Janelle Monáe

Aug
9
Janelle Monáe Unveils Cover, Tracklisting for ‘The Electric Lady’

The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe won over critics and fans with her debut The ArchAndroid and now she’s ready to embark on the next chapter of her career with The Electric Lady. The CoverGirl spokeswoman has revealed the cover art and tracklisting for her sophomore album.

Due September 10, the 19-track set features collaborations with Prince (“Givin Em What They Love”), Erykah Badu (“Q.U.E.E.N.”), Solange (“Electric Lady”), Miguel (“PrimeTime”), and Esperanza Spalding (“Dorothy Dandridge Eyes”).

The ArchAndroid focused on self-realization: realizing your superpower and the things that you’re capable of doing,” she told BUST magazine of her 2010 album. “With The Electric Lady, we’re talking about self-actualization: being the change you want to see. It’s also more personal, more revealing. The new album deals with a new breed of women…strong, bold women who are taking their stands and not being marginalized.”

The two-disc deluxe edition, available exclusively at Target, adds four songs including “HYTB,” the Jackson 5 cover “I Want You Back,” and remixes to “Q.U.E.E.N.” and “The Electric Lady.”

See the tracklisting below.

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Jul
2
Video: Janelle Monáe – ‘Dance Apocalyptic’

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe rocks the TV airwaves in the fun and feel-good video for her new single “Dance Apocalyptic.” The spunky singer trades her updo for long hair as she jams with her all-female band on an “American Bandstand”-type show.

The song will appear on Janelle’s sophomore album The Electric Lady, due September 10. The eclectic project is set to feature Prince, Miguel, and Erykah Badu.

Feel Janelle’s energy through your computer screen.

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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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