Janelle Monáe Electrifies on ‘Today’ Show

Janelle Monáe

New York City got a wake-up call from Janelle Monáe, who brought her magnetic energy to the “Today” Concert Series on Thursday. The spunky singer delivered an electrifying performance of her single “Dance Apocalyptic” in Rockefeller Plaza as her fans danced and sang along.

“I am the electric lady and I am your morning coffee,” said Janelle before bursting into her funky jam.

Her album The Electric Lady is expected to sell 45-50,000 copies in its first week. “I wanted to focus on creating a new breed, a new 21st century woman someone who is not defined by her skin color or hair texture but by what she does for the community, how she goes into the community and nurtures the next generation,” she said.

Watch the Electric Lady rock the outdoor stage.

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  1. Sarah

    This is wonderful!

    I love this album. She has really created a masterpiece.

    I can wait till she performs all of the other songs on the album. It’s got so many moving songs.


  2. d

    she needs to
    1. come out of the closet or…..
    2. change her fuckin hairstyle/style or….
    3. go away

    shes talented but her basic ass self over rules it. i get she is a feminist or whatever but girl at least get a bob or something u look like shit (and that hair aint changed since u stepped on the scene)


    ew Reply:

    @d, im a guy and she’s sexy to me. so fuck what a fat female blogger says.


    Raj Reply:

    @d, So basically she needs to conform and look like every other bitch or the planet or at least do what you want her to do? LMFAO, bitch please!


    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @Raj, Thank you. Monae is fuckin flawless. Let these basics stay pressed.


    cooliej Reply:


    STFU. She’s perfect the way she is.


  3. Morgan

    I’m not generally a person to get all “hype” over first week sales, as many stans use those for shits and giggles on social media. HOWEVER, really? This album is phenomenal and I can’t help but feel like she deserved so much more. Hopefully they will pick up, or at least remain consistent, and more people will become exposed to this body of work.


    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @Morgan, I’m hoping the same thing. Maybe with this tour…she’ll be able to get some more sales and what not. I would hate to see her pulling a Cici move and end up on Groupon.com (no shade intended tho, LOL)


    Kyle Reply:

    @Morgan, I disagree. 45-50K is actually a lot more than I thought she would sell. It will at least land her inside the top 10 I think which is amazing. Her first album didn’t even move 20K in its first week I think so this is definitely an improvement. I wish


  4. Realistically

    I really hope it’s not that time of the month, because that all white ensemble would be completely ruined.


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  6. maria kline

    She use to preform for us when she was 11 on up until of hometown Kansas. Go job sister girl keep grinding for talent come from Kansas also look at her.


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