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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe



Janelle Monáe Robinson (/əˈnɛl mˈn/;[9] born December 1, 1985)[10] is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model. She is signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After her first unofficial studio album, The Audition, she publicly debuted with a conceptual EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.[11]

In 2010, Monáe released her critically acclaimed first full-length studio album The ArchAndroid, a concept album sequel to her first EP. It was released by Bad Boy Records and reached the number 17 spot on the Billboard 200.[12][13] In March 2012, "We Are Young" by fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest vocalist, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, her first appearance in the chart. In August 2012, Monáe became a CoverGirl spokeswoman. On September 10, 2013, she released her second studio album, The Electric Lady, to critical acclaim. In 2016, she had major roles in two feature films, Hidden Figures and Moonlight, for which she received widespread praise.

Her upcoming third studio album Dirty Computer will be released on April 27, 2018,[14][15][16] preceded by its first two singles "Django Jane" and "Make Me Feel".[16] Monáe's music has garnered her six Grammy Award nominations.



Dirty Computer
Dirty Computer is the third studio album by American singer Janelle Monáe, set to be released on April 27, 2018 by Wondaland Arts Society, Epic Records and Sony Music.
Pynk is an album by musical artist Janelle Monáe, released on April 10, 2018.
Pynk is a song by musical artist Janelle Monáe, released on April 10, 2018.
Make Me Feel
Make Me Feel is a song by musical artist Janelle Monáe, released on February 22, 2018.

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Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. LEYA, Janelle Monae, Chris Carter, and More
  –  April 13, 2018
Another gem from the new album by former Throbbing Gristle keyboardist and current member of Carter Tutti Void. On "Moon Two," Carter is in deep space-out mode, conjuring a vast, chilling starscape that is pure escapism, but sans any of the corniness that ...
Janelle Monáe's Gorgeous New Music Video Is a Vibrant Ode to Your Vagina
  –  April 13, 2018
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. We're starting to think there's nothing Janelle Monáe can't do. The Oscar-nominated actress/singer/songwriter/visionary (the list goes on) just dropped the rose-hued video for her ...
Janelle Monae - PYNK ft. Grimes Video
  –  April 13, 2018
Very rarely is feminism expressed within pop music in such an explicit form, but if anyone was going to do it we're glad it was Janelle Monae with her new single and video 'Pynk', featuring electronic artist Grimes. The first thing you're going to notice ...
Janelle Monáe Wears Vagina Pants In Her New Video And TBH We Want Some
  –  April 13, 2018
There are girl power anthems and there are girl power anthems, you know? Well Janelle Monáe is here with her new song, “PYNK” — a wildly unsubtle and amazing ode to everything female. This ain’t your mama’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” okay?
Janelle Monáe's Music Video For 'PYNK' Caused Michaela Coel To 'Lose Focus' Of Her Entire Day
  –  April 12, 2018
Janelle Monáe turned the world pink when she released the music video for her new single, "PYNK" on Tuesday. The video had everyone in shambles and the love was palpable. However, we think the queen of stanning award goes to... Michaela Coel. According to ...
How Janelle Monáe’s “PYNK” Vagina Pants Were Made
  –  April 12, 2018
As she recalled, “I’m pretty sure Janelle and all of our first words were something along the lines of, ‘Oh my god yessss!’ ” The stylist pointed out that every one of the pants worn by the dancers are unique shapes and sizes. “Duran chose ...
Janelle Monae’s stylist praises singer’s fearless fashion sense
  –  April 12, 2018
Janelle Monae’s stylist has praised the singer for taking risks when it comes to her clothes. Later in the video, 32-year-old Janelle wears a pair of white Y fronts with the words Sex Cells across the front, and pubic hair sprouting out the side.
Janelle Monae's 'Pynk' is the female call to arms we need now
  –  April 12, 2018
Elizabeth Wellington is the fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She covers celebrity style, pop-culture and the burgeoning local designer scene. In Janelle Monáe’s all-girl world, the great outdoors are stained pink. Ladies check into ...
Listen: Janelle Monáe – PYNK | Music Video
  –  April 12, 2018
With a new album on the horizon, Janelle Monáe has been busy as of late. After dropping off two infectious new tracks a couple of weeks ago, today Janelle Monáe is back with another new one. This time around the songstress serves up “PYNK” along with ...
Nobody loves Janelle Monáe like Michaela Coel
  –  April 12, 2018
Earlier this week Janelle Monáe shared the beautiful and surreal video for new song "Pynk." It's a visual that sent fans wild, not least because actress Tessa Thompson pops up between a pair of Monáe's vagina trousers. Chief among the fans who lost it ...
Janelle Monáe's 'PYNK' Music Video Is A Celebration Of Women
  –  April 12, 2018
Janelle Monáe's new video is a beautiful celebration of self-love and sexuality. CBS News 7:02 45 mins ago
Janelle Monae’s New ‘Pynk’ Video Is About Exactly What You Think It’s About
  –  April 12, 2018
It’s been a minute for both Janelle Monáe and Grimes since they’ve released new albums: Grimes dropped Art Angels in 2015, while Monae’s latest, The Electric Lady, came out back in 2013. The pair previously collaborated on the Art Angels track ...
Janelle Monae's "PYNK" Video Teaches an Accurate Lesson on Vagina Anatomy
  –  April 11, 2018
There are many innuendos to the female form in Janelle Monae’s vibrant new video for “PYNK,” but none are quite as explicit as the artist’s artfully rosy “vagina pants.” Ruffled and, well, pink, Monae’s trousers turn her bottom half into the ...
Janelle Monae Celebrates Female Empowerment With New Track “PYNK”
  –  April 11, 2018
Janelle Monae is gearing up for her long-awaited third studio album Dirty Computer. Two singles have already been released: “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” and for her third release, Monae pushed for female empowerment not only with themselves ...
Janelle Monáe celebrates the female anatomy in ‘Pynk’ music video
  –  April 11, 2018
Janelle Monáe dropped the music video for her latest single “Pynk,” an anthem that celebrates womanhood of all types. The video features Monáe and her backup dancers wearing labia pants that represent the female anatomy. “Pink like the inside of ...
Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson are here to remind you that not all women have vaginas
  –  April 11, 2018
The video is laden with innuendo and yonic visuals, including a moment where Thompson literally emerges from between Monáe’s legs, which are clad in vulva-esque pants. But for all the celebration of vaginas, both Monáe and Thompson have, in promoting ...
Tessa Thompson Sent a Reminder About Who Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" Celebrates
  –  April 11, 2018
Janelle Monáe dropped a new song and music video this week, and if you've seen it, you might have noticed something: there are a lot of vaginas. Janelle and her crew don labia pants, while the lyrics drip with both subtle and overt references to the ...
Lesbian Twitter ™ Lost Its Mind Over Janelle Monáe’s “Pynk” Video
  –  April 11, 2018
Wow. Imma need a cold shower after watching that video. That might be the most erotic music vid I've seen in…. ever. — Head Full Of Clouds (@OrsettiTeal) April 10, 2018 Some fans believe the video, which sees Monáe strutting her stuff in bright pink ...
Hell, Yes, Janelle Monáe Is Pro-Pubic Hair in Her New 'PYNK' Video
  –  April 11, 2018
You can go ahead and call off the search for your next earworm, because we've got it: It's Janelle Monáe's new, empowering anthem, "PYNK," which features singer Grimes. On Tuesday, she dropped a video to accompany it, and it's basically a ladies-only ...
Janelle Monáe's 'vagina pants' look like the real deal
  –  April 11, 2018
On Tuesday, she released the music video for the track, and it's basically an ode to female genitalia. Clips of blush-toned oysters, booty bounces, and pussy cats flash across the screen — and yes, Monáe even steps out in a pair of vagina pants.
Janelle Monáe Shows Off Pubic Hair in New "PYNK" Music Video
  –  April 11, 2018
On Monday, Janelle Monáe pretty much set the Internet ablaze with the music video for "PYNK," a single off her upcoming album, Dirty Computer, which will be released April 27. “PYNK is a brash celebration of creation. self love. sexuality. and pussy ...
Janelle Monáe is entering a new phase of her career — again
  –  April 11, 2018
Janelle Monáe is an actress, activist, and musician, with a gift for reinvention. Monáe has done — and has been — many things over the course of her career, and now she’s about to enter the next phase.
Watch Janelle Monae's Stunning New Video, "Pynk," Featuring Grimes and Tessa Thompson
  –  April 11, 2018
Earlier this February, super-star musician Janelle Monae announced the release of her forthcoming new album, Dirty Computer, due out on April 27 via Atlantic Records. Set to be an “emotion picture” consisting of an album and subsequent film, the album ...
Janelle Monae Explores Lady Parts in 'PYNK' Music Video Starring Tessa Thompson
  –  April 11, 2018
The Emma Westenberg-directed clip features the songstress and her friends traveling through a desert before showcasing their dance moves in pants emulating female body parts. Janelle Monae continues promoting feminism through her music videos. Ahead of the ...
Janelle Monae Goes ‘Pynk’
  –  April 11, 2018
Gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated third album, Dirty Computer, multi-talented artist Janelle Monae celebrates women in the music video for her Grimes-assisted anthem “PYNK.” In the powerful clip, directed Emma Westenberg, the singer ...
Janelle Monae & Tessa Thompson Celebrate Their Womanhood in Bold New Pynk Video
  –  April 11, 2018
Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson pay homage to the female anatomy in the racy new video for Monaes new single, Pynk. The song features Canadian musicianGrimesand is from Monaes new record, Dirty Computer, due to drop on April 27. The suggestive video opens ...
Janelle Monaé flaunts vagina-themed pants in ‘PYNK’ music video
  –  April 11, 2018
It gets better: At one point in the video, Tessa Thompson peaks out between Monae’s pink, ruffly legs. The shot boosted speculation that Monáe and the actress are dating. The world: I mean we don't KNOW that Janelle and/or Tessa are queer and/or together.


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