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Janelle Monae seen wearing a striking black and white sequinned playsuit at the at the 2016 BET Awards held at The Microsoft Theater L.A Live. The singer performed a tribute to Prince at the event. Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th June 2016

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Janelle Monae - 2016 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd St - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 24th May 2016

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Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae

Dania Ramirez, Janelle Monae , Edy Ganem - AltaMed Power Up, We Are The Future Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 12th May 2016

Dania Ramirez, Janelle Monae and Edy Ganem
Dania Ramirez, Janelle Monae and Edy Ganem

Debbie Allen , Janelle Monae - AltaMed Power Up, We Are The Future Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 12th May 2016

Debbie Allen and Janelle Monae
Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
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Debbie Allen and Janelle Monae
Debbie Allen and Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae - 2016 BET Honors held at the Warner Theater - Arrivals - Washington, District Of Columbia, United States - Saturday 5th March 2016

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Janelle Monae Gets Cut Off By NBC During Black Lives Matter Speech


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Singer Janelle Monae found herself silenced by NBC on Friday when she tried to deliver a speech about police brutally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Monáe was appearing on 'The Today Show' where she performed three songs, ‘Tightrope’, ‘Yoga’ and 'Hell You Talmbout’, a protest song written in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monáe was cut off by NBC after a performance of 'Hell You Talmbout’.

Monáe was joined by her Wondaland labelmates Jidenna, Deep Cotton and Roman GianArthur for the performance which took place outside NBC headquarters in Manhattan. After her rendition of 'Hell You Talmbout’ Monáe began her speech which addressed the recent incidents of police brutality in the US.

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Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review


It makes absolute logical sense for any company to want to be affiliated with the biggest events in the world, which the football World Cup unarguably is. But what to do when your biggest rival is a corporate partner of said tournament? In this case, the answer is a compilation record.

Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review

Whilst a couple of months may already have elapsed since the World Cup ended, this does afford us the ability to review this album using a host of clichés and tournament-inspired analogies.  Santigold's 'Kicking Down Doors' signals the start of play with a pounding dub beat on a track that fails to take off. The arrival of a collaboration between Rita Ora and Calvin Harris - 'I Will Never Let You Down' - is like Spain making an appearance, but the resulting club number is as disappointing as the showing from the former champions. The decision to allow Janelle Monae to give Bowie's 'Heroes' an urban makeover gets a red card, but Don Omar adds the correct sort of bite to proceedings with a carnival-enthused 'Pura Vida'.  

The second half begins with a substitution to the likeable quirky pop of 'Crescendo' by Jetta, before Kelly Rowland takes centre stage. Unfortunately, 'The Game' is a tuneless effort that falls well beneath the high standard of the output she has previously been involved with and leaves us needing a hero as we enter the latter stages of play. It would be too much now for the result of the album to be saved, but like a late consolation, it doesn't mean you can't put positives into the outcome. It isn't forthcoming though, with the remainder playing out a drab affair lacking impact and passion. Likening this to the England team's performance seems too obvious, but given the lack of expectation in the first instance, is actually quite appropriate.

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Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1


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Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never came through, letting crowds enjoy the show free from sweltering heat and soaking rain – a good thing, considering that the lineup, including the likes of Phoenix, CVRCHES, Vampire Weekend and Neutral Milk Hotel were not to be missed. And then there were the headliners.

CHVRCHES
CHVRCHES were just one of the bands playing Bonnaroo Friday.

Kanye West kicked off his set late at night on Friday. As usual, West’s performance was on point, but due to the large crowd and somewhat poor technical execution, it was difficult for many fans to connect. A number of the people, who were too far from the stage, reportedly booed the rapper.

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Cutest Pregnancy Announcement Ever? Kelly Rowland's New Pair Of Baby Air Jordans


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Kelly Rowland is pregnant! Unlike other celebrity pregnancies, the news came straight from the source this time, with the singer posting a photo on her Instagram of a baby-sized pair of Air Jordans. Aw, isn’t that the cutest product placement you’ve ever heard of?

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Congrats on the baby. And the general awesomeness.

It’s been a whirlwind year for Rowland and her longtime beau, Tim Witherspoon, who  just tied the knot a month ago. The couple celebrated their love with an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica on May 9.

Kelly also recently released a new single, The Game, as part of Pepsi’s World Cup visual album. The album features Rowland, alongside the likes of Janelle Monae, Rita Ora and Idris Elba, of all people, and includes audio and visual contributions, centered around the theme of, y’know, the Game. Also collaboration and togetherness, etc. 

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Made In America Trailer


Made in America Festival is an annual music event founded by rapper and businessman Jay-Z in 2012. Following its inaugural year, it was announced to take place in Los Angeles for the later events and its arrival has since become an important symbol of unity. Jay-Z created the festival in a bid to join together musicians of all genres, creeds and cultures to emphasise the bond between music-lovers regardless of any animosity that may have existed between hip hop artists, rock artists and pop artists in the past. It is an attempt to build a world of peace and diversity because, in the words of Run DMC star Darryl McDaniels, 'Music succeeds where politics and religion fail'.

'Made In America' is a music documentary based on the new festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z who is also the movie's executive producer. It has been directed by double Oscar winner Ron Howard ('The Da Vinci Code', 'Apollo 13', 'Rush', 'A Beautiful Mind') and features behind-the-scenes clips and interviews of various music superstars including Run DMC, Rita Ora, Kanye West, Janelle Monáe, Tyler The Creator, Skrillex, Santigold and The Hives. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for 'Outstanding Television Documentary' at the Black Reel Awards.

Made In America is available on VOD and DVD 19 May 2014

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys


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MoogFest 2014

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.

The much-adored Moog synthesizer is an incredible piece of equipment invented by a man who changed music for the better, so the fact that there's a weekend event named sharing the name is a thrilling prospect for musicians and fans alike. It began in 2004 and was eventually brought to Asheville, North Carolina in 2008 where it has stayed ever since. Not only have festival goers got a first-class music line-up to look forward to, Moogfest 2014 will also be hosting presentations during the day from both veteran music boffins to newcomers still experimenting with developing their sound. For all you synth-lovers out there, you will also be treated to various workshops which will no doubt give you an immersive experience into the heart of electronic music.

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Paolo Nutini's New Album Finds 'Caustic Love' At Hands Of Critics


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Paolo Nutini's new album has been out for nearly a week giving music critics chance to chew over the Scottish singer-songwriter's third studio effort, Caustic Love. Released five years after 2009's five times platinum-selling Sunny Side Up, Nutini's new 13 track-long follow-up has a lot to live up to but seems to be doing pretty well in the charts and at the hands of reviewers.

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Paolo Nutini New Album, 'Caustic Love,' Is Looking Set To Claim UK Number One This Week.

Caustic Love looks set to become the fastest-selling UK album of the year as its sets zoom to threaten The Kaiser Chiefs' two week dominance at the top. It has sold more than 59,000 copies already this week: just 10,000 copies behind the entire first week tally of 2014's current record holder, The Power Of Love by Sam Bailey, which topped the Chart last month, according to the Official Charts Company.

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Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?


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After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up poster which listed a tonne of previously unconfirmed acts. Sadly, and despite the rumours, it doesn't look like Prince will be getting funky at Glasto but the appearance of Elbow, Arcade Fire, Kasabian, The Black Keys, and Jack White should make up for the Purple One's absence.

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Kasabian Have Been Confirmed To Play Glastonbury Festival This Year.

Joining these four big name acts will be an intriguing and eclectic mix of acts of all sorts of genres. Skrillex, De La Soul, Ms Dynamite, Rudimental, Disclosure, Lil Louis and DJ Pierre will be bringing dance music whilst Kelis, Janelle Monáe, Jurassic 5 and M.I.A will be giving the festival a hip hop flavour.

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Janelle Monae - What Is Love


The one and only 'Electric Lady' herself Janelle Monae lends her soulful vocals to 'Rio 2: Music from the Motion Picture' with her track 'What Is Love'. The Blue Sky Studios flick soundtrack is due to be released on March 25th 2014 following the movie's international release.

The new video for the track features Red-crested Cardinal rapper Pedro and his bottlecap hat wearing Yellow Canary sidekick Nico trying to find the perfect tune for the movie alongside their Toucan friend Rafael. They and the rest of their Amazonian gang boogie away to Janelle's tune as she performs it in the studio with two backing singers and an instrumental band. 'Yo, this is on tap territory. I'm lovin' this sound!' Says Pedro as the music gets heavily into its Latino rhythm with a Caribbean twist. The video features all your favourite 'Rio' characters including friendly bulldog Luiz and Spix's macaw couple Blu and Jewel.

Janelle, who was nominated for a BRIT Award after the release of critically acclaimed second album 'The Electric Lady', perfectly encapsulates the vibrant energy of the movie which is due to be released in the US on April 11th 2014. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Jamie Foxx.

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Janelle Monae

Date of birth

1st December, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.52






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Made In America Trailer

Made In America Trailer

Made in America Festival is an annual music event founded by rapper and businessman Jay-Z...

Rio 2 Trailer

Rio 2 Trailer

Blu and Jewel believe that they are two of a kind as the only full...

Rio 2 Trailer

Rio 2 Trailer

Blu and Jewel's babies are growing up fast and developing an eagerness to learn about...

Rio 2 Trailer

Rio 2 Trailer

Blu and Jewel live as an idyllic life as any blue macaw could wish for,...

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