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Rio 2 - What Goes on in the Amazon Affects Us All

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Rio 2 is a wonderful animation with great comedy for the entire family. Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) are back in Rio 2 with their three children.

M.I.A. & Janelle Monae Are Holograms Now

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of hol...

Janelle Monae Covers Classic David Bowie Track For Pepsi

Billboard | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices

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 ...

Telling the Stories of SXSW One Outfit At a Time

Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum | Posted 03.24.2014 | Style
Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

Charli XCX told us all about how Baby Spice and Britney Spears has influenced her scrappy mall-goth look.

Janelle Monáe Rocks the Embarcadero!

Paul Iorio | Posted 03.10.2014 | San Francisco
Paul Iorio

Workers in downtown San Francisco got a pleasant surprise during their lunch break last Friday (March 7): Janelle Monáe, the R&B dynamo (fresh off an appearance at the White House), performed for free with her band in Justin Herman Plaza.

'Women Of Soul' Sound Off At The White House

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 03.07.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 th...

'Simply Irresistible' Like You've Never Heard It Before

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

Janelle Monáe is so fine, she put a new spin on the classic '80s hit "Simply Irresistible." The 28-year-old singer reworked Robert Palmer's track for...

VH1 Airing Six Nights Of Live Concerts Before Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

Just as players, performers and an endless sea of promoters descend upon New York City for the Super Bowl, VH1 is running a six-night series of live c...

SNEAK PEEK: Janelle Monae's 'Sesame Street' Performance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Fresh off of being selected as one of Forbes “30 under 30” musician’s list, Janelle Monae recently shared some of her secrets to success during ...

10 Celebrities We'd Like To See On 2014 'Hottest' Lists

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Each year celebrities are recognized for their physical beauty and attributes and are featured on sexiest lists in various publications. But every yea...

Obamas Attend Christmas Benefit Concert

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obamas got into the holiday spirit Sunday evening with a little help from Hugh Jackman, Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae. ...

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2013

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Get ready to waste an hour or four, because today we're bringing you the 20 most delicious, innovative and bizarre music videos of 2013. Forget tha...

Edward Norton Speaks Japanese In 'SNL' Promos

Posted 12.23.2013 | Comedy

Edward Norton teased his upcoming "SNL" hosting stint in some new promos with Bobby Moynihan. A few things we learned about Norton: 1. He can speak Ja...

LOOK: Janelle Monae Gives Solid Advice To High Schoolers

Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

Before Janelle Monae enchanted the sold-out crowd at The Vic Monday night, the R&B/soul stunner stopped by a Chicago high school to dish out some sage...

Watch Jay Z's Ron Howard-Directed 'Made In America' Doc

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z's Made in America Festival gets the behind-the-scenes treatment in a new documentary from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. The inaugural two-d...

This Singer Is Sick Of Your Sexism, And That's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

Synth-pop band Chvrches is currently all the rage, dropping an outstanding full-length album last week and even delivering a sterling cover of a Whitn...

Chats With The Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel & Cheryl Bentyne and Jeff Lorber, Plus Diane Birch, The Swellers and Johnny Chill Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"There isn't much hiding the heartbreak in this song," Diane explains. "It's about the point of knowing how bad the blow is gonna be but hoping you can just stall reality." Check out the premiere of the track "Tell Me Tomorrow" from the upcoming record.

Get Into This: 6 Things We're Living For This Week

Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices

It's the top of the week, and if you're like us, a little Monday motivation is in order. Here are five things the editors of HuffPost Black Voices are...

Janelle Monae's Electric Lady, AKA, Buppie Music

theshadowleague.com | Vincent Thomas | Posted 11.21.2013 | Black Voices

There was an undeniable power of Janelle Monae's debut LP The ArchAndroid, an artistry and execution that overpowered cynics' inclination to balk at J...

Monáe, Mayweather and the Curious Case of the Female Alter Ego

Rajul Punjabi | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Rajul Punjabi

Being armed with a complementary version of oneself seems wise and self-sufficient. But female artists and performers are more inclined to allow an alter ego to embrace them. Is it that the community is not supporting them in the right way or do we just expect more from our women, more for our female dollar?

Janelle Monae: "I Just Feel Like This Is A Baby'

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Janelle Monae finally gave birth this week. No, it wasn't a little baby, but a bundle of music that she says was just as labor-intensive. ...

A New Breed Of Woman?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

Janelle Monáe is having the best week ever! The 26-year-old rockstar performed at the Rebecca Minkoff New York Fashion Week runway show, threw a Targ...

Janelle Monae Responds To Gay Rumors

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.13.2013 | Gay Voices

The lyrics on Janelle Monae's new album, "Electric Lady," have caused some to speculate whether the singer is hinting that she is gay. However, the ar...

WATCH: Janelle Monae Talks Sex Appeal In Miami

| Posted 09.12.2013 | Miami

By Peter Bailey It's ok to be yourself. At least that's what Janelle Monae would like you to comes to terms with. "I discover new things abou...

Janelle Monae Is 'Trying To Save The World'

rollingstonelogo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By Matt Diehl "A lot of the songs have come to me in my dreams," Janelle Monáe says of the ...