Janelle Monae

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Right after hosting her star studded album release party at Pier 84 in NYC Janelle stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to perform her new single “Dance Apocalyptic,” giving the crowed a amazing performance the only way Janelle Monae could leading up to her dancing on Letterman’s desk.

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Janelle Monáe’s new epic album, The Electric Lady, is now available for pre-order. As she says herself, it’s an “emotion picture” about her hometown of Kansas City only it’s “Kansas City in the future like a surreal Parliament album with lyrics by Octavia Butler and album art by Salvador Dali.” In this electrifying chapter, also known as Suite IV and V, Cindi Mayweather—the android superhero, otherwise known as The ArchAndroid— continues to fight for truth, justice and freedom in the futuristic city of Metropolis.  Throughout this momentous affair, Ms. Monáe is clearly aware that she who jams the hardest controls the people: and songs such as “Q.U.E.E.N.,” “Electric Lady,” “We Were Rock & Roll,” “Dance Apocalyptic,” and “Givin Em What They Love” (featuring none other than Prince!) continue her innovative assault on dance floors and ear buds worldwide. Meanwhile songs such as “Primetime,” “Victory,” “Can’t Live Without Your Love,” and “What an Experience” find Ms. Monáe in new sensual, loving territory: mining her own personal amorous experiences, while also conveying the love, heartbreak and passionate side of androids everywhere. Guest stars include, Erykah Badu, Miguel, Solange, Esperanza Spalding and the aforementioned Prince. The emotion picture will be released, next Tuesday, September 10th.

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The Electric Lady herself Janelle Monae adds Vibe Vixen to her latest magazine covers, with her sophomore album “The Eclectic Lady” hitting stores September 10th with guest appearances including Prince, Esperanza Spalding, Miquel, and Solange, Janelle continues the story of Cindi Mayweather, the android heroine of her first EP Metropolis. In this new interview Janelle answers fans questions about making an all rap album, what inspired her change in looks for her latest video Dance Apocalyptic Janelle even talked children. Check out the pictures below.

On all rap album

“I’m flattered that people wonder that,” she says, smiling. “I love rap music, and I love hip-hop. I use rap as a way to communicate [and tell a story]. Yes, I will keep that in my thoughts.”

On her new look

“I was inspired to create a female rock star. I think an electric lady isn’t to be marginalized. As the narrator and creator of these characters, I have lived by not making myself a slave to my own interpretations of who I am or a slave to your interpretations or anybody’s interpretations of who I am.”

Janelle On Children

“When the time is right, everything is about timing. But, right now I’m giving birth to this album.”

On Being a Cover Girl

I feel privileged to stand alongside strong women like Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, Sophia Vergara, and Queen Latifah. We come in many shapes and sizes, colors. CoverGirl inspires young girls to dream big and say ‘I can be a CoverGirl too.’”

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Janelle Monae continues to surprise with her music when she released this new track titled “Prime Time” featuring Miguel one of the many tracks that will be included on her new album The Electric Lady, due out September 10th. Besides Miguel Janelle has also collaborated with Prince, Solange, Erykah Badu, and Esperanza Spalding.

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Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe has announced plans for her upcoming North American headline tour. The dates – which celebrate the acclaimed artist’s eagerly anticipated new album, “THE ELECTRIC LADY” kick off October 13th at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory and then continue through late November  Additional dates extending into 2014 will be announced soon. Ticket sales begin at most venues on Friday, August 23rd.

“THE ELECTRIC LADY” is set to arrive on September 10th.  Just moments go, Ms. Monáe reveals her new single “Primetime (Feat. Miguel).” “Primetime” follows hot on the heels of the already available hit singles, “Q.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)” and “Dance Apocalyptic,” check out the tour dates below.

OCTOBER

13           Philadelphia, PA                              Electric Factory

14           Washington, DC                               Lincoln Theatre

16           Boston, MA                                        House of Blues

18           Montreal, QC                                     Olympia Theatre

19           Toronto, ON                                      Kool Haus

21           Chicago, IL                                         Vic Theatre

22           Minneapolis, MN                             Skyway Theater

24           Englewood, CO                                Gothic Theatre

25           Salt Lake City, UT                            In The Venue

29           Portland, OR                                     Roseland Theater

30           Seattle, WA                                        Showbox SoDo

 

NOVEMBER

1             San Francisco, CA                            Warfield Theatre

2             Los Angeles, CA                                Club Nokia @ L.A. Live

5             Anaheim, CA                                      House of Blues

6             San Diego, CA                                    House of Blues

7             Phoenix, AZ                                       The Crescent Ballroom

9             Dallas, TX                                           House of Blues

12           Austin, TX                                           Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater

13           Houston, TX                                      House of Blues

15           Kansas City, MO                               Uptown Theater

17           Nashville, TN                                    Ryman Auditorium

19           Raleigh, NC                                         The Ritz              

20           Charlotte, NC                                     The Fillmore Charlotte

22           Orlando, FL                                        Hard Rock Live

23           Miami Beach, FL                              Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre

26           Atlanta, GA                                         The Tabernacle

 

Additional Dates To Be Announced Soon

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Just a few seconds ago Janelle Monae revealed a new album cover to her upcoming sophomore album The Electric Lady arriving in stores September 10th. With the Album now on pre-order Janelle has given a back story on both covers on her official tumblr which you can read here. Check out the official cover above and the illustration video made by Sam Spratt

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Janelle Monae came back strong this year when she released her new single Q.U.E.E.N featuring Erykah Badu then she let her hair down in her follow up single Dance Apocalyptic. Now today the Theatrical singer has revealed the official cover art to her sophomore album “The Electric Lady,”  the new album will be released on September 10,will be put out as  a 2-disc set. Check out the official album cover and the tracklisting below which will have guest features from Solange, Miguel, Prince and more.

Disc 1:
01. Suite IV Electric Overture
02. Givin Em What They Love (Feat. Prince)
03. Q.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)
04. Electric Lady (Feat. Solange)
05. Good Morning Midnight (interlude)
06. PrimeTime (Feat. Miguel)
07. We Were Rock & Roll
08. The Chrome Shoppe (interlude)
09. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look Into My Eyes

Disc 2:
12. Suite V Electric Overture
13. It’s Code
14. Ghetto Woman
15. Our Favorite Fugitive (interlude)
16. Victory
17. Can’t Live Without Your Love
18. Sally Ride
19. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (Feat. Esperanza Spalding)
20. What An Experience