1. Watch Janelle Monae's 'Power'-ful 'Sesame Street' Visit

    September 11, 2014 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard was on the set when the singer taped the show earlier this year. On Tuesday, Janelle Monae is coming to Sesame Street . It's the 45th anniversary of the famous show, and honoring that kind of longevity requires the right performer -- ...

  2. Sam Gores, Chairman/CEO of Paradigm Talent Agency, on Leading Versus Bossing

    August 11, 2014 1:55 PM EDT The agency giant on the booming concert business, the art of the pitch and why being a leader is different (read: better) than being a boss. Paradigm Talent Agency may be located in the former Beverly Hills campus of MCA, where legendary entertain ...

  3. Janelle Monae Performs at Hollywood Fundraiser, 'Relaxed' Barack Obama Joins the Party

    July 24, 2014 2:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barack Obama took the stage shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at Shonda Rhimes' Hancock Park-area home, where the Scandal creator praised the president for "doing his job like a boss." "Nice-looking crowd," Obama joked, lookin ...

  4. Michele Obama and Janelle Monae Discuss Arts Education at Grammy Museum Awards Event

    July 16, 2014 9:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of arts education Wednesday at the Grammy Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, emphatically declaring "we cannot be satisfied until every child has some exposure to the arts.&q ...

  5. Michele Obama and Janelle Monae Discuss Arts Education at Grammy Museum Awards Event

    July 16, 2014 9:54 PM EDT First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of arts education Wednesday at the Grammy Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, emphatically declaring "we cannot be satisfied until every child has some exposure to the arts. ...

  6. Essence Festival 2014 Day 2 Highlights: Prince, Janelle Monae, Nile Rodgers & More

    July 05, 2014 11:29 AM EDT For its 20th anniversary, the Essence Festival recruited Prince to headline, doubled the number of stages at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (10 to 20) in New Orleans and added a fourth day to showcase developing artists. Essence Music Fest 2014: Phot ...

  7. Governors Ball 2014: Janelle Monae on Performing In NYC, Future Projects (Watch)

    June 07, 2014 2:50 PM EDT 5 1 0 Janelle Monae, who received the Rising Star Award at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event in New York, injected some electricity into the opening day of Governors Ball on Friday. Governors Ball 2014: Videos, Photos and More Dressed in her usual b ...

  8. Janelle Monáe Q&A and LIVE at Governors Ball 2014

    Janelle Monáe Q&A and LIVE at Governors Ball 2014

    June 07, 2014 7:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monáe Q&A and LIVE at Governors Ball. New York, June 6, 2014 governors ball , 2014 , Janelle Monae , Janelle Monáe Videos Janelle Monáe ...

  9. Gov Ball's Jordan Wolowitz on 'Cracking' New York, Mud and Storms, and a New Fest

    June 05, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not ...

  10. Janelle Monáe's Australasian Tour Scrapped Due To Illness

    May 20, 2014 6:30 AM EDT 1 1 0 Janelle Monáe’s Australasian tour has been canceled after she failed to shake-off a mystery illness. The R&B artist had already nixed a date Saturday in Melbourne and another on Monday in Sydney. On Tuesday evening, the tour promoter Live Nation ...

  11. 5 Other Awesome Holograms: Tupac, Janelle Monae and M.I.A., More

    May 19, 2014 12:45 AM EDT 4.554 k 135 0 Michael Jackson may have invented the moonwalk, and he certainly inaugurated his signature strut as a hologram -- and the MJ hologram was certainly the talk of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards . But the King of Pop was not the first artist to ...

  12. Pepsi Launches Label With Caroline, Releasing Soccer Album With Rita Ora, Kelly Rowland, Timbaland

    May 16, 2014 12:38 PM EDT In 2012, Pepsi took a chance by tapping then-emerging DJ-producer Calvin Harris to create an original song for a European soccer campaign on behalf of its fledgling sugar-free soda Pepsi Max. The result? “Let’s Go,” a global hit featuring Ne-Yo ...

  13. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala ...

  14. YouTube Offers Pharrell, Pepsi, Google Preferred Ad Tool At Upfront

    May 01, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Just two years ago, YouTube touted a lineup of premium content from traditional-media players and Hollywood talent (an investment valued at over $100 million) to pitch advertisers on buying TV-quality content online. But at YouTube (and Google’s) ...

  15. Moogfest 2014: Well-Received, But Will It Return Next Year?

    April 30, 2014 4:45 PM EDT “We got the cyborg man here what more could you want,” joked Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music to a crowd of organizers, participants and sponsors-- including Neil Harbisson, a man with an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to hear color-- ...

  16. Moogfest 2014: Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, FlyLo, Janelle Monae Hit Asheville

    April 26, 2014 11:39 AM EDT Moogfest feels like a Philip Dick fan convention soundtracked by a heavy, relentless bass line. The weird and wired festival kicked off in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon with perhaps its least exciting event: a panel with Moog Music CEO Mike Ada ...

  17. Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek and Janelle Monae to Headline Taste of Chicago

    April 21, 2014 6:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris and Janelle Monae will headline this year's Taste of Chicago. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec' Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Specia ...

  18. Janelle Monáe, Kimbra Announce Co-Headlining Tour of Australasia

    April 14, 2014 3:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janelle Monáe’s tour Down Under will have a distinctly home-grown flavor.  The award-winning American artist is joining forces with Kimbra for a five-city tour next month of Australia and New Zealand.  Live Nation’s Australasian division is organizi ...

  19. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:28 PM EDT Williams' "Happy" reigns for a seventh week, while John Legend's "All of Me" continues its push toward the summit Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off ...

  20. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100, John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off John Legend's "All of Me," which keeps gaining momentum in its push to take over at the top. The latter song also crowns the subscr ...

  21. Janelle Monae, M.I.A. Perform Bicoastal Hologram Duet: Watch

    April 04, 2014 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.&# ...

  22. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds Atop Hot 100, DJ Snake & Lil Jon Hit Top 10

    April 02, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for a sixth week, while DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' charges into the top 10. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while conti ...

  23. Janelle Monae Covers ‘Heroes’ In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae from her new Pepsi spot filmed in Rio. (Photo courtesy of Pepsi) Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love.” But starting Wednesday, the singer is m ...

  24. Janelle Monae Covers 'Heroes' In Pepsi's Global Futbol Campaign, Talks Her Love For David Bowie

    April 02, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Janelle Monae has already gone Brazilian for the just-released “Rio 2” soundtrack as the voice of its theme song “What Is Love” . But starting Wednesday, the singer is making an on-camera trip to Rio de Janiero as the featured artist (and soundtrac ...

  25. Barack Obama Salutes ‘Women of Soul,’ Struggles To Spell ‘Respect’: Watch

    March 09, 2014 11:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House. "What a lineup!" Obama declared Thursday at the outset of a concert t ...

  26. Michelle Obama Readies ‘Women of Soul’ Concert at White House

    March 05, 2014 12:44 AM EST First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday's concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle ...

  27. 'Rio 2' Soundtrack Out March 25, Features Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars

    March 04, 2014 9:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars are among the participants on the soundtrack to "Rio 2," the upcoming sequel to Blue Sky Studios' 2011 animated film, it was revealed today (March 4). The announcement corresponds with the official single ...

  28. Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande Set for First Lady's 'Women of Soul' Concert

    March 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. Related Articles 5 Most Musical Presidents: From Barack Obama to Thomas Jefferson Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to ...

  29. The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae To Perform At Roots Picnic 2014: Exclusive

    March 03, 2014 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe are among the performers who will be gracing the stage at this year's 7th annual Roots Picnic. In its seventh year, the festival will take place at Festival Piers at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia on Saturda ...

  30. 'Rio 2' Director On Janelle Monae, Casting Bruno Mars: 'We Felt We Could Push It'

    February 13, 2014 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Janelle Monae's participation in "Rio 2" owes to a meeting two years ago between the singer and director Carlos Saldanha at a Rock in Rio performance. "She had a few Brazilians in her band and I think that helped when I asked her ...

  31. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae To Perform At BET Honors

    February 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014. Premiering Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network, the telecast will also feature Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and W ...

  32. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae to Perform at BET Honors

    February 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014. Premiering Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network, the telecast will also feature Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and ...

  33. Gucci Introduces Special Edition GRAMMY Timepiece

    January 20, 2014 3:12 AM EST There's a stylish way to commemorate the Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Beatles reunion in this year's GRAMMYs . On Jan. 25, the night before the annual music awards show, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and the Recording Academy will laun ...

  34. Janelle Monaé Visits "Sesame Street," Performs "The Power of Yet"

    Janelle Monaé Visits "Sesame Street," Performs "The Power of Yet"

    January 13, 2014 11:48 AM EST 0 0 0 JanelleMonae_SesameSt_V2_h264 Sesame Street , Janelle Monae , the power of yet , Janelle Monáe Videos Janelle Monáe ...

  35. VH1 Books Janelle Monae, J. Cole, Fall Out Boy and More for Six NYC Super Bowl Concerts

    January 09, 2014 1:20 PM EST The first Super Bowl to be held in the New York City/New Jersey area will bring an equally historic volume of concerts, as the music industry looks to top recent efforts in cities like New Orleans, Indianapolis and Dallas.   Leading the charge is ...

  36. Janelle Monáe at Billboard Women In Music 2013: 'Rising Star' Speech & More

    Janelle Monáe at Billboard Women In Music 2013: 'Rising Star' Speech & More

    December 27, 2013 1:58 PM EST 2 4 0 'Rising Star' 2013 Janelle Monáe at Billboard's 2013 Women In Music Event: her acceptance speech, a red carpet interview and more. speech , Women in Music , interview , red carpet , Janelle Monae , Pink , P!nk , Q&A , rising star ...

  37. Anne Stanchfield Talks Running Target's Music on the Women In Music Red Carpet (Video)

    December 19, 2013 11:39 AM EST On the red carpet at Billboard's annual Women In Music event (see all of our coverage right here ), Billboard senior correspondent Andrew Hampp had a chance to speak with Anne Stanchfield , one of the evening's honoree and the executive ...

  38. Billboard Women In Music Red Carpet: Watch Janelle Monae, Tegan & Sara and More

    December 11, 2013 2:21 PM EST Watch what happened when Billboard caught up with P!nk, Janelle Monae, Tegan & Sara, Debbie Harry, Christina Perri, Kimberly Perry and Bravo host Andy Cohen at our annual Women in Music event on Tuesday in New York City. The star-studded lunc ...

  39. Janelle Monáe on the Billboard Women In Music Red Carpet 2013

    Janelle Monáe on the Billboard Women In Music Red Carpet 2013

    December 11, 2013 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Janelle Monáe on the Billboard Women In Music Red Carpet 2013 Women in Music , 2013 , red carpet , Janelle Monae , Billboard , Woman of the year , Janelle Monáe Videos Janelle Monáe ...

  40. P!nk, Janelle Monae, Julie Greenwald Honored at Billboard Women in Music Event

    December 10, 2013 5:26 PM EST "I remember when I won Female Rock Vocal for Grammys for ‘Trouble,’ I think it was 10 years ago,” P!nk recalled from the stage at Billboard’s Women In Music luncheon Tuesday, accepting the award for Woman of the Year. “And the very next day, ...

  41. Grammy 2014 Noms —R&B & Rap: Mainstays, Left-Field Surprises

    December 07, 2013 11:22 AM EST Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line: Which Newcomer Will Dominate Tonight's Grammy Nominations? Grammys 2014 Rock Noms: Black Sabbath Rules; Zep, Bowie, Stones, QOTSA, Alabama Shakes, Neko Case Get Nods Grammy Nominations ...

  42. Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records Chairman, COO, Tops Billboard’s 2013 Women In Music List

    December 06, 2013 10:59 AM EST Billboard announced today that for a fourth consecutive year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group, has topped its Women in Music list. Kathy Willard, Executive Vice President and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, and Jody G ...

  43. Janelle Monae Needs Vocal Rest, Postpones Tour Dates

    November 05, 2013 9:38 PM EST "Mandatory vocal rest" has sidelined Janelle Monae, who announced today (Nov. 5) she has postponed three dates on her current tour. According to a post on her website , the R&B artist has been forced to give fans in California and Ar ...

  44. Janelle Monae Rocks 'SNL' With 'Electric Lady' Cuts: Watch

    October 27, 2013 11:11 AM EDT Just days after being named Billboard's Rising Star , Janelle Monae took to the "Saturday Night Live" stage to showcase just why she's regarded as one of music's next big talents with a rollicking two-song set from her sec ...

  45. Janelle Monáe To Receive Billboard’s Rising Star Award

    October 24, 2013 8:55 AM EDT Janelle Monáe's glowing-hot young career will be recognized with Billboard’s Rising Star Award. The artist will be honored at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event, to be held in New York City on Dec. 10. Monáe will be joined on the nigh ...

  46. Janelle Monáe Named Billboard's Rising Star

    October 24, 2013 8:54 AM EDT 1.848 k 509 8 0 Janelle Monáe's glowing-hot young career will be recognized with Billboard’s Rising Star Award. The artist will be honored at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event, to be held in New York City on Dec. 10. Monáe will be joined on the ...

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