For "mandatory vocal rest."
Watch her Letterman performance.
"George Lucas didn’t even know that I was coming ... I also got to meet Steven Spielberg, who was there."
Whatever you think of Janelle Monáe as a singer, songwriter, and performer, this much is undeniable: She is an excellent concept.
They basically have to be, to have made a song this luscious.
It'll be like The Hunger Games, but with actual joy.
Hear their new song, "Q.U.E.E.N."
O Canada, how come you got to hear these first? Lucky Canucks.
Estelle walks the "Tightrope" with Janelle Monáe.
Oh, okay, so basically Janelle Monae can do anything? Got it.
Plus: Nicki Minaj, Iron and Wine, MF Doom, Wild Flag, Janelle Monae, Kanye West, and more, in our weekly concert roundup.
Plus: Pulp, Explosions in the Sky, Iggy Pop ...
Big Boi is trapped inside the moon.
Her face, it's pretty!
Plus: Age nothing but a number for Tom Cruise.
The catchiest songs from the world of radio R&B.
It's an "ambitious concept album about a futuristic world of androids in need of unification."
Guess which song?
Plus: Thurston Moore, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pissed Jeans, tUnE-YarDs, Xiu Xiu, Janelle Monáe, and Florence and the Machine.
Hot-stepping keeps the dementors at bay.
All signs point toward a phenomenal new album.