Record Label: Bad Boy Entertainment
A ground-breaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Janelle Monáe's inventive style melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk, and rock ‘n' roll. The GRAMMY nominated singer will be releasing her widely anticipated full length debut album"The ArchAndroid" on May 18th. "The ArchAndroid" followsMonáe's two acclaimed EPs, 2008's "METROPOLIS: THE CHASE SUITE (SPECIAL EDITION)" and "METROPOLIS: SUITE I OF IV," both of which received extensive critical praise upon their initial releases. Two songs from the upcoming album entitled "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi) and "Cold War" are now available for purchase exclusively via www.janellemonae.com. In support of the upcoming release Monáe, who has developed a reputation for her incredibly dynamic live shows, will be doing a series of exclusive residencies in a number of cities across North Americaandjoin this summer's much anticipated 2010 Lilith Tour for select dates.
"What I love about Janelle is that she has a magical ability to bring folks together." -Big Boi
"Ms. Monáe is one of the enchanting voices of our generation. She's a living, singing babydoll. Darling...just darling. Ha. - Outkast's Andre "3000" Benjamin
"She is so smart." - Prince
"Janelle Monáe is one of the most important signings of my career. She is a true visionary, with an original sound and mesmerizing presence. I can't wait to watch the future unfold for Janelle." - Sean "Diddy" Combs