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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe

 
 
 

Since I didn't have all of your email addresses, I felt that this would be the best way to ensure that you get this message.

During recent years, you have followed me - Janelle Monáe - and my fellow Wondaland Arts Society members as we have embarked on an adventurous journey to bring people together through the power of art and music. This odyssey began because we at The Wondaland Arts Society set out to bond with true supporters, such as you, to build a space within the music industry where artists can paint new colors and create new sounds.

So first I would like to thank you all. Thank you for supporting Suite 1: The Chase. Thank you for supporting the idea of the suite. And thank you for supporting this message of hope and freedom. Because of your support we now have the opportunity to truly change things on a global scale through a unique partnership: a joint venture between my recording label, The Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. In addition, Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton of Outkast will continue to serve as a collaborator and co-executive producer.

This venture is unprecedented: it will help the big embrace the power of the small. It will remind the world that creativity, imagination and beauty still matter. That people the world over have the same concerns: they love wonder. And they love a good story, a good melody, products that are put together with care and engineered to heal the soul. Simply put, this pact offers us a brand new way to make magic: we get to continue trying new ideas in a much bigger ocean. And we're more than excited about it.

Our new partners and colleagues at Bad Boy/Atlantic Records are excited about this joint venture as well. They strongly support my message and music. They are also quite aware of my core values and understand that they must be maintained and upheld at all costs.

These values are driven by the many experiences that have shaped my life and story thus far, and I take them quite seriously. I am striving to be a great light to my community, and throughout this relationship I want to make you proud on a global level because I represent you, my true supporters, both locally and around the world. That said, there may be times when I disagree with some of the ideas of my partners, friends or supporters, but rest assured that my core values will not be broken or compromised. I will stick fast to these ideals and will not allow the divisive policies and ideas of the past to marginalize or further segregate music lovers and true supporters of my music.

I feel this movement is beyond independent or mainstream. Soul or rock. Black or white. Pompadour or perm. Saddle shoes or high heels. It's about altering history through a great new era of music and art.

With these important things in mind, I would now like to invite you to join The Chase- an official assembly of Janelle Monáe ambassadors. This assembly is important to me: you have been hand selected to join this group because over time you have supported me in many ways--perhaps buying a CD or T-shirt, attending a show and screaming from the front row, or educating others about what it means to be an alien from outer space. Again guys, thank you for your support. And I look forward to working with you as we make the future a safer place for androids. To join this official delegation, visit this link. Until then my friend...

Let The Chase Begin!!!!!

Sincerely,
Jane

 
 
 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACCOLADES

 

African American Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2016 - Won AAFCA Award Breakout Performance for Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

  • 2016 - Got nomination for EDA Award Best Breakthrough Performance for Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016)

BET Awards

  • 2015 - Got nomination for BET Award Best Female R&B/Pop Artist for Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016)
  • 2014 - Got nomination for BET Award Best Female R&B/Pop Artist for Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016)

Brit Awards

  • 2014 - Got nomination for Brit Award  International Female Solo Artist for Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • 2016 - Got nomination for CFCA Award Best Supporting Actress for Hidden Figures (2016)
  • 2016 - Got nomination for CFCA Award Most Promising Performer for Moonlight (2016), Hidden Figures (2016)

Critics' Choice Awards

  • 2016 - Got nomination for Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Supporting Actress for Hidden Figures (2016)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

  • 2016 - Won Golden Orange Award Best Supporting Actress for Moonlight (2016)shared with Mahershala Ali; Naomie Harris

Gotham Awards

  • 2016 - Won Special Jury Award  Best Ensemble Performance for Moonlight (2016) shared with Mahershalalhashbaz Ali; Alex R. Hibbert; Andre Holland

Grammy Awards

  • 2011 - Got nomination for Grammy Award Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Tightrope" shared with Big Boi
  • 2011 - Got nomination for Grammy Award Best Contemporary R&B Album for "The ArchAndroid" shared with Big Boi

Hollywood Film Awards

  • 2016 - Won Spotlight Award Best Contemporary R&B Album for Hidden Figures (2016)shared with Big Boi
  • 2015 - Won Hollywood Film Award Song of the Year for "What Is Love" from "Rio 2" shared with Big Boi

Independent Spirit Awards

  • 2017 - Got nomination for Robert Altman Award Song of the Year for Moonlight (2016) shared with Mahershala Ali; Patrick Decile; Naomie Harris

International Dance Music Awards

  • 2011 - Got nomination for International Dance Music Award Best Break-Through Artist (Solo) for Moonlight (2016) shared with Mahershala Ali; Patrick Decile; Naomie Harris

MOBO Awards

  • 2010 - Got nomination for MOBO Award Best International Act for Moonlight (2016) shared with Mahershala Ali; Patrick Decile; Naomie Harris

MTV Video Music Awards

  • 2010 - Got nomination for MTV Video Music Award Best Choreography for "Tightrope" shared with The Memphis Jookin Community

NAACP Image Awards

  • 2014 - Won NAACP Image Award  Outstanding Song for "Q.U.E.E.N." shared with Erykah Badu
  • 2014 - Got nomination for NAACP Image Award Outstanding Female Artist for "Q.U.E.E.N." shared with Erykah Badu
  • 2014 - Got nomination for NAACP Image Award Outstanding Music Video for "Q.U.E.E.N." shared with Erykah Badu
  • 2014 - Got nomination for NAACP Image Award Outstanding Album for "The Electric Lady" shared with Erykah Badu

O Music Awards

  • 2011 - Got nomination for O Music Award Best iTunes LPfor "The ArchAndroid" (Deluxe) shared with Erykah Badu

Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • 2017 - Won Ensemble Cast Award Best iTunes LPfor Hidden Figures (2016) shared with Taraji P. Henson; Octavia Spencer; Kevin Costner; Jim Parsons

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  • 2017 - Won Virtuoso Award  Best iTunes LPfor Hidden Figures (2016); Moonlight (2016)shared with Taraji P. Henson; Octavia Spencer; Kevin Costner; Jim Parsons

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2017 - Got nomination for Actor Award  Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Hidden Figures (2016) shared with Mahershala Ali; Taraji P. Henson; Octavia Spencer; Kevin Costner; Kirsten Dunst; Jim Parsons
  • 2017 - Got nomination for Actor Award  Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Moonlight (2016) shared with Naomie Harris; Mahershala Ali

Shockwaves NME Awards

  • 2011 - Got nomination for Shockwaves NME Award  Best Track for "Tightrope" shared with Big Boi

Soul Train Awards

  • 2015 - Got nomination for Soul Train Award Best R&B/Soul Female Artist for "Tightrope" shared with Big Boi
  • 2015 - Got nomination for Soul Train Award Best Dance Performance for "Yoga" shared with Jidenna
  • 2014 - Got nomination for Soul Train Award Best R&B/Soul Female Artist for "Yoga" shared with Jidenna
  • 2014 - Got nomination for Soul Train Award Album of the Year for "The Electric Lady" shared with Jidenna
  • 2014 - Got nomination for Soul Train Award Best Dance Performance for "Electric Lady" shared with Jidenna
  • 2014 - Got nomination for Soul Train Award Best Collaboration for "Primetime" shared with Miguel
  • 2013 - Got nomination for Soul Train Award Best R&B/Soul Female Artist for "Primetime" shared with Miguel
  • 2013 - Got nomination for The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award  Best R&B/Soul Female Artist for "Q.U.E.E.N." shared with Roman Gianarthur Irvin; Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III; Charles Joseph II

Soul Train Music Awards

  • 2013 - Won Soul Train Music Award Video of the Year for "Q.U.E.E.N." shared with Erykah Badu
  • 2013 - Got nomination for Soul Train Music Award  Best Dance Performance for "Q.U.E.E.N." shared with Erykah Badu
  • 2010 - Won Centric Award  Best Dance Performance for "Q.U.E.E.N." shared with Erykah Badu
  • 2010 - Got nomination for Soul Train Music Award  Best Dance Performance for "Tightrope" shared with Erykah Badu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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