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WATCH: Janelle Monae Pays Homage to Prince With “Make Me Feel” Grammys Performance

Janelle Monae took the stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night (Feb. 10) with a stunning performance of her Dirty Computer Hit “Make Me Feel.”Paying homage to her late mentor Prince, Monae—dressed in a black, patent leather bodysuit—turned the Grammys stage into a purple and pink playground while incorporating medley snippets of other Dirty Computer songs like “Django Jane” and “Pynk.”Janelle is up for two Grammy Awards tonight—Album of the Year for Dirty Computer and Best Vi...
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How Women Can Support Each Other and Channel Their Power in Agencies

This past year has been an incredible year for women. Wonderful work has been done by so many different women. But it was Janelle Mon?e's triumphant song "Django Jane," which proclaimed the exhaustion of having your agency taken away, that finally made me realize I needed to write about my experience in advertising because I...
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The Best Pop Albums of 2018

10. Lake Street Dive - Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch) Over the years, Lake Street Dive has taken their jazzy, retro-soul sound and given it a bit more punch with each subsequent album. Sure, they're beloved by the NPR crowd (and are fiercely championed by Stephen Colbert), but their new album Free Yourself Up is a different beast entirely. Taking every trope they've ever tried and pushing it to its extreme, Free Yourself Up sounds like the band fully embracing their musical identity and having a l...
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Janelle Monáe dazzles at the Greek Theatre with a show filled with love, empowerment and the spirit of Prince

Janelle Monae performs during her Dirty Computer Tour at the Greek Theatre on Thursday. (Photo by Kelly A. Swift, Contributing Photographer) Janelle Monae performs during her Dirty Computer Tour at the Greek Theatre on Thursday. (Photo by Kelly A. Swift, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Janelle Monae performs during her Dirty Computer Tour at the Greek Theatre on Thursday. (Photo by Kelly A. Swift, Contributing Photographer) Janelle Monae per...
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Janelle Monae Heats Up BET Awards Stage With “Django Jane” & “I Like That” Performance (VIDEO)

Janelle Monae brought fire to the BET Awards stage, both literally and figuratively.Wearing her signature black-and-white colors, this time with a hint of red, Janelle Monae—accompanied by a bevy of female dancers, also wearing black, white and red—put on one of the best performances of the night.Janelle’s set kicked off with “Django Jane.” She was surrounded by her dancers while she sat atop a golden throne spitting bars with fire shooting up from the ground around her. She later segued into “I...
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Wango Tango breaks in the new Banc of California Stadium with Ariana Grande, Backstreet Boys, Shawn Mendes and more

For thousands of Southern Californians, Wango Tango serves as both a right of passage and the kick-off to their summer concert season. The annual day-long festival put on by area radio station KIIS FM/102.7 started 21 years ago and has always featured a live sampling of the station’s top artists. This year’s crop of talent was no exception with each act on the bill currently in heavy rotation and most with new music to share and promote. Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Backstreet Bo...
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Janelle Monae: How A Visionary Outsider Became a Superstar on Her Own Terms

Androgynous Black women with a nerdy love of sci fi and a sexuality shrouded in mystery don’t typically operate in the world of Hip Hop and R&B, but Janelle Monáe is the exception. Since she emerged on the scene ten years ago with her first EP Metropolis: The Chase Suite — introducing a seven-part concept series about a robot named Cindi Mayweather who’s navigating the strict social stratification in the year 2719 — Monáe has been building on those weirdo themes to tell stories of inequality an...
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Janelle Monae: How An Outsider Became a Visionary Superstar

Androgynous Black women with a nerdy love of sci fi and a sexuality shrouded in mystery don’t typically operate in the world of Hip Hop and R&B, but Janelle Monáe is the exception. Since she emerged on the scene ten years ago with her first EP Metropolis: The Chase Suite — introducing a seven-part concept series about a robot named Cindi Mayweather who’s navigating the strict social stratification in the year 2719 — Monáe has been building on those weirdo themes to tell stories of inequality an...
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Janelle Monáe Releases ‘Dirty Computer’ Short-Film

Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer is out everywhere today. Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes and Brian Wilson all make guest appearances on the project, which can be purchased here. In support of the album, Janelle releases a 48-minute short-film. The Dirty Computer visual album, or an “emotion picture” as Monáe calls it, stars Janelle as Jane 57821, Tessa Thompson as Zen and Jayson Aaron as Ché. The visual journey includes the previously released music videos for “Make Me Feel” a...
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Janelle Monáe – “I Like That”

In a couple of weeks, soul-music futurist Janelle Monáe will return with her much-anticipated new album Dirty Computer. Thus far, all the album's singles have branched out in bold new directions: Princely strut on "Make Me Feel," bars-heavy rap on "Django Jane," glimmering new wave on "PYNK." This morning, Monáe has … More »
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New Music: Janelle Monáe “I Like That”

Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer is now a little under two weeks away, available everywhere on April 27. The powerful songstress and visionary has only increased the anticipation with records like “Make Me Feel”, “Django Jane” and the Grimes-assisted “PYNK.” Shortly after midnight, Monáe quietly released another new record off the album, this time the soulful “I Like That.” On it, Monáe does double-duty singing and showing off her rapping skills with a sharp verse towards the outro. Get “I Like...
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Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” (Feat. Grimes) Video

Janelle Monáe's new album, Dirty Computer, is due at the end of the month. It's her first since 2013's The Electric Lady, and we've already heard singles "Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane," both of which came equipped with awesome videos. Since those tracks debuted, we learned that Prince worked on Dirty Computer, … More »
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New Music To Know This Week From Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, & More

Janelle Monáe "Django Jane"We already told you about the excellence that is Monae's other new single, "Make Me Feel," but if you missed "Django Jane," please don't sleep on it. Where "Feel" goes full Prince, "Jane" is about the power inherent in womanhood and Black girl magic. With lyrics like "We gon' start a motherfuckin' pussy riot / Or we gon' have to put 'em on a pussy diet" and "Remember when they used to say I look too mannish / Black girl magic, y'all can't stand it," Monáe is at her ...
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Janelle Monáe Bends More Than Gender In Two New Videos From 'Dirty Computer'

"Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane" from her forthcoming LP and "emotion picture," Dirty Computer, show Monae at her most vulnerable.(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
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Janelle Monae shares "Make Me Feel" & "Django Jane" off 'Dirty Computer'

Janelle shared a Prince-like song and a hip hop song off her upcoming album and film project, Dirty Computer, which is due in April. [Author: Andrew Sacher]
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Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” & “Django Jane” Video

Last week, Janelle Monáe finally announced that her first new album in five years would be called Dirty Computer and that it'd be coming out this year. And today, she's shared two songs from it -- "Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane" -- alongside videos, which were respectively directed by Alan Ferguson and Andrew … More »
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New Videos: Janelle Monáe “Make Me Feel” & “Django Jane”

Just last week, the incomparable Janelle Monáe announced her new album Dirty Computer. Described as an “emotion picture” that comprises of a “narrative film” and “accompanying musical album,” Monáe gives us taste of her forthcoming project with her new single/music video “Make Me Feel.” Premiered simultaneously on Beats 1 and YouTube, the funky record is sure to get listeners in the mood to hit the dance floor, with its ’70s-inspired sound. In the vibrant music video, Janelle finds herself l...
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