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Janelle Monae

The American singer and rapper tells Matt Everitt about the pivotal first times in music.

Having just kicked off the Manchester International Festival, here's another chance to listen to Janelle Monae's chat with Matt Everitt from last year. Matt caught up with the American singer and rapper to find out about the pivotal first times in her musical journey.

Since her critically acclaimed debut album in 2010 The ArchAndroid, Janelle has been a rising star, earning Grammy nominations and album sales along the way. Her third album Dirty Computer was released last year.

Over the next few weeks, 6 Music is bringing you a great big slice of the Manchester International Festival. Listen back to Mary Anne Hobb’s live from Festival Square last week, with Laurie Anderson and Underworld’s Karl Hyde. Then next Thursday, Mary Anne is dedicating her show to Skepta - the day after the Mercury Prize winner will have debuted his mysterious new show Dystopia987. Plus, we’re also handing the airwaves over to some of the performers on the lineup. Available now on BBC Sounds, These New Puritans presenting their own 6 Music show, sitting in for Iggy Pop.

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Last on

Sun 14 Jul 2019 13:00

Music Played

  • Janelle Monáe

    Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Bad Boy.
  • Michael Jackson

    Beat It

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
  • Lauryn Hill

    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • Lauryn Hill

    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    • The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
    • Columbia.
    • 14.
  • Janelle Monáe

    Violet Stars Happy Hunting!!! (feat. The Skunks)

    • Metropolis: The Chase Suite.
    • Bad Boy Entertainment.
  • Stevie Wonder

    I Was Made To Love Her

    • Stevie Wonder - Song Review.
    • Motown.
  • Janelle Monáe

    Cold War

    • The Archandroid.
    • Bad Boy Entertainment.
  • Prince & The Revolution

    Sometimes It Snows In April

    • Paisley Park.
  • Janelle Monáe

    I Like That

    • Dirty Computer (Explicit).
    • Atlantic / Bad Boy Records.
    • 10.
  • Janelle Monáe

    I Like That

    • Dirty Computer.
    • Bad Boy Entertainment.
  • Erykah Badu

    Phone Down

    • But You Caint Use My Phone.
    • Motown.
  • Janelle Monáe

    Make Me Feel

    • Atlantic.
  • Janelle Monáe

    Make Me Feel

    • Dirty Computer.
    • Bad Boy Records.

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