Unisi Radio Jogja: Centre Stage
The first time you recognize her since she collaborated with an indie pop rock band, Fun. Eversince that mega-hit We Are Young blew, Janelle Monáe Robinson or we know as Janelle Monáe is become one of the female singer that we must hear! Born in December 1st, 1985 in Kansas, she is known as American musical recording artist signed to Bad Boy Records, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, The Audition, she debuted publicly with a conceptual EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.
In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. This album received critical acclaim and garnered a Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The song “Tightrope” was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the same ceremony. With this industry recognition, the album has also been more successful commercially, officially reaching the number 17 spot on the Billboard 200.
Monáe’s music has garnered her six Grammy Award nominations. In March 2012, “We Are Young” by Fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest vocalist, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first appearance in the US Top 10. In August 2012, Monáe became a CoverGirl spokeswoman. On September 10, 2013, she released her second studio album, The Electric Lady, to critical acclaim. Boston City Council named October 16, 2013 “Janelle Monáe Day” in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, in recognition of her artistry and social leadership.
Di bulan Februari 2015, dirinya merilis EP barunya, The Eephus dan merilis single Yoga sebagai debutnya di bulan Maret 2015. Mengajak Jidenna, rapper asal Wisconsin, Amerika Serikat, mereka berdua siap menyuguhkan track unik dan juga lucu! So here they are as our #CentreStage for this week,
JANELLE MONAE Feat. JIDENNA – YOGA
[teks: @mikeBSW dan tambahan dari Wikipedia]