Janelle Monáe

Jul
1
Sneak Peek: Janelle Monáe – ‘Dance Apocalyptic’

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe lets her hair down in a second teaser for her new single “Dance Apocalyptic.” The Wondaland Arts Society singer rocks long locks as she jams with her all-female band in the 30-second clip, which aired on “106 & Park.”

The full video will premiere tomorrow, while the song can be found on her upcoming album The Electric Lady, due September 10.

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Jun
30
Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu Perform at BET Awards

Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe closed out the BET Awards with a bang. The singer graced the stage in stilettos to perform “Q.U.E.E.N.” at Sunday’s show. She was joined by an Afro-sporting Erykah Badu, who walked on stage with a poodle to duet on their empowering anthem.

Janelle’s new album The Electric Lady is due September 10.

See the ladies funky and fabulous set below.

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Jun
28
New Music: Janelle Monáe – ‘Dance Apocalyptic’

Dance Apocalyptic

Janelle Monáe follows up her Erykah Badu collaboration “Q.U.E.E.N.” with her new single “Dance Apocalyptic.” The catchy jam will appear on her upcoming album The Electric Lady, due September 10.

She will perform at the BET Awards on Sunday, while the video is set to premiere on July 2.

Watch a video teaser and listen to the full song below.

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Jun
7
Janelle Monáe Taps Prince, Miguel for ‘The Electric Lady’

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe brought the funk with her “Q.U.E.E.N.” collaboration with Erykah Badu, but that’s not the only superstar guest on her sophomore album. The Wondaland Arts Society leader also holds court with Prince and Miguel on The Electric Lady.

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May
21
New Music: Goodie Mob f/ Janelle Monáe – ‘Special Education’

Goodie Mob

Goodie Mob celebrates individuality on “Special Education,” their funky collaboration with Janelle Monáe. CeeLo and the gang craft witty verses over the industrial beat, while Janelle sings the melodic hook (“Don’t you wanna be special?”). The Atlanta group’s new album Age Against the Machine is due August 27 and a new CeeLo album is also on the way.

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May
2
Janelle Monáe Breaks Into Dance Frenzy on ’106 & Park’

Janelle Monáe

After premiering her music video for “Q.U.E.E.N.” on “106 & Park,” Janelle Monáe brought the visuals to life on air. She kicked off her stilletos and danced barefoot in her black-and-white suit to her Erykah Badu-assisted single, making her way from the couch into the audience to dance with her bow tie-wearing fans. Even Bow Wow got in on the fun.

“I just love performing. I love being an artist. I don’t take one day for granted,” said Janelle, who has done similar performances for the First Family.

“We party like this at the White House, honestly. There are pictures of me on Valerie Jarrett’s table just acting out,” she said.

Expect more funky jams like “Q.U.E.E.N.” on Janelle’s upcoming album The Electric Lady, due this summer. “Ya’ll will be able to understand me a little more,” she said. “I just love raw energy, honest, unpredictable.”

Watch Janelle’s impromptu dance party below.

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May
1
Video: Janelle Monáe f/ Erykah Badu – ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’

Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe jams with her best friend Erykah Badu in the funky fresh video for “Q.U.E.E.N.,” directed by Alan Ferguson. The rebellious ladies bring their collaboration to life in a living museum exhibit known as “Project Q.U.E.E.N.”

Janelle trades her tuxedo for a black-and-white dress, Givenchy heels, and tights, while her accomplice Badoula Oblongata walks a poodle and models avant-garde looks.

“I just love her. We call each other twins. I talk to her on the phone at least three or four times a week,” Janelle said of her BFF. “It was really inspired by our private conversation, dialogue that she and I have and continue to have. … She’s a strong woman, she’s an electric lady, she’s somebody that I look up to.”

The female anthem will appear on Janelle’s upcoming album The Electric Lady, due this summer.

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