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Janelle Monáe
Super Bock Stage
20
Jul

On July 16th, 17th and 18th, Super Bock Super Rock returns to the dreamy landscapes of Meco, the new, yet familiar meeting point for thousands of music lovers...

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Janelle Monáe Robinson was born and raised in Kansas City but soon felt the need to go in search of her dreams and headed out to New York. She enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and at the time, her goal was to make musicals. Life ended up givigin Janelle some other possibilities and shortly thereafter, she began to participate in several songs by Outkast, having been invited by Big Boi. She began to appear under the spotlight thanks to her enormous talent, being a multifaceted and very focused artist. She released her first EP in 2007, “Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)”. These first songs caught the producer Diddy’s eyes (Sean “Puffy” Combs) who soon hired Janelle for his label, Bad BoY Records. Her first Grammy nomination came at this time with the single “Many Moons”. Three years later, in 2010, Monae released her debut album. “The ArchAndroid” was inspired by the German film “Metropolis”, which portrays a futuristic world, a dystopian projection of humanity. The album’s whole concept raised some ethical issues and enriched the songs, these authentic pop pearls, filled with soul and funk. Names like Bruno Mars, Prince and Barack Obama had, at this point, become Janelle’s fans, increasing her success at a worldwide scale. Success never distracted Monae, who continued to work, committed to doing much more than just next summer’s big hit. Janelle makes truly challenging and moving music, raising important questions for whoever listens to her. In 2013, she released yet another album, “The Electric Lady” featuring Miguel, Solange, Prince and Erykah Badu. And after five years of waiting, in 2018, Monae released “Dirty Computer”, abandoned the futuristic projections and focused on herself, more exposed than ever. From her lyrics to the collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Brian Wilson or Zoë Kravitz, and even the videos, everything is thought out in detail. “PYNK”, featuring Grimes, “Make Me Feel” or "Django Jane" are some of this album’s highlights. Save the date - July 20 at the Super Bock Stage in Super Bock Super Rock.

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