June 28, 2013 10:56am PT by Sophie Schillaci
Janelle Monae Reveals 'The Electric Lady' Album Release Date, New Song
Janelle Monae and Atlantic Records have set a date for the singer’s highly anticipated sophomore studio set.
The Electric Lady will be released Sept. 10, led by the smooth single “Q.U.E.E.N." featuring Erykah Badu and the up-tempo “Dance Apocalyptic,” which was revealed Friday. Listen to the new track here.
In the meantime, Monae will hit the stage Sunday, June 30, to perform at the BET Awards.
The new album follows Monae’s critically acclaimed debut, The ArchAndroid, released on May 18, 2010. Though it peaked at No. 17 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, The ArchAndroid earned Monae a Grammy nomination for best contemporary R&B album.