NEW MUSIC — Janelle Monae, ‘Simply Irresistible,’

In celebration of the Oscars, Janelle Monae takes a stab at Robert Palmer’s, ‘Simply Irresistible,’ which vibe and sound is right up her lane. She surely did not disappoint with her cover. The cover will be featured on the E!’s “Live From The Red Carpet” 2014 soundtrack.

She tweeted:

I had so much fuuuun reimagining this song for E’s #Oscars coverage #robertpalmer #simplyirresistible JAM

Take a listen below:

MMF Celebrates Black History in Music, Feb. 25

American Idol star, Jennifer Hudson, took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls at 79th Annual Academy Awards on February 25, 2007.

Hudson played Effie White in the movie and was a STAR from her opening scene. Her cover/extended version of Jennifer Holiday’s, ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ is unforgettable.

Post-Dreamgirls, Hudson went on to release 2 studio albums (Jennifer Hudson / I Remember Me), won a Grammy (plus other awards for acting/singing), and appeared in more movies such as: Sex & The City 2, The Secret Life of Bees, Black Nativity, and more. She starred as Winnie Mandela in the movie, Winnie, released in 2013. Her 3rd studio album is set to be released sometime this year and she’s released her first single of the project, ‘I Can’t Describe,’ featuring T.I.

Pharrell Nominated for an Oscar!

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Pharrell is nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars for his song, ‘Happy’, from the Despicable Me 2 Soundtrack. Other nominees include: ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ (Alone Yet Not Alone), ‘Ordinary Love’ (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) , ‘Let it Go’ (Frozen), and ‘The Moon Song’ (Her).

Listen below for Pharrell’s track:

http://soundcloud.com/la-musique-du-jour/pharrell-happy

Read more to see the spectacularly long ‘motion picture’ for ‘Happy.’

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