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Janelle Monáe Won 2018, And Here's Why

She's the queen we need, not the queen we deserve.

I spend a lot of my waking hours stanning black women. ESPECIALLY Janelle Monáe.

So, here are all the reasons why Janelle Monáe came and slayed the year that is 2018.

1. She started the year off STRONG by dropping not one, but TWO dope-ass bops: "Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane."


"Make Me Feel" became Janelle Monáe's second single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

2. THEN, after teasing us with those melodic tunes, Janelle released Dirty Computer, the album and the ~emotion picture.~


Dirty Computer peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 list. As for the emotion picture, neither I, nor the world, was ready for that cinematic masterpiece.

3. She also shook the internet with her REVOLUTIONARY music video for "Pynk." I live for a feminist queen.


Like, I'm still shaking several months later.

4. In an interview with Rolling Stone – of which she graced the cover – she came out as pansexual.

Rolling Stone

"Being a queer black woman in America—someone who has been in relationships with both men and women—I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker."

5. Speaking of magazine covers, she also graced the cover of W Magazine back in February...

W Magazine

The cover photo and photo shoot were directed by none other than Jordan Peele, in a series called "Noir Town." The photo series stars Monáe as Alfred Hitchcock and, honey, I am here fot it.

6. well as Fast Company and Allure.

Fast Company, Allure

7. Oh yeah, and she was also named one of Glamour's "Women of the Year." NBD.

8. Earlier this month, Time magazine named Dirty Computer one of the ten best albums of the year.

Music Choice

It ranked number two!!!

9. Janelle Monáe is set to star in Welcome to Marwen, a much-anticipated Oscar hopeful, releasing in December 2018.

10. On the topic of movies, Universal Pictures signed a first look deal with Janelle Monáe's production company, Wondaland Productions.

11. She also headlined AfroPunk Brooklyn this year, alongside Erykah Badu, The Internet, and other legends.

12. Let's not forget about A Revolution of Love, a YouTube Music artist spotlight story which gave us Janelle fans an inside look into her beautiful mind.


Like, I could listen to this woman talk for HOURS. It's a pity this piece of art is only 16 minutes.

13. Oh, and to top it all off, Janelle Monáe will be receiving the Trailblazer of the Year Award at the 2018 Billboard Women in Music event.


Leon Bennett / Getty Images, Neilson Barnard / Getty Images, Kevin Winter / Getty Images, Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images

So, shout out to YOU Janelle Monáe. You won 2018. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next year <3


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