Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe is a true 21st-century musical phenomenon, earning widespread acclaim for her compelling cybersoul sound.  In 2010, Monáe released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III), a concept album sequel to her first EP.  The album, which reached Number 17 on Billboard charts, received acclaim from critics and gained a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.  A groundbreaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Monáe possesses an inventive style that melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary post-modern mash-up of soul, funk and rock ‘n’ roll.  Like Sly Stone, Prince and OutKast, Monáe proves that innovative music can jam, while simultaneously inventing new concepts and sounds.