JANELLE MONAE Tickets
JANELLE MONAE ANNOUNCES UK HEADLINE TOUR
NOMINATED FOR ‘BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE’ AT BRIT AWARDS 2014
The original Electric Lady, Janelle Monae, returns with the announcement of three headline shows in the UK in May. The run of dates will kick off at Manchester’s Academy 1 on 7 May, then visit The Institute in Birmingham on 8 May before rounding up at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 9 May.
Fresh from releasing her second album 'Electric Lady' which features the singles ‘Q.U.E.E.N’ featuring Erykah Baduh and ‘Primetime’ featuring Miguel along with the title track Electric Lady featuring Solange Knowles.
Furthermore, Janelle has been nominated for Best International Female at this year’s BRIT Awards.
Quirky Janelle Monae, with her signature wardrobe of starched Tuxedo's and immaculately coiffed hair can't fail to cause a stir with her performances. With the release of her first studio album The Arch Android (Suites II and III) released in May 2010, she began to pick up speed and develop a firm following of fans.
Her sound has been likened to many different artists including OutKast, James Brown, Funkadelic, Lauryn Hill and Prince, showing just how versatile and unique she really is. After a chance meeting with OutKast's Big Boi, who then recommended her to Sean 'P Diddy' Combs, Janelle Monae was snapped up onto their record label 'Bad Boy' in 2006.
Her impact on her fans has also gained attention from media professionals. In 2009 she was nominated for a Grammy in 'Best Urban/Alternative Performance', then the following year saw her take home the 'Centric Award' at the Soul Train Awards and the 'Vanguard Award' at the ASCAP Awards, as well as a nomination for 'Best Choreography' at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Her pending nominations for the 2011 Grammy Awards could also see her take home 'Best Contemporary R&B Album' and 'Best Urban/Alternative Performance'.