I’m sure by now, you have heard of the upcoming pop/R&B artist, Janelle Monae. Tightrope, from The ArchAndroid, is a tune frequently played in the R&B scene, and her new song, Yoga, attempts to appeal to the younger audiences, whilst still retaining Janelle’s classy, upbeat style. Yoga is also released on Janelle Monae’s new record label, Wondaland Records. Whilst this may not seem like a huge deal at first, it must be noteworthy since she was able to land a partnership with Epic Records, which is a division of the flagship Sony Music Entertainment. The list of artists currently under her roster are well known, but highly talented, and they all write their own music and have production backgrounds. They are Jidenna, Roman GianArthur (who wrote all of the classical overtures on Janelle’s albums), Deep Cotton, and St. Beauty.
I hope to see this label, and its artists, do well.
However, I think what is worth special mentioning is Janelle taking a role in the business half of the industry, being comparable to Kanye West, P. Diddy, and Jay-Z. Janelle herself has said that she idolizes particular businesswomen in the industry, such as Mellody Hobson and Queen Latifah. I would love to see Janelle establish herself as yet another mogul in the music industry, because she is certainly talented and deserving of more attention. Check out some of Janelle’s previous works below!