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Janelle MonáE Won't Dress Sexily

Janelle Monáe doesn't want to dress sexily. The 'Tightrope' singer feels her voice should be the main focus of people's attention when they are watching her perform, rather than her body. She said: ''There are...

Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-up 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing...

Is Mariah Carey The Modern Day Jessica Rabbit?

The 2014 BET Awards, honoring Aretha Franklin, Motown founder Berry Gordy, the late Nelson Mandela and others for their achievements, were taped on February 8th at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. The award show...

Sir Paul Mccartney Parties With Wife

Sir Paul McCartney only had eyes for his wife Nancy Shevell at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party.The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, were among the 500 guests at the US first lady's star-studded...

Brit Awards 2014 Nominations: Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental Emerge On Top

The nominees have been announced for this year's Brit Awards, which will be presented live in a ceremony on ITV on the 19th February. The annual awards celebrate the year's biggest British music stars, in...

Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

Eminem Demands $2 Million For Super Bowl Gig?

Eminem reportedly demanded $2 million to perform at the Super Bowl.The 'Monster' rapper - real name Marshall Bruce Mathers - is believed to have been asked to play a concert at the NFL Owners Party...

Backstreet Boys And Sheryl Crow Perform For U.s. President At Christmas Gig

The Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae helped U.S. President Barack Obama and his family celebrate the holidays on Sunday (15Dec13) by performing at a festive concert hosted by Hugh Jackman.The I Want It...

Esperanza Spalding Joins Forces With Stevie Wonder To Call For Guantanamo Bay Closure

Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding has recruited Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte and Janelle Monae for her provocative new music video, in which she calls on U.S. government officials to shut down infamous detention camp Guantanamo Bay.The...

Tamar Braxton A Triple Winner At 2013 Soul Train Awards

It was ladies night at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Friday (08Nov13) as Tamar Braxton and Janelle Monae took home top prizes.Braxton was named Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and she also picked...

Ed Norton Gets Help From Alec Baldwin And Miley Cyrus During Opening 'Snl' Monologue

Ed Norton isn't exactly known for his comedic chops, so when he appeared as host on this week's Saturday Night Live - the first time he has hosted the long-running show - he was happy...

Edward Norton Does A Surprisingly Good Job Hosting Halloween-themed Snl

This week’s SNL was not just the Halloween episode – which is usually more treat than trick – but also Edward Norton’s very first time hosting the sketch comedy show. Despite Norton’s lack of any...

Janelle Monae Discovered Her Superpowers On New Album

Janelle Monae new album 'The Electric Lady' is about a ''superhero'' she has devised.The 'Tightrope' singer claims she had been inspired by ''strong'' women such as US First Lady Michelle Obama when recording the follow-up...

Janelle MonáE "Genuinely Inspired" By 'Electric Lady' On Latest Album

Singer Janelle Monáe has dropped her sophomore album, Electric Lady, following on from 2010's debut The ArchAndroid. The 27 year-old, who has become famous for her distinctive glamorous tuxedo style, has carved out a musical...

Justin Timberlake & Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Are The Toasts Of The Night: Mtv Vmas Full Winners List

Sunday (25 August) night saw the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York taken over by the biggest names in pop for one night only, as the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards took the recently-completed...

Janelle Monae Shocked By White House Regular Status

Janelle Monae still can't believe she has become a White House favourite after headlining four galas for U.S. leader President Barack Obama.The Tightrope singer performed at Obama's inauguration earlier this year (13) and reveals that...

Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?

Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator...

Q.u.e.e.n. – A Righteous Collaboration Between Janelle Monae And Erykah Badu

Janelle Monae releases her new album The Electric Lady soon and the first single to be taken from it is Q.U.E.E.N. - a pretty righteous collaboration between Janelle and Erykah Badu.On her Twitter page, Janelle...

Janelle Monae Refuses To Flash Flesh To Be Sexy

Singer Janelle Monae adopted her signature suit and tie look to set a good example for young female fans, declaring, "Showing skin is not what makes me sexy."The R&B star, who is known for her...

Janelle Monae In Control, And Why The Grammy Awards 2013 Have A 'Significant Meaning' For Her

Janelle Monae's career has skyrocketed over the past few years, leading to her being nominated for three Grammys in 2011 for Best R&B album and also for her collaboration with Big Boi. This year another...

Katy Perry Had Best Night At Inaugural Ball

Katy Perry claims President Barack Obama's inaugural ball was the best party she's ever been to. The 'Firework' singer and her boyfriend John Mayer were among a number of stars - including Kerry Washington, Alicia...

Grammy Nominations 2013: Who Will Win? Who Should Win?

The nominations for the 55th Grammy Award Nominations in 2013 have officially been announced by the award's organisers. Here’s a run down of some of the main awards, and our tips for Grammy's Glory.Album Of...

Carly Rae Jepsen Stunned By Vma Nomination

Carly Rae Jepsen thinks her VMA nomination is ''crazy''.The 'Call Me Maybe' singer is stunned at how much her life has changed since her sudden rise to fame and says discovering she was up for...

Latitude Festival To Go Ahead Says Organiser Despite Wet Weather Warnings

The main organiser of Suffolk's Latitude Festival has promised that there will be 'absolutely no cancellation' despite the wet weather warnings over Friday and Saturday.Though Thursday looks to remain dry all day, Friday sees heavy...

Gary Barlow Tops Singles Charts With Jubilee Song

Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band have taken the top spot in the UK charts this week, with 'Sing.' The track was written and recorded for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and was accompanied by a...

Barack Obama Requests Song During Janelle Monae's White House Show

Janelle Monae was astonished when U.S. President Barack Obama asked her to perform his favourite track during her show at a White House state dinner this week (beg10Oct11).The R&B star was invited to entertain 220...

Gwyneth Paltrow To Join Kid Rock On Atlantic Records?

Gwyneth Paltrow may be joining the likes of Kid Rock, Janelle Monae and James Blunt by signing with Atlantic Records.Gwyneth Paltrow, the American actress who has reportedly been in negotiations with a number of record...

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