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Janelle Monae Named Billboard’s ‘Rising Star’



Janelle Monáe has been named Billboard’s Rising Star.

The singer will be honored with an award at the 2013 Billboard Women in Music event, to be held on December 10  in New York.

This prestigious honor coincides with the release of her second album, The Electric Lady, which bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

“Being recognized for your hard work and passion is always humbling and encouraging. I feel honored Billboard has taken note of my journey in the music industry thus far,” Monáe says. “I hope by receiving this award I’m encouraging aspiring acts to stay true to their own artistic visions and never give up.”

Monae’s career took off after she nominated for a Grammy for the song, “Cold War,” from her 2010 debut album, ArchAndroid.


Janelle Monae “Primetime” Ft. Miguel [Music Video]


Janelle Monae and Miguel make beautiful music together in the video for “Primetime.”  The pair’s chemistry is so genuine and real; it’s unlike any present-day duet.

The song is from Monae’s second studio album, The Electric Lady.

The Electric Lady is available on iTunes and wherever music is sold.

Janelle Monae Covers New Issue of ‘VIBE Vixen’


The Electric Lady, Janelle Monae covers the latest issue of VIBE Vixen.

Known for her unique style, Monae looks flawless, as she poses for a series of photos for the feature. The singer sat down with the publication to chat about her music career, relationships and future endeavors.

Monae’s latest effort, The Electric Lady, drops September 10. Expect to hear Monae collab wit Prince, Esperanza Spalding, Miquel, and Solange on this forthcoming EP.
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