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Brit Awards 2014 Nominations: Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental Emerge On Top

By Lauren James | 9th January 2014

The nominees have been announced for this year's Brit Awards, which will be presented live in a ceremony on ITV on the 19th February. The annual awards celebrate the year's biggest British music stars, in...

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By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Eminem Demands $2 Million For Super Bowl Gig?

21st December 2013

Eminem reportedly demanded $2 million to perform at the Super Bowl.The 'Monster' rapper - real name Marshall Bruce Mathers - is believed to have been asked to play a concert at the NFL Owners Party...

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Fascinating Fact: 4004752

20th December 2013

Eclectic R&B star Janelle Monae is set to perform a private concert for bosses at America's National Football League (Nfl) in the run up to the Super Bowl championship game, which will take place in...

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Eminem Demands $2m For Super Bowl Gig

20th December 2013

Eminem reportedly refused to perform at a Super Bowl party unless he was paid $2 million.The 'Monster' rapper is said to have been approached to play a concert at the NFL Owners Party during Super...

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Backstreet Boys And Sheryl Crow Perform For U.s. President At Christmas Gig

16th December 2013

The Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae helped U.S. President Barack Obama and his family celebrate the holidays on Sunday (15Dec13) by performing at a festive concert hosted by Hugh Jackman.The I Want It...

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Pink & Janelle Monae Saluted At Billboard Women Of The Year Luncheon

11th December 2013

Pink and Janelle Monae were honoured for their musical achievements at Billboard's Women In Music luncheon in New York on Tuesday (10Dec13).Pink picked up the Woman of the Year trophy, while Monae was named the...

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Esperanza Spalding Joins Forces With Stevie Wonder To Call For Guantanamo Bay Closure

21st November 2013

Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding has recruited Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte and Janelle Monae for her provocative new music video, in which she calls on U.S. government officials to shut down infamous detention camp Guantanamo Bay.The...

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Tamar Braxton A Triple Winner At 2013 Soul Train Awards

10th November 2013

It was ladies night at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Friday (08Nov13) as Tamar Braxton and Janelle Monae took home top prizes.Braxton was named Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and she also picked...

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Janelle Monae Axes Gigs Due To Vocal Issues

6th November 2013

Singer Janelle Monae has become the latest star to stall a new tour after falling ill.The stylish R&B star has been forced to postpone three dates on her tour, which was scheduled to start on...

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Ed Norton Gets Help From Alec Baldwin And Miley Cyrus During Opening 'Snl' Monologue

By Joe Wilde | 28th October 2013

Ed Norton isn't exactly known for his comedic chops, so when he appeared as host on this week's Saturday Night Live - the first time he has hosted the long-running show - he was happy...

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Edward Norton Does A Surprisingly Good Job Hosting Halloween-themed Snl

By Victoria Pavlova | 27th October 2013

This week’s SNL was not just the Halloween episode – which is usually more treat than trick – but also Edward Norton’s very first time hosting the sketch comedy show. Despite Norton’s lack of any...

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Janelle Monae Is Billboard's Latest Rising Star

24th October 2013

Soul star Janelle Monae has been hailed as Billboard magazine's Rising Star for 2013.The Tightrope hitmaker, who counts music icon Prince as one of her close pals and collaborators, will be feted at the Billboard...

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Katy Perry Becomes A Covergirl

17th October 2013

Katy Perry has become the new face of CoverGirl cosmetics.The 'Roar' singer follows in the footsteps of Pink and Janelle Monáe as the latest ambassador for the popular beauty brand, with her ads set to...

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Earth, Wind And Fire Want To Work With Maroon 5

11th October 2013

Earth, Wind & Fire want to work with Maroon 5.The legendary 'Boogie Wonderland' funk band are big fans of the 'Moves Like Jagger' group as well as neo-soul singer Janelle Monáe, and keep up to...

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Janelle Monae In Awe At Superstar Pal Prince

16th September 2013

Janelle Monae was left stunned by her new duet partner Prince after the superstar entrusted the young soul singer to produce their collaboration without his help.The Tightrope star teamed up with the Purple Rain icon...

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Janelle Monae Discovered Her Superpowers On New Album

13th September 2013

Janelle Monae new album 'The Electric Lady' is about a ''superhero'' she has devised.The 'Tightrope' singer claims she had been inspired by ''strong'' women such as US First Lady Michelle Obama when recording the follow-up...

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Prince Arranges Singing Telegram For Janelle Monae

12th September 2013

Pop superstar Prince showed his appreciation for his young collaborator Janelle Monae by sending a singing telegram and flowers to her dressing room at a recent gig.The Purple Rain hitmaker collaborated with soul star Monae...

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The Things They Say: 3861690

11th September 2013

"I think of it as walking art with a message. My parents wore uniforms, and my wardrobe is my uniform. It's a way to keep me humble and remind me that I have work to...

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Janelle MonáE "Genuinely Inspired" By 'Electric Lady' On Latest Album

By Lauren James | 10th September 2013

Singer Janelle Monáe has dropped her sophomore album, Electric Lady, following on from 2010's debut The ArchAndroid. The 27 year-old, who has become famous for her distinctive glamorous tuxedo style, has carved out a musical...

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Justin Timberlake & Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Are The Toasts Of The Night: Mtv Vmas Full Winners List

By Joe Wilde | 26th August 2013

Sunday (25 August) night saw the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York taken over by the biggest names in pop for one night only, as the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards took the recently-completed...

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Tinie Tempah Joins Itunes Festival

7th August 2013

Tinie Tempah, Avicii and Bastille have joined the star studded line-up for the iTunes Festival 2013. Plenty more acts have been added to the month-long free festival in London including The Lumineers, Chic featuring Nile...

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Janelle Monae Shocked By White House Regular Status

31st July 2013

Janelle Monae still can't believe she has become a White House favourite after headlining four galas for U.S. leader President Barack Obama.The Tightrope singer performed at Obama's inauguration earlier this year (13) and reveals that...

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Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?

By Michael West | 25th June 2013

Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator...

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Aretha Franklin Axes Shows Due To Medical Reasons

14th May 2013

Aretha Franklin has cancelled two concerts due to undisclosed medical reasons.The soul legend has pulled out of a show with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20, and a solo performance at Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort...

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Q.u.e.e.n. – A Righteous Collaboration Between Janelle Monae And Erykah Badu

By Hayley Avron | 2nd May 2013

Janelle Monae releases her new album The Electric Lady soon and the first single to be taken from it is Q.U.E.E.N. - a pretty righteous collaboration between Janelle and Erykah Badu.On her Twitter page, Janelle...

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Janelle Monae Refuses To Flash Flesh To Be Sexy

4th April 2013

Singer Janelle Monae adopted her signature suit and tie look to set a good example for young female fans, declaring, "Showing skin is not what makes me sexy."The R&B star, who is known for her...

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Fun. Wanted Rihanna For We Are Young

15th February 2013

Fun. originally wanted Rihanna to appear on 'We Are Young'.The US group's biggest hit - for which they won Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards last Sunday (10.02.13) - features Janelle Monae, but...

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Janelle Monae In Control, And Why The Grammy Awards 2013 Have A 'Significant Meaning' For Her

By Lorna Greville  | 10th February 2013

Janelle Monae's career has skyrocketed over the past few years, leading to her being nominated for three Grammys in 2011 for Best R&B album and also for her collaboration with Big Boi. This year another...

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Katy Perry Had Best Night At Inaugural Ball

23rd January 2013

Katy Perry claims President Barack Obama's inaugural ball was the best party she's ever been to. The 'Firework' singer and her boyfriend John Mayer were among a number of stars - including Kerry Washington, Alicia...

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