Janelle Monae performed the original song ‘Power of Yet’ on the 45th season of ‘Sesame Street’, for a show that airs September 16th on PBS. Check out the singer with Bert, the Cookie Monster and more via YouTube below.
Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae performed in concert at The Pearl Theater at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night (June 16) during their Hooligans in Wondaland tour. Bruno is on tour in support of his debut album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’, while Janelle is supporting her debut disc ‘The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)’. Check out a photo of Janelle and a couple more images of Bruno below the cut. (more…)
Janelle Monae stopped by the Recording Academy headquarters in Santa Monica last month for their new series, “5 Questions With…” Before discussing her 2008 Grammy nod, the critics reaction to ‘The ArchAndroid’ album, and how her musical theater background has influenced her live performances, Janelle performed ‘Sincerely Jane’ and ‘Smile’.
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Janelle Monae is out with the music video for the ‘Tightrope’ (Wondamix) release, featuring B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco. ‘Tightrope’ is featured on the 24-year-old singer’s debut album ‘The ArchAndroid’, in stores now on Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Nylon TV spoke with Janelle Monae about Coco Chanel, drama and James Brown. “I don’t realize idolize too many people when it comes to style,” Monae says in the video. “But I do appreciate a very timeless look. Something that is transcendent, classic, like Katharine Hepburn. I like ‘Coco Before Chanel’. I could relate to her and why she chose to question where the women were just walking around in just big gowns, all looking the same.” Watch the video via YouTube below.
Janelle Monae appeared on KIIS FM’s New Music Show with DJ Skee in Los Angeles the other day. She talked about the sound of the new album, having the ability to see beauty in things others cannot, wanting to take her show to Prague, Paris and even outerspace, and not knowing how to categorize her music. “I like to this of this music as a motion picture for the mind,” Janelle said of ‘The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)’. “Also I think this music is very transformative. I’ve been transformed and realized a lot about myself. This album deals with self realization and bringing out the things that make me me.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Janelle Monae and Kellindo stopped by the Fingerprints music store in Long Beach, California on Sunday (June 20) to perform a couple songs and meet and greet fans. Watch an acoustic performance of ‘Tightrope’ via YouTube below.
Janelle Monae checked in with her Twitter followers (@JanelleMonae) early Saturday after an award winning evening in Los Angeles. The 24-year-old writes:
Received The Vanguard Award @ The ASCAP awards. Very thankful. Very honored. May next yr someone w/ even bigger ideas receive it.
@therealbigboi surprised me and flew in to present The Vanguard award. He’s a true friend.
And The Purple One surprised me and came to show support.
Was very blessed 2 have my Wondaland Arts Society Family sitting at the table w/me. Thankful WE could share a moment like that 2gether.
We have a lot more work to do. More songs to write. Mistakes to make, but we’re encouraged to continue on w/ the journey. The mission.
Check out a couple more pictures below the cut. (more…)
SB.TV caught up with Janelle Monae, who talked about working with Diddy and Bad Boy, her album ‘The ArchAndroid’, success, loving London, having supporters not fans, how she started out in the music industry, how her music is meant to unite and not divide, having genre-less music, loving Estelle and VV Brown, and and what influences her old school style. Watch it via YouTube below.
Listen to what the fans from Chicago, Minneapolis and New York City are saying about Janelle Monae in a new clip at her MySpace. Not surprisingly, they’re all pleased with the Kansas City indie pop artist. Watch it below.