For Janelle Monáe fans, or "Fandroids" across the country it's like Christmas has come early this year.
In addition to releasing her sophomore LP, The Electric Lady on September 10, Janelle has also announced a partnership with Target that will allow fans to pick up an exclusive edition of the disc at the super retailer, which contains four bonus tracks.
"Janelle Monáe is an innovative musician known for her creative blend of R&B music infused with funk, rock and soul. Now, fans can get more of Janelle’s unique, infectious music with four songs they can only find at Target," said Anne Stanchfield, divisional merchandise manager of entertainment, Target.
Pre-orders for the Target deluxe edition of The Electric Lady are available starting today (June 28).
"I’m excited because I get the opportunity to not only pick the exclusive songs myself, but to really give my supporters and my "Fandroids," as I like to call them, an opportunity to hear rare musical contributions," Janelle told BET.com.
Janelle dished on some of The Electric Lady's more talked about collaborations.
"I will be collaborating with Miguel," noted Janelle. "I also had the beautiful opportunity, of course, of working with Erykah Badu, who's a friend of mine, and I'm honored and humbled that she allowed me to work with her in that capacity."
But perhaps the most buzzed about collaboration is with someone Janelle has often drawn comparisons to, Prince.
"I got the opportunity to produce an icon," exclaimed Janelle. "He's a mentor to me and he's ready to help in whatever way he can."
There will be additional collabos, but she wanted it to be a surprise.
Don't miss Janelle on 106 & Park, where she will be performing one of the Target exclusive tracks. We'll keep it a surprise here, so you'll just have to tune in, and don't forget to pre-order your copy of The Electric Lady.
The four Target exclusive tracks are:
2. "I Want You Back" (Jackson 5 cover)
3. "Q.U.E.E.N. (Remix)" featuring Erykah Badu
4. "The Electric Lady (Remix)"
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