NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning singers Lizzo and Janelle Monae, Apple CEO Tim Cook and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow have made Out magazine’s 2020 Out100 list.
NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time to film the psychological thriller “Antebellum.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae brought down the house Saturday at Ralph Lauren's New York Fashion Week show, where "the house" was a jazzy nightclub of yesteryear that Lauren created inside a Wall...
NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Michelle Obama. Barbie?
The Council of Fashion Designers of America will follow up those prestigious honorees of its Board of Directors'...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When you see names like Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Lizzo, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, in the same lineup, you'd be forgiven for thinking that...
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say that two mobile shower units caught fire at the Coachella music and arts festival early Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Solange is no longer performing at Coachella.
The festival's official Twitter account posted the news Sunday, writing: "Due to major production delays, Solange will...
INDIO, California (AP) — A Coachella worker has died while setting up for the music and arts festival in the Southern California desert.
Goldenvoice, which puts Coachella in Indio each year,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline this summer's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
NEW YORK (AP) — As a celebrity stylist, Ali Mandelkorn is usually surrounded by designer duds, so getting back to some of her favorite fashion vibes, vintage and thrift, was a treat.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Styles, Queen's Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Amber Heard, Janelle Monae front row at Valli
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.
The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year.
The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018 audience of 19.8 million had been the Grammys' smallest audience in a decade.
Alicia Keys hosted the awards show, which last nearly four hours.
Brandi Carlile on her Grammy performance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show.
And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the background.
"That glass ceiling has to be broken," Monae improvised as the audience erupted into cheers and applause.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Grammys decided to extend the nominees in the top four categories from five to eight, they didn't consider how much harder it would make our lives as credible prediction experts.
So we have to dig even deeper than we've done in the past as we ponder, think (and guess) who will walk away as winners at the 2019 Grammys, airing live Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.
The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month.
The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The event will broadcast later in 2019 on CBS.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories.
Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and are also listed as producers on their projects, earned nominations for the coveted album of the year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How some of the nominees reacted when they heard they were up for Grammy Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 10 in Los Angeles:
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.
A list of nominees in the top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday by The Recording Academy.
— Album of the year: "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B; "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile; "Scorpion," Drake; "H.E.R.,"H.E.R.; "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone; "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae; "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves; "Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By," Kendrick Lamar.
Monae: ‘I feel like I’m a part of something huge’
CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, author Dave Eggers and actress and singer Janelle Monae are will be among the speakers at the second Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.
The summit is Sunday and Monday. It brings together young leaders from the foundation's programs, including Obama Foundation Fellows, Africa Leaders and the Global Girls Alliance. They'll discuss how people can bring about positive change in their communities and around the world.
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Powerful and influential women from all walks of life smiled and hugged at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Monday, but the devastating wildfires on the other side of the country were on a lot of minds.
Actress Alicia Silverstone had first-hand knowledge of how devastating the fires are. "I know a lot of people who were affected and evacuated and some are still holding ground and not leaving. It's really bad," she said.
Chrissy Teigen: ‘It just sucks that we had to prove ourselves’
NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae doesn't remember the first album she owned as a child, but the first one she spent her hard-earned money on? "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Childish Gambino has canceled his Saturday appearance at the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans because of a foot injury he suffered last month.
News outlets report Gambino's 9:45 p.m. slot has been filled by rapper Travis Scott.
Gambino, whose real name is Donald Glover, injured his foot during a concert in Dallas.
NEW YORK (AP) — After he burns down the house during his current concert tour, singer David Byrne ends each show on a serious note with a song that calls attention to minority victims of violence.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys and other awards shows, worked with the Obama administration on a concert honoring women at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama laid down one rule.
"You aren't doing a tribute to women in my house without Aretha Franklin," Ehrlich recalls Obama telling him.
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival.
The event will take place on Sept. 29 on the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park. Janelle Monae and Cardi B, who gave birth in July, will also perform.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness will host the festival, which calls on world leaders to achieve the United Nations' sustainable development goals and end extreme poverty by 2030.
NEW YORK (AP) — J. Cole is set to perform at Sunday's BET Awards.
A person familiar with the awards show, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to discuss the plans publicly, tells The Associated Press on Friday that the rapper will perform at the show.
Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Migos, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, Miguel, 2 Chainz and H.E.R. are also performing. Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is set to host.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The speeches by the recipients of Essence magazine's 11th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards have a theme: We are here, and we will be seen.
"Black Panther" and "The Walking Dead" star Danai Gurira, "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Westworld" actress Tessa Thompson, Emmy-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe and comedian Tiffany Haddish were recognized by the magazine Thursday in Beverly Hills, California.
Janelle Monae’s new video part of ‘emotion picture’ featuring Tessa Thompson
NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae's trailer for her new album and film will get a boost when it airs in theaters ahead of "Black Panther" on Friday.
The teaser for "Dirty Computer," the Grammy-nominated singer's third solo album, will play in select theaters nationwide moments before the highly anticipated Marvel film plays.
Monae is calling the visual part of the project an "emotion picture" and "narrative film." The trailer will also be available Friday on YouTube.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janelle Monae is exploring the intersection between technology and surveillance in a new art installation she created in partnership with the women's website Refinery 29.