Posts tagged "janelle monae"

Janelle Monae and Jidenna Stretch ‘Yoga’ to Its Bendiest Limits

Janelle Monae has always been the type of singer to skirt the line between innovative electro-R&B and soul and mainstream pop, cleverly playing with listeners'…
By: Brennan Carley / April 13, 2015

Beyonce, Solange, Dirty Projectors, and More Pay Tribute to D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’

D'Angelo's seminal album Voodoo recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, and Solange's website Saint Heron hosted several moving tributes to the iconic record from more than a…
By: James Grebey / February 4, 2015

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014

Music videos took a bonkers turn in 2014: "Weird Al" Yankovic reveled in all things tasteless, Pee-Wee Herman played a loony race-car driver, butts hit peak ubiquity,…
By: SPIN Staff / December 30, 2014

Janelle Monae Visited ‘Sesame Street’ and Was Amazing

Well, this is adorable: Janelle Monáe visited Sesame Street recently to teach Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, and co. about the importance of perseverance. The…
By: Kyle McGovern / September 11, 2014

Janelle Monae Sings With T-Boz, Gets Love From Obamas

Janelle Monáe kills the live performance of her latest album's title track "Electric Lady," but the Afrofuturist princess (or Q.U.E.E.N.?) now introduce…
By: Olivia Forman / July 30, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

SPIN ventured down to Manchester, Tennessee this past weekend to camp out at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. We caught performances by…
By: SPIN Staff / June 17, 2014

Janelle Monae Exalts David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ on ‘Letterman’

We can be "Heroes"? Yes, she can. Janelle Monáe's almost-too-fitting cover of David Bowie's 1977 classic surfaced this spring in conjunction with a Pepsi ad…
By: Marc Hogan / June 12, 2014

Governors Ball 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

As festival season marches on, Governors Ball swept through New York City this past weekend, taking over Randall's Island for three days of live music…
By: SPIN Staff / June 9, 2014

Governors Ball 2014: The 15 Best Things We Saw

SPIN spent this past weekend on New York City's Randall's Island, taking in the three-day wonder that is the Governors Ball Music Festival. We gave…
By: SPIN Staff / June 9, 2014

Dave Chappelle Enlists the Roots, Janelle Monae for New York Comeback

Dave Chappelle's return to standup has been pretty low-key, one widely publicized incident aside, and now we know he was working up to something big.
By: Marc Hogan / May 28, 2014

Watch Janelle Monae Light Up ‘Electric Lady’ on ‘Maya Rudolph’

Here's hoping some of you caught The Maya Rudolph Show last night on NBC, because we'd be more than happy to write about more performance…
By: Marc Hogan / May 20, 2014

Janelle Monae Makes Like a Polaroid Picture With OutKast on ‘Hey Ya!’

OutKast's epic run of festival dates brought them back to their home state this past weekend, for a headlining slot at Georgia'…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 29, 2014

Janelle Monae Will Electrify ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ on NBC

Maya Rudolph has a variety-show special coming to NBC next month, and it will feature Janelle Monáe as a musical guest and Raphael Saadiq as bandleader.
By: Marc Hogan / April 25, 2014

Watch OutKast’s Entire Coachella 2014 Reunion Performance

OutKast kicked off their lengthy reunion tour on Friday night with a headlining performance at this year's Coachella festival. The April 11 gig, the…
By: John Surico / April 12, 2014

M.I.A. and Janelle Monae Holograms to Perform Cross-Country Duet

We'd welcome a show featuring both M.I.A. and Janelle Monae any time, but their upcoming collaboration is much more than a standard concert pairing. O…
By: Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Hear Janelle Monae Dance Around David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’

The eclectic Janelle Monáe covering David Bowie makes so much sense, it's a wonder that it didn't happen earlier. The Electric Lady singer, fresh off…
By: Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Watch Janelle Monae Revive ‘Idol’ With ‘What Is Love’

Janelle Monáe touched down on American Idol Thursday night to perform "What Is Love," her tropical-flavored contribution to the upcoming animated feature film Rio…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 28, 2014

Janelle Monae’s ‘What Is Love’ Brings Funky Soul to ‘Rio 2′

Just days after one of the most stacked Best Original Song Oscar lineups, Janelle Monáe has dropped her own potentially award-winning entry. Coming from…
By: Dan Reilly / March 4, 2014

Pharrell to Headline NBA All-Star Game’s Musical Roster

Now that the Super Bowl is over, the next big event in American sports is almost upon us: The 63rd NBA All-Star Game. The…
By: Dan Reilly / February 6, 2014

Five-Time Nominee Janelle Monae to Present at the 2013 Soul Train Awards

Janelle Monáe has been added to the list of presenters at this year's Soul Train Awards, which will air on the BET and…
By: Kyle McGovern / November 6, 2013
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