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Janelle Monae Charges CFDA Awards Audience to Persist in Making Change

Singer, actress, activist, label owner and Cover Girl Janelle Monae was honored at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night. In recognition of her contributions to the Women’s March earlier this year, Monae received the Board of Directors’ Tribute alongside Gloria Steinem and Cecile Richards. Always proudly seizing any opportunity to be…

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Janelle Monáe Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Dillard University

Janelle Monáe has a lot to brag about from her musical accomplishments to her award-winning acting abilities. Now in addition to her selfless acts of activism, the head Electric Lady in charge has another non-entertainment related achievement to add to her ever-growing list. At Dillard University’s graduation ceremony on May 13th, Monáe delivered a heartwarming…

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Janelle Monáe Extends Plea To End Gun Violence

Janelle Monáe has been an avid supporter of many movements that aim to end police brutality and gun violence in America. On Tuesday, the cause became personal when her first cousin, Natasha Hays, was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Kansas City. The mother of three teenagers was hard-working and loved by her community. According…

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Audio: Janelle Monáe, “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down)”

Word on the street is that the upcoming Netflix original series The Get Down is sure to be a hit, and with Janelle Monáe’s world premiere of “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down),” we’re believing the hype. Recently, Monáe shared the track on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro Darden. She credits her musical sampling and inspiration to…

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Janelle Monáe, Trombone Shorty & DJ Soul Sister to Speak at Saint Heron’s Artist Talk Series At Jazz Fest

Saint Heron is officially taking on New Orleans’ Jazz Fest in an entirely new fashion with two weekends of nonstop vibes, including our “Roll Back, Say That” artist talks and “PROCLOMATION!” series. This weekend we will hold artist talks with Wondaland Records CEO and the incredibly talented Janelle Monáe on Friday April 22nd and New…

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Janelle Monáe To Star in NASA Film ‘Hidden Features’ Alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer

Just last month it was announced that Empire series star Taraji P. Henson would be starring in upcoming film Hidden Features, and now it has been confirmed that Janelle Monáe will also be hitting the big screen. The two will star in the film, alongside Octavia Spencer, which is based on the book Hidden Figures:…

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Jeezy and Janelle Monáe Tune Into Politics With Their “Sweet Life” Video

Rap heavyweight Jeezy has been on a thrilling ride over the past few months. After releasing his album Church In These Streets close to the end of 2015, he’s back with the official video for his Janelle Monáe-assisted single “Sweet Life.” Released via CNN, the visual spotlights many of our current cultural turmoils, including police…

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Janelle Monáe, Amandla Stenberg, Zendaya, & More Make Ebony Magazine’s 2015 ‘Power 100 List’

EBONY Magazine is celebrating it’s 70th anniversary and in honor of the celebration, they are paying homage to the top 100 African Americans that are leading, inspiring, and demonstrating the best in Black America today.The list includes a wide array of people from politicians, radio hosts, religious leaders, educators, and top entertainers. This year’s honorees…

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Audio: Grimes, “Venus Fly” (Feat. Janelle Monáe)

Grimes‘  newest album is nothing short of the evolution of sound. Recognized by Vulture as a record with something to prove, its hard to deny the the infectious surge of joy brought on by Art Angels, the Canadian singer and producer’s fourth LP. In the dancey banger, “Venus Fly” the alternative artist collaborates with Janelle Monáe for…

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Janelle Monae Receives Her First Movie Role

Our favorite Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe, has just added yet another dimension to her resume. Already killing it as a singer-songwriter, label imprint head honcho and pioneer for social change, Monáe has landed her first role on the big screen for new film, Moonlight. While the singer’s exact character has yet to be announced, Vibe Magazine reports that the…

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Duran Duran Vibes With Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers in “Pressure Off”

Grab your leather jackets and step into the future with the fellas of Duran Duran, Nile Rogers and Janelle Monáe for their newest collaboration video, “Pressure Off.” The dance track, off Duran’s September-released album Paper Gods, is the record’s lead single. The Nick Egan-directed monochrome music video is a bulk of fun, featuring the dynamic bunch jumping into the air with dreadlocks…

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Audio: Jeezy, “Sweet Life” Feat. Janelle Monáe

Over the past few weeks, Jeezy has been debuting new tracks apart of his #SundayService series in anticipation of his eighth studio album Church In These Streets. This week’s latest installment comes as a surprise with the southern rap star enlisting Janelle Monáe for the C4-produced cut “Sweet Life.” Similar to other releases, this number…

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