - 10:37 am

The Week In Pop

The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

Fifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny's Child, the…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2019 - 3:10 pm

Sounding Board

The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017…
Margaret Farrell | December 14, 2018 - 1:15 pm
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