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Janelle Monae fans are in for a treat!

Today, the soul singer reveals the third single lifted from her sophomore album The Electric Lady, titled

“Primetime.” The ballad features R&B crooner Miguel and shows a more sensual side of the funky songstress.

Unlike previous singles “Q.U.E.E.N.” and “Dance Apocalyptic,” “Primetime” gives fans a glimpse of Monae’s vocal range and versatility.

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“When you’re down and it’s hard/ And you feel like you’re giving your all/ Baby, our love will always keep it real and true,” she sings. “Tonight, I don’t want to be mysterious.”

If her three singles are an accurate depiction of her new album them we know it will be great! The Electric Lady, which also includes collaborations with Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange and Esperanza Spaulding, hits stores on September 10.

Check out the trek below and Monae’s upcoming live tour dates.


13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

14 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre

16 Boston, MA House of Blues

18 Montreal, QC Olympia Theatre

19 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

21 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

22 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater

24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

25 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

30 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo


1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

2 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia @ L.A. Live

5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

6 San Diego, CA House of Blues

7 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom

9 Dallas, TX House of Blues

12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater

13 Houston, TX House of Blues

15 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater

17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

19 Raleigh, NC The Ritz

20 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte

22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

23 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre

26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle


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