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Janelle Monae Brought To Tears By Young Fan

3rd December 2014

R&B star Janelle Monae broke down in tears on Queen Latifah's daytime U.S. talk show on Tuesday (02Dec14) after meeting a fan inspired to look and sound just like her.The well-dressed Tightrope singer surprised 10-year-old...

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Beyoncé And Jay Z 'Newlyweds' At Solange's Wedding

23rd November 2014

Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z acted like ''newlyweds'' at her sister's wedding.The couple, whose marriage was rumoured be on the rocks earlier this year, reportedly looked more in love than ever as they partied at...

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Solange Knowles Marries

17th November 2014

Solange Knowles has married Alan Ferguson.The couple tied the knot at the Holy Trinity Church in New Orleans yesterday (16.11.14) afternoon in front of 100 friends and family, including the 28-year-old DJ's famous sister Beyonce...

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Nile Rodgers Working With Kanye West

8th September 2014

Nile Rodgers has been working on new music with Kanye West.The 'Le Freak' hitmaker revealed that the controversial 37-year-old rapper recently sent him a track to work on, although it is not known whether the...

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Janelle Monae Performs For The President At Political Fundraiser

24th July 2014

Singer Janelle Monae performed for U.S. President Barack Obama at a star-studded political fundraiser in Los Angeles on Wednesday (23Jul14).The event took place at the home of Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, and was co-hosted by...

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Janelle Monae Celebrated By Grammy Boss And U.s. First Lady

17th July 2014

Soul star Janelle Monae was the toast of the Grammy organisation on Wednesday (16Jul14) when she was presented with a top prize for her arts education support.U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the eclectic singer...

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Prince Performs With Nile Rodgers

7th July 2014

Prince and Nile Rodgers teamed up to pay tribute to David Bowie at the Essence Music Festival.The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker joined the disco legend on state in New Orleans ahead of his own headline set...

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th June 2014

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...

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th June 2014

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...

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Janelle MonáE Scraps Australian Tour Due To Illness

21st May 2014

Janelle Monáe is ''devastated'' she has had to cancel her Australian tour due to illness. The 'Electric Lady' singer, who was set to perform a number of dates on her Australian and New Zealand leg...

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Janelle Monae Scraps Australasian Tour Due To Illness

20th May 2014

Singer Janelle Monae has axed her entire Australasian tour after falling ill.The R&B sensation had teamed up with singer Kimbra for the Golden Electric Tour, which kicked off Down Under earlier this month (May14)....

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Janelle Monae's Australian Dates Axed Over Illness

19th May 2014

R&B star Janelle Monae was a no-show at a gig in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night (17May14) after suddenly falling ill.The Tightrope hitmaker headed Down Under earlier this month (May14) for her Golden Electric Tour...

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Kelly Rowland And Stars Feature On New Pepsi Album

12th May 2014

Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe and Rita Ora feature on a new soundtrack for Pepsi to celebrate the World Cup. The stars appear on a visual album 'Pepsi MAX Beats of the Beautiful Game', a collection...

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Janelle Monae & Skrillex Set For Most Eclectic Bonnaroo Festival Superjam

8th May 2014

Janelle Monae, The Doors' Robby Krieger and Skrillex will join Grateful Dead star Mickey Hart for the annual Superjam at this summer's (14) Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.Warpaint, Chance the Rapper, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley...

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Outkast Were Back In Georgia For Counterpoint Festival 2014, With A Few Special Guests

By Holly Williams | 29th April 2014

Outkast returned home to Georgia for their stint at CounterPoint Festival 2014 - and fans were a lot more pleased this time round than they were at their comeback gig at Coachella.Nothing was going to...

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

By Holly Williams | 22nd April 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...

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

By Lauren James | 18th April 2014

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...

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Counterpoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return Of Outkast

By Michael West | 17th April 2014

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring campgrounds, a food court, bars (including a draught house), carnival rides, free water stations and its very own arts...

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Janelle Monae: I Felt Connected To Lauryn Hill

17th April 2014

Janelle Monae felt ''connected'' to Lauryn Hill. The R&B and soul singer was inspired by The Fugees hitmaker because her values were ''so different'' to a lot of other artists who were starting out in...

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

By Lauren James | 4th April 2014

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...

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Janelle Monae & M.i.a. To Make Performance History At Audi Show

2nd April 2014

Janelle Monae and M.I.A. are to duet live from shows in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday night (03Apr14) thanks to new technology.To celebrate the launch of the Audi A3, the two singers will...

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Janelle MonáE: Paying Homage To Bowie Was A Dream

2nd April 2014

Janelle Monáe says paying homage to David Bowie in a new Pepsi MAX advert was ''truly a dream''. The R&B singer appears in the commercial as a busker, singing Bowie's famous track 'Heroes' for small...

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Janelle MonáE Won't Dress Sexily

23rd March 2014

Janelle Monáe doesn't want to dress sexily. The 'Tightrope' singer feels her voice should be the main focus of people's attention when they are watching her perform, rather than her body. She said: ''There are...

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Patti Labelle And Janelle Monae Run White House Workshop

7th March 2014

Singers Patti Labelle, Janelle Monae and Melissa Etheridge taught students about soul music at the White House on Thursday (06Mar14).The singers joined America's First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C. to teach more than 100...

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Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-up 2014

By Lauren James | 20th February 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing...

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Is Mariah Carey The Modern Day Jessica Rabbit?

By Victoria Pavlova | 10th February 2014

The 2014 BET Awards, honoring Aretha Franklin, Motown founder Berry Gordy, the late Nelson Mandela and others for their achievements, were taped on February 8th at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. The award show...

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Fascinating Fact: 4055089

7th February 2014

R&B divas Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are set to perform at this year's (14) BET Honors. Also taking the stage will be Smokey Robinson, Wayne Brady and Tamar Braxton. Soul legend Aretha...

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One Direction To Appear On 'Sesame Street'

22nd January 2014

One Direction are to appear on 'Sesame Street'.The British boy band put an educational spin on their debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful' for their upcoming appearance on the iconic US children's programme next season,...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Parties With Wife

19th January 2014

Sir Paul McCartney only had eyes for his wife Nancy Shevell at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party.The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, were among the 500 guests at the US first lady's star-studded...

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Janelle Monae Lives Out Sesame Street Dream With Guest Appearance

14th January 2014

R&B star Janelle Monae has ticked off one of her lifelong dreams after filming an appearance on beloved children's Tv show Sesame Street.The Tightrope hitmaker was invited to take a walk down Sesame Street last...

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