Janelle Monáe Empowers at Nobel Peace Prize Concert [Video]

Janelle Monáe

“There was once a time when I didn’t feel empowered as a young African-American woman. So I wrote this song so that you, no matter what your color is, all women and young girls can find their power,” said Janelle Monáe before performing “Cold War” at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, earlier this month.

Dressed in her signature black-and-white tux, the Grammy-nominated singer also delivered her single “Tightrope” and a cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” before the prestigious female honorees. In addition, she joined Sugarland, David Gray, Jill Scott, Ellie Goulding, and more during the all-star finale of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up.”

“Cold War”

“Tightrope”

“I Want You Back”

“Move On Up”



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12 Comments

  1. Redchainsaw

    Dope!!

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  2. Fran

    Very powerful words and song.

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  3. tim

    now put some voodoo on it :) (ayotimotysocial.com)

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  4. Cleon

    Janelle MOnae has improved so much. She was already good but now she’s great. She’s free on the stage now. Her personality is shining through. Awesome performances.

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  5. Outspoken

    Her voice is amazing.

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  6. Iceman

    Suite IV is #1 on my Most Anticipated Albums for 2012!

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  7. Kyle

    I am crossing my fingers that we get a new album from Janelle Monae in 2012. “The Archandroid” was my favorite album of 2010. Her energy is simply amazing…it shines through so much in her performances.

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  8. Dustin

    This chick is a game changer for sure. Truly an artist of her generation. It’s a shame she can’t get some of the gaga shine cause she deserves it.

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    Sade Qui Reply:

    @Dustin, Ditto!

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  9. Jess

    Love this woman, so much talent and class.

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  10. Future Legend

    Great artist, she can have a big impact on music in the future..

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  11. hey

    Dope! she s geat. True artist. Amazing performance

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