1. Stevie Wonder Receives ASCAP's First Key of Life Award: 'Music Is the Most Integrated Thing We Have'

    April 16, 2017 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Part award presentation. Musical show and tell. Mini social summit. That’s what the packed house at the Loews Hollywood Hotel was treated to during Stevie Wonder ’s closing keynote session at the ASCAP I Create Music Expo Saturday (April 15). The il ...

  2. Stevie Wonder & Janelle Monae to Go One-on-One at ASCAP Expo Keynote Session

    April 12, 2017 8:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 When music legend Stevie Wonder takes the stage during his keynote session at ASCAP’s I Create Music Expo this weekend, he will be interviewed by singer/songwriter/actress Janelle Monae. The no-doubt lively session will take place Saturday, April 15 ...

  3. Janelle Monae Covers 'Marie Claire,' Declares 'People Have to Start Respecting the Vagina'

    April 10, 2017 2:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monáe graces the cover of  Marie Claire 's May issue, citing bold statements and taking a stance on women’s rights and female empowerment.  The R&B artist is one of the five featured cover stars of the magazine for their, “The Futur ...

  4. Janelle Monáe's Makeup Artist Jessica Smalls On Creating the Star's Most Iconic Red Carpet Looks

    March 01, 2017 10:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Jessica P. Smalls ’ journey to becoming a celebrity makeup artist began when, at 18 years old, she was diagnosed with skin cancer resulting in an uneven skin tone across her face. In an effort to rid her face of its patchiness, Smalls went to MAC st ...

  5. Janelle Monae's Stylist on Collaborating With 'Hidden Figures' & 'Moonlight' Star, Creating Her Most Iconic Looks

    February 27, 2017 6:36 PM EST 0 0 3 "I always say that what I do is so much bigger than the clothes. It’s creating these moments in people’s lives that they’ll never forget." When Maeve Reilly met Janelle Monáe four years ago to style the singer and actress for her "Pri ...

  6. Andra Day Remakes 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' For Hyatt Commercial and gives a Shout Out to Janelle Monae: Exclusive

    February 23, 2017 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Andra Day has recorded a resonant remake of the Hal David/ Burt Bacharach classic, “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” for Hyatt Hotels’ new World of Hyatt campaign.  The spot will premiere during the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday but Billboa ...

  7. Janelle Monae Strokes Conan's Hair & Talks Rooting for Atlanta Falcons at Diddy's Super Bowl Party

    February 07, 2017 12:49 PM EST 0 0 0 On Monday night (Feb. 6), Janelle Monae visited Conan  to celebrate her Oscar-nominated films Moonlight and Hidden Figures . Despite recently flourishing in the acting world, the R&B songstress revealed that at a young age, she knew that music w ...

  8. Janelle Monae Brings Mothers of Slain African Americans For 'Hell You Talmbout' at Women's March: Watch

    January 22, 2017 2:29 PM EST 0 0 0 There may have been no more poignant and powerful a performance at yesterday's Women's March. As uplifting and important a collective moment as Saturday's (Jan. 21) global Women's Marches were, and as much as they may have ignite ...

  9. Watch Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae & Maxwell Perform at Women's March on Washington

    January 21, 2017 4:05 PM EST Alicia Keys , Janelle Monae and Maxwell were among the numerous musical artists to show their support during the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (Jan. 21). Keys stepped on stage and recited Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” before pe ...

  10. Kendrick Lamar, Swizz Beatz & More Say Their Goodbyes to President Obama

    January 20, 2017 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 On Friday (Jan. 20), Barack Obama will vacate The White House after serving eight years as the President of the United States. Because of his admiration for the hip-hop culture, he has gained a multitude of supporters, most notably, Kendrick Lamar . ...

  11. Janelle Monae & More Performers Announced for Women's March, Beyonce Pledges Support | Billboard News

    Janelle Monae & More Performers Announced for Women's March, Beyonce Pledges Support | Billboard News

    January 18, 2017 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce has posted a flyer promoting the Women's March on Washington this weekend with confirmed performances by Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo, amongst others. music , angelique kidjo , Maxwell , Janelle Monae , billboard news , Bi ...

  12. Janelle Monae & More Performers Announced for Women's March

    January 18, 2017 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Maxwell, Angelique Kidjo, Mary Chapin Carpenter & more will also perform. Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend. Organizers of the event announced its performance lineu ...

  13. One Month After the Election, How Is Pop Dealing With Politics?

    December 08, 2016 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The presidential election's shocking conclusion has passed -- are artists looking ahead with fresh eyes? Moby empathizes with musicians who are disinclined to speak out about politics -- he's single and doesn't have to worry about a D ...

  14. Stars Send Kanye West Their Prayers After Receiving News of His Hospitalization

    November 22, 2016 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 After being hospitalized late Monday night for exhaustion (Nov. 21), Kanye West has been on the tip of everyone's tongue. Many notable celebrities and artists chimed in on Twitter to send their prayers out to the Chicago rapper, in the hopes th ...

  15. Common, Usher & Janelle Monae Pay Tribute to the Obamas at BET's 'Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration'

    November 16, 2016 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop community will always be indebted to President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama after bringing hope to America as the first black family to occupy the White House. To thank the powerful couple as Obama's eight-year teunure nears ...

  16. Pharrell Williams Releases Soulful, Jazzy 'Runnin' From the 'Hidden Figures' Soundtrack

    October 24, 2016 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 3 After gifting the world with "Happy" from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack,  Pharrell Williams ' sound is laced on another soundtrack. This time he's lending his vocals to the forthcoming movie Hidden Figures , which he also produc ...

  17. Janelle Monae on Her Oscar-Buzzy Film Debut, Dating 'Androids' & That Long-Awaited Next Album

    October 20, 2016 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I’ve always spoken out about what it means to be ‘the other,’ ” says Janelle Monae , seated on a plush vintage couch in the New York offices of A24, the film studio that’s releasing her first feature film, Moonlight , later this month. “As a black ...

  18. Janelle Monae Mourns Cousin's Death After Drive-By Shooting

    September 01, 2016 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monae is in mourning after her cousin, a mother to three teenagers, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night (Aug. 30). Natasha Hays, 38, was shot several times in her Kansas City, Kansas, home by a gunman, who remains free accordi ...

  19. Watch President Obama, Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe Sing 'Happy Birthday' at Fourth of July BBQ

    July 05, 2016 4:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 President Obama’s eldest daughter had an extra-special present on her 18th birthday: a round of “Happy Birthday” sung by her dad, with support from Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe . Malia Ann Obama shares her birthday with another big day – the Fou ...

  20. Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae to Perform at White House on Fourth of July

    July 03, 2016 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Janelle Monae and rapper Kendrick Lamar will help President Barack Obama celebrate his final Fourth of July at the White House. YouTube Reveals the Most Popular Fourth of July Songs Spokesman Josh Earnest says the musicians are per ...

  21. Essence Festival Day 1: Maxwell Pays Tribute to Prince, Janelle Monáe Talks About Her New Movie & More

    July 02, 2016 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The phrase “joyful noise” has biblical origins -- but for the secular and devout alike, it’s a perfect description of the ambience at New Orleans’s 22-years-strong Essence Festival, which kicked off Friday (July 1) at the city’s Ernest N. Morial Con ...

  22. Janelle Monae Performs 'I Would Die 4 U' at the 2016 BET Awards

    Janelle Monae Performs 'I Would Die 4 U' at the 2016 BET Awards

    June 26, 2016 11:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monae Performs 'I Would Die 4 U' at the 2016 BET Awards Videos I Would Die 4 U Janelle Monáe Brightcove ...

  23. Ty Dolla $ign Plays Coy About Kylie Jenner Kiss and More Insider Scoop

    May 17, 2016 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ty Dolla $ign Stays Mum on Kylie Jenner Kiss If rapper  Ty Dolla $ign and Kylie Jenner have a thing going on, he’s being awfully coy about it. On May 13, the “Blasé” rapper greeted a long line of fans at the HUF clothing flagship store in Los Angele ...

  24. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 Day 1 Becomes Prince Tribute, Thanks to Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones & More

    April 22, 2016 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I called him my little brother," Jones says of the late icon. The 2016 edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course kicked off Friday (April 22) with tributes to the late music legend Prince by loc ...

  25. Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Tyler, The Creator & More Join Lineup for Afropunk Festival 2016

    April 19, 2016 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Afropunk Festival heads back to Brooklyn for the 12th annual musical showcase this August. The weekend-long party will feature performances from Ice Cube , TV On The Radio , Tyler, The Creator , Cee Lo Green , Flying Lotus, The Internet, Janelle Mon ...

  26. Zendaya-Assisted App Will Let 50 Women Join Star-Studded 'This Is for My Girls' Video

    March 28, 2016 11:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following her women's power anthem "This is For My Girls" which she recorded alongside  Kelly Clarkson , Missy Elliott , Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland , Chloe x Halle and Lea Michele , Zendaya  is now launching an app with MAKERS to cr ...

  27. Michelle Obama Releases a New Song Written by Diane Warren For Girl Empowerment

    Michelle Obama Releases a New Song Written by Diane Warren For Girl Empowerment

    March 22, 2016 10:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Change TITLE AND STORY, JUST FIND ASSETSMichelle Obama released a song called “This is for My Girls.” The song features, Missy Elliot, Lea Michele, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Zendaya, and other fe wochit entertainment , Barack Obama , diane warr ...

  28. Michelle Obama's All-Star 'This Is for My Girls' Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    March 16, 2016 4:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The charity cut features Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya & more. Who runs the chart? “Girls!" “This Is For My Girls,” a supergroup track from first lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn and #62MillionGirls initiatives, took over the ...

  29. Janelle Monae Lands Role in NASA Drama 'Hidden Figures' Alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    March 08, 2016 10:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Janelle Monae is taking one giant leap for Wondaland in a new space drama called  Hidden Figures , a rep for Wondaland Management has confirmed to  Billboard . The Fox 2000 NASA drama also stars  Empire  star Taraji P. Henson, esteemed actress Octav ...

  30. Flint Benefit Attended by Janelle Monae & More Raises $156,000

    March 01, 2016 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 A benefit for residents affected by lead-contaminated water in Flint has raised nearly $156,000. Blackout for Human Right's #JusticeForFlint said Tuesday (March 1) about 2,000 people attended the event. Flint Benefit Brings Out Hollywood Anger, ...

  31. Janelle Monae: The 2016 Power 100 Red Carpet

    Janelle Monae: The 2016 Power 100 Red Carpet

    February 13, 2016 2:13 AM EST 0 0 0 Janelle Monae: The 2016 Power 100 Red Carpet music , lucian grainge , 2016 , Billboard , arrivals , Grammys , Power 100 , interview , red carpet , Janelle Monae Videos Janelle Monáe Brightcove ...

  32. Janelle Monae Time Travels With Pepsi In Super Bowl Ad

    February 04, 2016 12:00 AM EST Janelle Monae takes viewers on a colorful and energetic journey through time in Pepsi’s new Super Bowl ad, "The Joy of Dance," which Pepsi broke nationally this morning (Feb. 4). Created by The Marketing Arm/Davie Brown Entertainment (DB ...

  33. Jeezy Shares Reflective 'Sweet Life' Video Feat. Janelle Monae, Talks Oscars

    January 19, 2016 1:00 PM EST Jeezy  delivered his politically charged visual on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18) for "Sweet Life" featuring Janelle Monae . The black and white presentation -- directed by Matt Barnes -- shows the Atlanta rapper hustling through hi ...

  34. Celebrities React to President Obama's Gun Control Speech: 'We Can #StopGunViolence'

    January 05, 2016 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 President Obama urged lawmakers and citizens on Tuesday (Jan. 5) to join together on new gun legislation in light of shootings that have continually plagued the nation, from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino. Speaking from the White House, the president ...

  35. Janelle Monae, Kendrick Lamar, Prince & More Feature In Ebony Power 100

    December 02, 2015 12:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Ebony revealed who made their Power 100 list, their feature recognizing the many leaders of the black community within the fields of the arts, politics, education, community activism, media, and medicine.  Among the individuals being honored are art ...

  36. Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monae Join Duran Duran in 'Pressure Off' Video: Watch

    October 22, 2015 12:53 AM EDT Duran Duran celebrated “Back to the Future Day” by sharing a glimpse into their own past and future.  The British music video pioneers got in on the action with the premiere of the official clip for "Pressure Off," lifted from the pop ...

  37. Listen to Janelle Monae Join Jeezy on New Single 'Sweet Life'

    October 12, 2015 10:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jeezy  has been dropping new singles weekly in preparation for the Nov. 13 release of his eighth studio album Church In These Streets -- appropriately, he's calling the series #SundayService. The latest installment, "Sweet Life," feat ...

  38. Afropunk Founders Talk Expanding the 'Alternative Black Culture' Fest: 'We're Still Not Having Our Stories Completely Told'

    September 25, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 A decade ago, Matthew Morgan and Jocelyn Cooper started Afropunk, a free annual festival in Brooklyn that highlighted what they billed as “alternative black culture” through eclectic headliners like TV on the Radio , Janelle Monae , Danny Brown  and ...

  39. Jidenna Talks Classic Men and How He's Influenced by Nigerian Music

    September 11, 2015 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jidenna brought the house down with his dance-friendly set at Made In America last weekend (Sept. 6), amping things up with his summer hit "Classic Man" before sponsoring an impromptu twerking contest inspired by his Janelle Monae collab & ...

  40. Jidenna & Kendrick Lamar Party With Janelle Monae in 'Classic Man' Remix Video: Watch

    July 15, 2015 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 In case the original "Classic Man" wasn't enough, Jidenna and Kendrick Lamar now have a remix and video to strut their style a little further. The two take their track to the West Coast, where they join Wondaland Records founder and s ...

  41. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Ba ...

  42. Exclusive: Janelle Monae, Robin Thicke, Kelly Rowland And More Join BET Awards Lineup

    June 24, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monae , Robin Thicke , K. Michelle , Tyga and Jidenna are the latest additions to the performer lineup at the 2015 BET Awards. Also announced today as presenters are Grammy winner Kelly Rowland and Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Ja ...

  43. Hear Duran Duran's New Single 'Pressure Off' Featuring Janelle Monae

    June 20, 2015 2:58 PM EDT 8.515 k 194 12 Duran Duran has dropped the first single from its upcoming album, Paper Gods , which arrives Sept. 18 in the United States. Duran Duran & Nile Rodgers Talk New Album The new funky song -- titled "Pressure Off" -- features voca ...

  44. PepsiCo's Frank Cooper Joining BuzzFeed as Chief Marketing and Chief Content Officer

    June 02, 2015 11:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Cooper, PepsiCo's longtime chief marketing officer of global consumer engagement and a four-time Billboard Power 100 honoree will join BuzzFeed in late June as the company's chief marketing and content officer, BuzzFeed announced Tue ...

  45. Bonnaroo Superjam Mixes Metallica, Bleachers, Chance the Rapper, Run-D.M.C. & More

    May 29, 2015 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bonnaroo's annual Superjam has just announced its 2015 lineup, and per usual, it's a combination of musicians from just about every genre. Exclusive: Bonnaroo Founders Talk Impact of Live Nation Deal, Including More Events at 'The Far ...

  46. Singer-Rapper Jidenna Talks Swank, Janelle Monae and Creating the Ultimate 'Guilt-Free Turn Up'

    May 27, 2015 5:01 PM EDT Hip-hop newcomer Jidenna and his debut solo single “Classic Man” have already begun summer-radio domination, and with good reason. The longtime collaborator of Janelle Monae  and one-fifth of her record label, Wondaland, has a musical palette th ...

  47. Janelle Monae, Jim James & More Stars Reveal Their Most Recent Reads

    May 22, 2015 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Death Cab for Cutie ’s Ben Gibbard Right now I am reading Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle . It’s an autobiography about a guy who nobody really knows. He’s not famous, at least he wasn’t famous when he wrote this book, and he’s just writing about h ...

  48. Lorde: My Mum Once Defended Me Against a Bully 'Who Made Fun of My Mono-Brow' (Plus More Stars' Moms Who Are the Bomb)

    May 08, 2015 4:37 PM EDT 1.918 k 74 47 Lorde “My mum is the best ever: When I was 8, she drove to my school and shouted at a boy who made fun of my mono-brow. Then she taught me about Frida Kahlo and why mono-brows are cool.” Janelle Monáe “The fact that my mother chose to have m ...

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