Janelle Monae Lands Her First Movie Role

JANELLE MONAEL LANDS HER FIRST MOVIE ROLEJanelle Monae has landed her first acting role.

According to published reports, the 29-year old Yoga singer will be joining the cast of Moonlight, a Brad Pitt produced film based on Terrell McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

Naomie Harris, Andre Holland and Marshala Ali have also been cast in the coming of age drama, which will be helmed by director Barry Jenkins and distributed by Fox Searchlight.
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Janelle Monáe Expands Her Empire

JANELLE EXPANDS WONDALAND RECORDS

Singer Janelle Monáe has inked a deal with Epic Records to expand her imprint label Wondaland. Monáe will reportedly release a string of singles via artists on her roster, culminating with a collection of new material to be released later this year titled the Eephus.

The first single to be released from the newly restructured label will be ‘Classic Man,’ a soulful mid-tempo jam by new artist Jidenna. Other artists signed to Monáe’s label include Roman Gianarthur, Deep Cotton and St. Beauty, who Janelle says are all a part of a connective tissue, noting each artist was chosen to complement the other and add to their unique sound as a unit.
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Janelle Monáe Goes PrimeTime

PRIMETIME VIDEO

PrimeTime, the best R&B duet to be released in quite a few years, has finally been given the video treatment. The single is available on Janelle Monáe’s new Electric Lady album, and features fellow R&B crooner Miguel.

I loved this single when I first heard it back in August, and after seeing the video, I think I love it even more. Give it a once over below and let us know if you’re feeling the love as well.

Janelle Monáe and Miguel Team Up

JANELLE MONAE - MIGUEL - PRIMETIME

With the release of her ‘Electric Lady’ album right around the corner, singer Janelle Monáe has decided to grace the public with yet another offering from the project.

Teaming up with hot R&B crooner of the moment, Miguel, Janelle brings us ‘Primetime,’ a slow groove very reminiscent of Prince’s 1989 single ‘Scandalous.’

Fans who love both Janelle and Miguel, will definitely love ‘Primetime.’ This is by far one of the better true R&B grooves to be released over the last few years.

Check Out Janelle Monáe’s New Video

Wanna get a sneak peek at Janlle Monae’s ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ video before it debuts tomorrow? Well, check out this newly released clip made available via BET.

For her upcoming ‘Electric Lady’ album, Janelle has decided to put aside her trademark tuxedo and pompadour, replacing the 50’s shtick with a more modern, edgy and feminine look- which she has gladly been showing off in her videos.

Janelle keeps her new “girly girl” routine going for the ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ visual, which was directed by the singer’s longtime creative partners Wendy Morgan and Pierre Rouger.

Check out the preview below and let us know what you think.

Are you feeling Janelle’s new vibe?

I have updated this article with the full length video for Janelle’s new single.

Chcek it out below.

Janelle Monáe’s BET Awards Performance

Missed Janelle Monae’s high energy performance of her new single ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ at last night’s BET Awards Ceremony? Well, fret not; we have it for you here.

Check out Janelle doing her thing below, accompanied by fellow R&B diva Erykah Badu.