Sunday, March 13, 2011


Janelle Monáe at the 2011 Indies
Atlanta's Janelle Monáe after much Blog buzz is finally reaping the recognition that she deserves and Toronto clearly has fallen for her. The Future-obsessed Singer/Songwriter only recently received a much-needed profile boost with a performance on the Grammys alongside Bruno Mars and B.o.B., for many a highlight of the evening.

Monáe had the distinction of being this evening's headlining act at the eleventh annual Independent Music Awards (The Indies), capping off Canadian Music Week festivities at the historic Royal York Hotel. Slotted in at 11:00 PM, anticipation reached a feverish pitch with guests Tweeting their excitement for the Bad Boy Entertainment Artist and she did not disappoint, delivering an hour-long set which had her crowd-surfing as far as 50 ft into the audience by the end of it all.

Following her performance, Monáe peered from her Dressing Room (The Toronto Room), taking pictures with a few lucky Fans and signing Autographs. "I can only do one per person" she told us, before she shut the door quickly, wishing everyone a good night. She was scheduled to appear at The Revival for an After-party later in the evening.  Of course, I got a Photo with her!  How could I resist?

During her stay in the City, Monáe was spotted in and around Kensington Market and also in the Entertainment District doing a little Book Shopping at Chapter's in-between Press duties.  She will soon be on-tour with label mate Bruno Mars on their Hooligans in Wondaland Tour  beginning May, although a Toronto date has not yet been announced.

Watch Monáe greet Fans from her Dressing Room below:

Follow Monáe on Twitter here.

(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W.)

1 comment:

  1. It´s great that Janelle performed at Canadian Music Week, her show was very fresh and enjoyable. She is great, I love her sound, her style, everything.