Ultimate Ears’ Artist to Watch: Janelle Monáe

April is here and this means one thing to most of you. Spring Break! You know that time where you warm up for summer by taking a week off? I always felt this was important as you can’t jump right into summer without some warm-up time. You don’t want to pull a hamstring or something day one.

Our first April Artist to Watch at UE works perfect for some top down Spring Break good time tunes. Janelle Monáe, mashes soul, funk, pop and hip-hop into a new fusion of pop goodness.

While taking a gondola ride through the canals of Venice, Pete Wentz told me, “She’s like a female version of Prince.”

At this point I stopped the gondola and told him we had to go home. Prince is one of my all time favorites and I had to thus check out Ms. Monáe immediately.

But don’t just trust Pete and I, we got the following from André 3000 of OutKast: “Ms. Monáe has one of the most enchanting voices of our generation.”

Bottom line people, Ms. Monáe is the real deal. Her new album hits shelves in May and we’re proud to be a part of her launch.

Get into it at: myspace.com/janellemonae

So start working on that tan and we’ll see you again real soon…


Artist Relations and Sales, Ultimate Ears