Janelle Monáe returns to stage following vocal rest


Marc Baptiste

Janelle Monáe won the Video of the Year award for her clip “Q.U.E.E.N.” at the Soul Train Awards.

American R&B and soul musician Janelle Monáe will be performing at the Hard Rock Live Friday, Nov. 22 on her next stop on the “Electric Lady” tour.

UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph has described her musical style as “a soaring orchestral trip enlivened with blockbuster vocals, mysterious imagery and notes of Sixties pop and jazz.”

Monáe is looked at as in innovative artist in today’s world, and rivals some of the other top female artists with her creativity and artistic movements. Monáe has stated that she has an alter-ego named Cindi Mayweather, who according to Monáe is from the year 2719.

“There was a lot of confusion and nonsense where I grew up, so I reacted by creating my own little world … I began to see how music could change lives, and I began to dream about a world where every day was like anime and Broadway, where music fell from the sky and anything could happen,” said Monáe in a press release.

The 27-year-old artist has earned six Grammy nominations for her work, and her trademark tuxedo has become her staple outfit for live performances.

While discussing the young artist first studio album, during an interview Telegraph reporter Bernadette McNulty said, “I begin to worry for a moment that Monáe may not just be a humourless science-fiction nerd, but actually an android herself, created in a laboratory as a super-musical cross between James Brown, Judy Garland, André 3000 and Steve Jobs, invented to test the desperate incredulity of music journalists.”

The show starts at 8 p.m at the Hard Rock Live and tickets are available through Ticketmaster and range from $27.50-55.35.

For everything Janelle Monáe, one can visit her official website or follow her on Twitter.