Janelle Monae has just announced she has to postpone her tour immediately including a show tonight in Anaheim, California and dates in San Diego and Phoenix.
This is Janelle's official statement:
Starting today, I am under strict doctor's orders for mandatory vocal rest. Not doing so could possibly result in damage to my vocal cords.
Unfortunately, this diagnosis means I will have to postpone my coming concerts in Anaheim, San Diego and Phoenix, a fact which truly leaves me heartsick and shaken because I live for this: connecting with you and giving you a one of a kind concert experience.
But alas, apparently even the most expertly designed android breaks down sometimes and must recharge...
I promise to see you sooner than you think my friends, stronger than ever.
I love you all dearly.-Janelle Monae
Get better Janelle!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Even androids need a break sometime....
If only Arsenio had guests like Janelle Monae every night. Intelligent conversation and a funky musical performer on the rise.
The clip above, (All that is available right now) has Janelle talking about "Dorothy Dandridge Eyes" and explaining the lyrics to Arsenio. The full interview is just amazing but Arsenio cuts her off too quickly. We really were hoping for another segment from Janelle for real!
Janelle Monae brought her high energy self to Saturday Night Live and performed "Dance Apocalyptic" and "Electric Lady" on the late night show.
Her set is mostly white with a little bit of black sprinkled in. Her large band was also on pint during the performances.
SNL has not uploaded the performances to YouTube so to our viewers overseas, you may not be able to access the performances.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Janelle comes straight into your living room..in more ways than you can imagine....
Janelle Monae will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend with guest host Edward Norton!
Janelle will be performing 2 songs from "Electric lady" and for sure will be bringing it! We are super excited for her!
As for Norton, we have a feeling he will be funnier than he is given credit for.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Gonna be a fun show for sure!
Androids! Janelle Monae will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on October 26th. Edward Norton will be host.
This is Janelle's first time performing on the show and Edward Norton's first time hosting.
We cannot wait to see Janelle do her thing!!!!!-DocFB
Diagnosis: We have a feeling Miguel will make himself available to perform "Primetime" with Cindi Mayweather...don't you?
Janelle Monae has outdone herself in her new video "PrimeTime" featuring Miguel!
Here is the description of what is taking place in the video:
PrimeTime is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel.) The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi's humble beginnings as a "cyber-server" at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class "show droids" to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City. Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.
Interesting. The song is sexual...we all get that. The video however, shows a Cindi working at a seedy place and wanting to escape with Joey. No skirt hiking. No banging against the wall. Aside from a brush against the face and holding hands, it doesn't go further. In the song, you know where it is heading. If you want to hike up her skirt and bang your girl against the wall while the song is played, go right ahead. The vision of what Janelle is laying down doesn't take it that way as again, the music implies it.
Digging it. Big time! Kudos and LOVE to Janelle.
Diagnosis: So who will be playing Anthony?
Janelle Monae, Gary Clark Jr., Kanye, D’Angelo, Pearl Jam, DMC, To Appear In Documentary By Ron Howard
Janelle Monae, Kanye West, Gary Clark Jr. D'Angelo, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run D.M.C. and more will be in "Made In America" which will be directed by Ron Howard. The film is produced by Jay Z, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard.
The movie premieres this Friday October 11th on Showtime at 9 P.M.
Clark will also be on The Queen Latifah Show this Wednesday October 9th (Yes, she has a show and is killing in the ratings) and Gary will also be returning to the Late Show With David Letterman on November 7th.
"Made In America" captures Jay Z uniting the biggest names in music - including Clark, D'Angelo, Janelle Monáe, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Run-D.M.C., Kanye West - to perform at a star-studded, multi-genre, two-day "Made in America" festival in Philadelphia. The film chronicles the inspirational event, which emphasizes "the diversity of musical genres that appeal to today's youth, the cultural heterogeneity of the festival's target audience - and, perhaps most important, the myriad possibilities for success that exist for those willing to do the hard work of making dreams come true," as Variety put it in its review.
Nice to see Janelle and Gary getting some shine on this.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Pretty impressive that Ron Howard is behind this. Perhaps more films like this will be made now?
In case you don't know, Janelle Monae's new album "Electric Lady" is out now! She has taken over New York the past few days and to her surprise, got a singing telegram from the icon Prince!
The telegram-er sang the telegram to the lyrics of Prince, and Janelle did not know it was from Prince til afterwards to where she read the lyrics back and was extremely touched!