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Old 10-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Here is Janelles new music video for Prime Time!
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:16 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Saw her at the Sydney Opera House last year for the Vivid light festival and it was awesome. Highly recommend seeing her live!
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:17 AM   #23 (permalink)
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She recently had to cancel a few concerts because of her doctor telling her to rest her vocal cords. I will probably make plans to see her when her next album comes out.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:06 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'll never forget her performance on David Letterman a few years ago with all her cool James Brown dancing moves. She even did the cape routine!

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Janelle Monae receives Variety Break Through Award












The Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards, which recognizes a select group of rising stars in entertainment and technology, will be held Jan. 9 at the Consumer Electronics Show.

With her retro-fresh pompadour-and-tux image and futuristic musical melange of R&B, funk, rap, punk and psychedelia, Janelle Monae cuts quite a startling figure in the contemporary music scene – as if James Brown, David Bowie, Fritz Lang and Salvador Dali had all collaborated in creating the perfect avant-garde artist for the era.

Channeling those muses and influences, the 28-year-old singer, songwriter and producer has released a small but potent body of work since her initial 2007 release, the grandly titled “Metropolis Suite 1 (The Chase).” That ambitious EP may have met with only modest commercial success (it peaked at No. 115 on the Billboard charts) but it introduced the world to a singular talent and won her the first of six Grammy noms.

“I’ve always been creating and performing – and not just music,” she says. “I paint, I draw, I write short stories. It’s part of my DNA.”

Monae’s innate creativity also afforded her an escape from her tough surroundings. “I grew up in the poorest part of Kansas City with working-class parents,” she says. “There was a lot of violence. I lost a lot of friends to gun violence. But it was a place that taught me how to turn nothing into something and how to rise above things and how to work hard.”

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After relocating to Atlanta in 2001, Monae met Outkast’s Big Boi and then founded the Wondaland Arts Society with like-minded artists before signing with Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Records in 2006. “I don’t think I had any big break — it’s all a journey,” says Monae, who released her debut studio album “The ArchAndroid” in 2010.
The concept album fared well, reaching No. 17 on the Billboard charts.

A guest appearance by Monae on the band Fun’s 2012 No. 1 hit “We Are Young,” the lead single for their second studio album, 2012’s “Some Nights,” further raised her profile.

Last year, Monae released “Electric Lady,” a sequel to “ArchAndroid” that again features Monae’s robotic alter-ego Cindy Mayweather.The first single, “Q.U.E.E.N.,” features Erykah Badu, a frequent collaborator.

Another frequent collaborator is Prince, with whom Monae is preparing a show. “He’s one of my heroes,” says Monae, who’s already working on new music for 2017.

“It’s changing so fast,” she says.”That’s inspiring, as I don’t know what’s coming next with my music either.”



Variety’s 2014 Music Breakthrough Winner: Janelle Monae | Variety
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I'm starting to see her around a lot now.. I dig her stuff
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Huge talent, crazy beautiful. Not the type of music I usually listen to at all but I love her stuff. I have made everyone I know watch that letterman dance apocalyptic clip.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:31 PM   #30 (permalink)
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^ Yea I have a girl crush on her lol



I like that she is beautiful but she cares about making artistic music and does not use her looks or body to sell records.

She is a good role model for young girls.

She teaches young girls and young women that you do not have to display your body or wear skimpy clothes in order to be beautiful or sexy.

Like Prince said... You do not need to be electric to be like Janelle Monae you just need to keep your dignity.
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