How do you top an impromptu birthday party in J. Cole‘s adopted hometown? Bring an Electric Lady and all her friends to the BX for a night of retro soul. Janelle Monáe headlined Night 2 of VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz, live from Lehman College in the Bronx. Between being rolled out in a straightjacket and body surfing over her collection of screaming fans, the undersized R&B innovator more than exceeded our expectations.
Who’s the next artist to rock VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz? Game day might turn into pay day for the region hosting the Super Bowl, and one of music’s prolific legends passes away.
J. Cole kicked off VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz with a bang Monday night in Queens. The hip hop star was the first to perform in VH1′s epic six night concert series taking place throughout New York and New Jersey. The next artist on our line-up is R&B star, Janelle Monáe who is prepped to take the Bronx by storm Tuesday night.
We’re less than two weeks away from VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz, our six night live music event taking place all across New York and New Jersey. J. Cole is kicking the week off on Monday, January 27th in Queens and Gavin DeGraw will close out week’s festivities in New Jersey on Super Bowl Saturday. Catch our pre-show every night at 10:50/9:50C on SuperBowl.VH1.com and in the VH1 App and watch the shows live every night at 11/10C on VH1, VH1.com and in the VH1 App.
Keep reading for our full line-up and find out how you can score a pair of free tickets today to see Janelle Monáe live!
You’re probably ready for some football, but are you ready for VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz? We sure hope so, because we’re about to dropkick six nights of awesome live music your way! The starting lineup has finally been announced, and you’re in for one heck of a tail-gating party leading up to the big game. Kick off takes place on Monday, January 27th with J.Cole in Queens, followed by Janelle Monáe playing the Bronx, Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn, TLC in Manhattan, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island, and Gavin DeGraw in New Jersey on Super Bowl Saturday.
Edward Norton might have been hosting Saturday Night Live, but last night Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center was invaded by an “Electric Lady.” Janelle Monáe was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and the soulful songstress dazzled the audience and danced her socks off with performances of “Dance Apocalyptic” and “Electric Lady.”
One name that you’re going to see a lot of on year-end Top 10 lists once December rolls around is Janelle Monáe, whose The Electric Lady: Suites IV And V is far and away one of the most rewarding listens of the year. In addition to her unquestioned musical prowess, Monáe is also one of the most stylish artists in the game, as you’ll see in the latest installment of VH1′s ongoing Music Seen series. Our ace photog Lauren Weissler spent a recent day trailing the Q.U.E.E.N. as she made the rounds at VH1 headquarters, including a visit with VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer. Enjoy!
[Photo Credit: VH1/Lauren Weissler]