Janelle Monae "The Electric Lady" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

UPDATE #2: Janelle Monae's "The Electric Lady" is now available as a stream.

Janelle Monae's forthcoming project, The Electric Lady is set to hit stores on September 10. The project will feature music industry icon Prince, the name of the song they created has not been revealed. He has already remixed her single "Q.U.E.E.N." She recently spoke to Billboard about her friendship with him. 

"We are great friends, and he is a mentor to us, to me," said Janelle Monae of Prince to Billboard magazine. "It's a beautiful thing to have a friend—someone who cares about your career, and wants to see you go far and to push boundaries and shake up the world—give whatever they possibly can to the cause." 

Grammy Award-winning singer Miguel and the first lady of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu are also confirmed guest for The Electric Lady. Badu is on the first single "Q.U.E.E.N.," while Miguel hits his notes on "Primetime". 

Janelle and Atlantic Records recently delivered a new single "Dance Apocalyptic". A teaser for the upcoming music video is available and the full-length version is set to premiere on Pitchfork today (July 2). 

The Wonderland Arts Society representative entered the industry when Big Boi of Outkast heard her at an open mic and began featuring the creative songwriter on various records. She is also on Goodie Mob's latest single "Special Education" off their Age Against The Machine album, which is set to release on August 27.

Check out Janelle Monae's new single "Dance Apocalyptic.":

(July 2)

UPDATE: Now releasing on September 10, Janelle Monae's The Electric Lady features the following tracklist and artwork, as reported by Pitchfork.com:

01 Suite IV: Electric Overture
02 Givin Em What They Love [ft. Prince]
03 Q.U.E.E.N. [ft. Erykah Badu]
04 Electric Lady [ft. Solange]
05 Good Morning Midnight (Interlude)
06 PrimeTime [ft. Miguel]
07 We Were Rock and Roll
08 The Chrome Shoppe (Interlude)
09 Dance Apocalyptic
10 Look Into My Eyes
11 Suite V: Electric Overture
12 It's Code
13 Ghetto Woman
14 Our Favorite Fugitive (Interlude)
15 Victory
16 Can’t Live Without Your Love
17 Sally Ride
18 Dorothy Dandridge Eyes [tt. Esperanza Spalding]
19 What an Experience
20 Q.U.E.E.N. [feat. Erykah Badu] [Wondamix] (Bonus)
21 Electric Lady [feat. Big Boi and Cee-Lo Green] [Dungeon-Wondamix] (Bonus)
22 HYTB (Bonus)
23 I Want You Back (Bonus)

(August 19)

UPDATE #2: Janelle Moneae's The Electric Lady is now available as a stream, which is below via VH1.com.

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  • wtf

    the top off her hair looks like a dyed ball of cotton that one of her ancestors picked for her.

  • Nelson

    Instant classic, I'm listenin' to it. Electric Lady on repeat, I'll buy the album very soon.

  • heart

    my Aunty Brooke just got a nice six-month old Cadillac SRX by parttime working online from home. moved here.... jazz77.com

  • Martha J. Taylor

    what Ruth answered I'm shocked that a student can profit $8518 in one month on the internet. more helpful hints... www.cafe44.com What you want him to say about his album. Yeah it's ok ...... of course he's going to say it's the best. And he is good so i expect a good album. Everybody looking for a classic. Me i don't care just make an album ppl can listen too!

  • T.Manning

    ......oooooohhhwweeeeeee! i cant wait til the 10th

  • Anonymous

    Q; what do you do went beyonce is asking for too much money to get on a track? A: you get her little sister who sucks at singing instead. i guess kelly rowland was busy

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  • Joan W. Tucker

    what Victoria implied I didnt even know that a person can get paid $6300 in one month on the internet. have you read this web link... www.Can99.com im sure he really cares about his street cred while hes rolling around in his millions of dollars

  • Nelson

    I think I love her...

  • ETK

    she's a breath of fresh air on the music scene, and even her basic cookie-cutter raps are more tolerable than Nicki's shit. I hope she keeps dropping music for a long time

  • Kelly J. Crump

    just as Ronald responded I am in shock that a student can earn ($)4082 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you seen this site... can99.c.o.m

  • Quit Mr. Kardashian

    She is what people think of Kanye. She has her own style, she's creative, she dibbles in different genres and it comes out fluid and fun and exciting. I think she's closer to a musical "genius" than someone like Kanye. I look forward to the Electric Lady

  • Anonymous

    Someone big in hip-hop (in an ideal world, Kendrick or J.Cole) should do a "Best of Both Worlds"-type album with her.

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      lmao@anon.. I agree that person should not have mentioned timberfake's name in the same sentence as Janelle's. I hate his bullshit music, and I enjoy hers, so no I don't want to him messing up shit. Big Boi or Andre 3000, Q Tip, Black Thought, Mos Def as the other person said, would be perfect for a best of both worlds cd with her.

    • Anonymous

      FUCK OUTTA HERE !! Janelle and Justin Timberlake have nothin in common !! It's fuckin blasphemy white boy already spoiled hip-hop music with is garbage music now you wanna him to ruin janelle's music ?!!

    • Anonymous

      Janelle and Timberlake would make an awesome track together.

    • Anonymous

      Big Boi and Janelle would be perfect. I'd listen to that certainly over the Jigga/Justin Timberlake Best of Both Worlds thing I expect to be released in the next year.

    • BP

      Big Boi, nuff said. they collaborated a bunch of times and at least Big Boi is always dropping shit so it would might as well fit

    • Anonymous

      Andre 3000, Q Tip, Black Thought, Mos Def. any of those artists would be fire. Definitely would not want j cole or kendrick.

    • Anonymous

      for real like Andre 3000

  • Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady

    1. Victory 2. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes 3. Primetime (feat. Miguel) 4. Dance Apocalyptic 5. Seismic Waves 6. Blue Electric (feat. Andre 3000) 7. Moments 8. Flashing Lights (feat. Prince) 9. Dream the Dream 10. Q.U.E.E.N (feat. Erykah Badu) 11. Feel My Love 12. Shine (feat. Deep Cotton) 13. Wide Awake 14. Sliders (feat. J.Cole and Big Boi) 15. Hold On 16. Cloud 90 17. Android Anathema 18. Carousel (feat. LIGHTS) 19. Googly Eyes 20. #Power 21. The Electric Lady Deluxe Edition 22. Let Me Know 23. Stronger 24. Lighter Fluid (feat. Little Dragon and B.o.B.) Target Bonus Tracks 25. HYTB 26. I Want You Back

  • Prick James

    That's my baby. Can't wait to get that album.

  • Its Um

    I have her EP album and the last one as well, I like her music.

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