As we have mentioned in previous posts Clizbeats featured artists Janelle Monae and B.O.B. have teamed up with their Atlantic Records label mate for the ‘Wonda Mix’ of her single “Tightrope” from her debut album. (Janelle is one of the few artists signed by Sean “Diddy” Combs through his Bad Boy/Atlantic Records joint venture that is still on both Bad Boy, and Atlantic despite Bad Boy’s primary change to Interscope Records distribution) “Tightrope” and the “Tightrope” (Wonda Mix) are part of the promotional first single from Janelle’s debut album, The ArchAndroid which was released on May 18, 2010.
It has helped prove that Janelle is one of the most critically acclaimed artists to sign to Bad Boy Records in recent years. She has been nominated for a Grammy in 2009 (best Urban Alternative Performance for “Many Moons”) and she also won the Vanguard Award at the 2010 ASCAP Awards. As if that was’n’t enough her talent was recently acknowledged by Pop/R&B icon, Prince as she paid tribute to him at the 2010 BET Awatds along side Esperanza Spalding, Alicia Keys and Patti LaBelle. See what the buzz is all about with one of Clizbeats.com’s favorite new rising starss.
Janelle Monae Featuring B.O.B. & Lupe Fiasco
“Tightrope” (Wonda Mix)
Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy/Atlantic Records
Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding, Alicia Keys & Patti LaBelle
Tribute To Prince
From 2010 BET Awards