Janelle Monáe is an an American psychedelic soul and R&B singer-songwriter and musician hailing from Kansas City, Kansas. Born in 1985, she’s quickly becoming one of the world’s favourite soul singers, having been ‘mostly inspired’ by Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
After graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and the Performing Arts School Freedom Theatre, she met Outkast’s Big Boi, and began carving a name for herself across the US, releasing her debut EP ‘The Audition’ in 2003.
Grinding and working her way through the Noughties, she completed her first feature length collection ‘Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)’ in 2007. But, it was her 2010 proper label debut ‘The ArchAndroid’ really saw her making an impact, hitting #17 in the US.
In 2014, she brought her incredible voice to the UK in support of her 2013 sophomore effort ‘The Electric Lady’, which hit Top 10 and Top 20 this side of the pond.
Janelle Monae is back with brand new album, 'Dirty Computer', in April 2018, and supports it with a US/Canada tour in the summer, then with UK shows in September. If you’re a fan, you can’t afford to miss out. Check below to find tickets through Stereoboard!