Janelle Monáe is the latest pop artist to appear on PBS’ Austin City Limits. The singer and songwriter has kept a busy schedule full of similar appearances over the past year in promotion of her 2018 studio album, Dirty Computer. There’s an impressive buzz surrounding Monáe’s live performance, which weaves together an artistic mix of musicianship, choreography, and sociological empowerment.
Janelle Monáe’s eight-song performance on Austin City Limits premiered over the weekend and featured all the favorites from her recent album including “Dirty Computer”, “Crazy, Classic Life”, “Screwed”, “Django Jane”, and “Pynk”, as well as “Tightrope”, and “Come Alive” from her 2010 release, The ArchAndroid. Monáe also included a mash-up of “Purple Rain” and “PrimeTime”, her collaboration with Miguel, to honor her musical mentor, Prince, who passed away in 2016. Watch the full performance below.
Janelle Monáe – Austin City Limits – Full Video
Janelle Monáe wrapped up her busy world tour schedule in support of Dirty Computer back in September following notable performances at big events including New York’s philanthropic Global Citizen Festival, Philadelphia’s Made in America Fest, Florida’s Suwanee Hulaween, and Austin City Limits Festival.
Janelle Monáe has a busy creative agenda moving forward, as she will join the voice cast of Disney’s upcoming Lady and the Tramp remake. She’s also been tapped for a role in the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet, as well as a starring turn in the forthcoming animated feature film UglyDolls.
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