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Feb 09, 2017

Last week Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released a video for "Venus Fly," her Art Angels song that features Janelle Monáe. More

Watch Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, etc. in “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You’re Black in America” Vid

Video Led by Alicia Keys Also Features Bono, Rihanna, Common, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson, Lenny Kravitz, and More

Jul 13, 2016

Alicia Keys and the We Are Here Movement have spearheaded a new video in collaboration with Mic called "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America." More

Jun 22, 2015

Last week Duran Duran announced their new albumPaper Gods, that features Janelle Monáe and Lindsay Lohan and the production work of Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers.  More

Duran Duran Announce New Album Featuring Janelle Monáe, Mark Ronson, and Lindsay Lohan

Paper Gods Due Out September 18 via Warner Bros., "Pressure Off" Single Featuring Monáe Out This Week

Jun 15, 2015

Duran Duran have announced a new album that features Janelle Monáe and Lindsay Lohan and the production work of Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers. The '80s New Wave icons will be releasing Paper Gods on September 18 in the U.S. (September 11 in the rest of the world) via Warner Bros. More

Watch: Janelle Monáe and Jidenna - “Yoga”

Track Off Upcoming Compilation EP Wondaland Presents THE EEPHUS

Apr 13, 2015

Janelle Monáe has teamed up with artist Jidenna for a brand new track titled "Yoga."  More

Sep 11, 2014

Need to infuse your day with a little can-do spirit? Janelle Monáe is here to help.  More

Aug 11, 2014

Last week, Oslo, Norway hosted The Øya Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus over to cover the event.  More

Watch: Janelle Monáe -  “Electric Lady” Video

The Electric Lady Is Out Now On Wondaland

Jul 30, 2014

Janelle Monáe roped a few of her pals in for her new video for The Electric Lady’s title cut.  More

Treasure Island Festival Announce 2014 Lineup

Outkast, alt-J, Massive Attack, Janelle Monae, Washed Out, and More

Jun 18, 2014

The Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco announced their lineup for 2014. Notable acts include Outkast, Massive Attack, alt-J, TV On The Radio, Janelle Monae, The New Pornographers, Washed Out, St. Lucia, Banks, Jungle, White Denim, Zedd, Polica, The Growlers, Classixx, Chet Faker, Ryan Hemsworth, TOBACCO, Bleached, Painted Palms, and more. More

Watch Janelle Monáe Cover David Bowie On “Letterman”

The Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Compilation is Out Now

Jun 12, 2014

Last night, Janelle Monáe stopped by Letterman to perform her cover of David Bowies’ HeroesMore

Jun 10, 2014

The Big Apple's annual outdoor music festival took place June 6th through 9th, 2014, on Randall's Island. Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Phoenix, Interpol, Spoon, Janelle Monae, Jenny Lewis, and many others played to large, sweaty NYC crowds, and photographer Robert Kidd was there to cover the action.

Check out his photos of day one here, and days two and three hereMore

May 21, 2014

Last night Janelle Monáe stopped by the newly launched The Maya Rudolph Show.  More

Watch: Janelle Monáe on the “Today” Show

Sings “What is Love” and “Electric Lady”

Apr 09, 2014

Janelle Monáe has the kind of likable swagger that turns just about anywhere into a party. More

Apr 04, 2014

No longer monopolized by long dead artists, the use of holograms was put to some interesting use last night when artists Janelle Monáe and M.I.A. appeared in digital form for each others' respective live performances. More

M.I.A. And Janelle Monaé To Perform Hologram At An Audi Event

This Thursday in Los Angeles and New York

Apr 02, 2014

This is either the coolest thing ever, or a complete train wreck in the making. This Thursday, Janelle Monaé and M.I.A. will perform at events in Los Angeles (Monaé) and New York (M.I.A.) promoting Audi’s new A3.  More

Apr 02, 2014

Let’s ignore the fact that Janelle Monáe is shilling for Pepsi, and concentrate on the fact that she just did a killer cover of David Bowie classic “Heroes.”  More

Watch: CHVRCHES Cover Janelle Monáe’s “Tightrope”

Janelle Monáe Looks On Approvingly

Jan 09, 2014

This is fun—at a Women in Music luncheon yesterday sponsored by Billboard, CHVRCHES covered Janelle Monáe’s song “Tightrope”…while Monáe looked on. More

Nov 06, 2013

Since releasing her new double LP The Electric Lady, musical artist Janelle Monáe has made quite an impressive run on the late night circuit, bringing all kinds of high-energy showmanship to her guest performances. More

Watch: Janelle Monáe on “Saturday Night Live”

Performs "Dance Apocalyptic" and "Electric Lady"

Oct 28, 2013

Over the weekend Janelle Monáe was welcomed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, where the pint-sized R&B experimentalist performed "Dance Apocalypse" and "Electric Lady" off her new double album, The Electric Lady. More

Oct 11, 2013

Recently releasing her new double LP The Electric Lady, futurist R&B artist Janelle Monáe has premiered a stylish new music video for her Miguel-featuring single "PrimeTime." More

Watch: Janelle Monáe on “Letterman”

Performs "Dance Apocalypse"

Sep 10, 2013

Last night R&B futurist Janelle Monáe celebrated the release of her newest album The Electric Lady a day early when she was welcomed as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. More

Aug 20, 2013

On Sept. 10 musical artist Janelle Monáe will release her ambitious new double album The Electric Lady. More

Aug 09, 2013

After sharing two new tracks from her forthcoming album The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has finally provided more concrete info on the record's impending release, the most important being that it will be a double album.  More

Listen: Janelle Monáe – “Dance Apocalyptic” Song Stream

The Electric Lady Is Out September 10 Via Bad Boy/Universal

Jun 28, 2013

Good news Janelle Monáe fans—her sophomore album The Electric Lady will see the light of day on September 10 via Bad Boy/Universal. More

Jun 27, 2013

We already learned that Prince would appear on Janelle Monáe’s forthcoming sophomore album Electric Lady. Well, it appears that the partners in funk couldn’t wait until September to get the party started.  More

Jun 07, 2013

Janelle Monáe has revealed that her upcoming sophomore album The Electric Lady will feature a guest appearance by the Purple One himself, Prince. More

Watch: Janelle Monáe – “Q.U.E.E.N.” Video

New Album Electric Lady Out Soon

May 02, 2013

We still don’t know when Janelle Monáe plans to put out her new album The Electric Lady. But she’s already gotten the party started with new track "Q.U.E.E.N." More

Janelle Monáe Announces New Album, “The Electric Lady”

New Track “Q.U.E.E.N.” Out April 22

Apr 15, 2013

Awhile back, Janelle Monáe taunted us with news that she had two albums in the pipelineMore

Protest Sign Auction Ends In One Hour!

Your Last Chance to Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 23, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends in one hour at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Protest Sign Auction Ends Tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 22, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends tomorrow, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, and more

Protest Auction Ending Tuesday, Also Features Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 21, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction is now on and ends Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others.

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Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format hereMore

Dec 08, 2011

Over-achiever much? Today it was announced that Janelle Monáe is following up last year’s full-length debut The ArchAndroid with not one but two albums in 2012.  More

Feb 16, 2011

After last weekend’s Grammy performance, Janelle Monáe announced she’ll be taking the show on the road with king of hooligans, Bruno Mars. We have the dates.  More

Arcade Fire Win Top Grammy Award for Album of the Year

The Black Keys Also Win Multiple Awards

Feb 14, 2011

Arcade Fire's The Suburbs beat out such heavyweights as Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, the last award of the night. The Black Keys also won multiple awards and we have video highlights from Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Cee-Lo Green, and Muse.

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Sep 24, 2010

Pint-sized retro/futuristic R&B songstress Janelle Monáe took on Last Call With Carson Daly last night with a clip recorded at Los Angeles’ Viper Room. We have the video.  More

of Montreal Debut New Video for “Coquet Coquette,” To Release Album on Cassette

Tour with Janelle Monáe Now Includes Dates in Atlanta and San Francisco

Aug 18, 2010

The new video for of Montreal's "Coquet Coquette" is pretty crazy. During its 3:28-running time you'll witness a cannibalistic group of marauders storming a deserted island. There's witch doctors, necrophilia, face-painting, and a shirtless Kevin Barnes for the ladies in the house. Plus, they are releasing their new album on cassette. We have the video, details, and tour dates. More

Aug 09, 2010

Channeling the late James Brown, Janelle Monáe Memphis Jooked and Turfed her way across the So You Think You Can Dance stage last Thursday night, performing her hit song "Tightrope" on FOX's dance competition show. More

May 19, 2010

Janelle Monáe's rousing rendition of "Tightrope" for last night's Late Show with David Letterman was one of the best late-night performances in several years. Ms. Monae busted out some "classy brass," the tightrope dance, superhero capes, and synchronized band moves. We have the video. More



Reviews

Øya Festival 2014 Day Two: Conor Oberst, JUNGLE, Janelle Monáe, Little Dragon, and Outkast.

August 7th, 2014

Aug 13, 2014

Every festival has one day that stands head and shoulders above the rest. While every day at Øya this year felt like an embarrassment of riches, Thursday was my absolute favorite—thanks to strong sets from Conor OberstJUNGLEJanelle MonáeLittle Dragon, and Outkast. More

Governors Ball: Jack White, Grimes, Jenny Lewis, Damon Albarn and more, June 6th - 8th, 2014

Jun 10, 2014

In its third year on Randall’s Island, New York’s Governors Ball—named for its previous setting, on Governors Island—seems to have finally found steady footing. More

The Electric Lady

The Electric Lady

Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic

Sep 19, 2013

The future is robotic: sexless, genderless, classless, and raceless. It's post-this, post-that, genreless, and guileless. It's proto-android and it's 110 percent glamorous. And Janelle Monáe is already there, dreaming of electric sheep and serving up another two suites (IV and V) of her Metropolis series, with somehow even more of the playful, idiosyncratic, and completely over-the-top style we know (and love?) her for. More

of Montreal and Janelle Monáe at the Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

October 31st, 2010

Nov 04, 2010

Someone needs to cast of Montreal bandleader Kevin Barnes in a revival of Rocky Horror Picture Show revue. After 12 years of gender bending, Technicolor, costumed pop, this seems like the only logical career arc. It probably goes without saying that seeing of Montreal live in concert is a damn good time. More

The ArchAndroid

The ArchAndroid

Bad Boy/Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic

Aug 30, 2010

With overlong, filler-stuffed CDs hitting the market regularly by all manner of artists, the fact that Janelle Monáe presents a double-length disc that's engaging and memorable from start to finish is creditable in itself. Considering how, on this debut long-player, Monáe audaciously skates freely across genres and sounds great wearing every hat she tries on, she's practically in a class of her own at only age 24. More