Janelle Monae COVERS Billboard [Photo]
The gorgeous Janelle Monae graces the covers of the June 15th issue of BILLBOARD Magazine. In her feature story, she reveals that she is ready to take her music mainstream with her upcoming disc, ‘Electric Lady’.She also revealed that she has collaborated with Prince and Miguel. Atlantic Records Group chairman/COO Julie Greenwald tells BILLBOARD:
“This album has a lot of songs that can get played on mainstream radio. Before, we got a lot of attention in the press, on the blogs, on the video networks. But we didn’t crack the code at radio. So if you connect that last dot, it’s going to be a significant improvement from the last album cycle. Which is really going to put her music in so many people’s homes.”
Janelle described her struggles and how she define her career and goals on her terms throughout the profile piece.
On controlling her own destiny:
“I never liked people telling me what to do,” she says. “I also wanted to own something: I’ve always had this thought of owning my own label, of being in charge of my words, my art, everything you hear. My goal wasn’t to be the most famous person overnight — it was to make music on my own terms, develop myself and understand if my words were necessary to young people like myself and to make my family proud.”
The June 15th issue hits newsstands next week.