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Janelle Monáe: the critics love her (and so does Prince)
The ArchAndroid soared critically despite meeting commercial ambivalence. Yet Janelle Monáe's 2010 can hardly be deemed a disappointment. Her bold musical vision led to a dream-fulfilling invitation: Prince — his Purpleness — asked her along for a string of year-end stadium dates. We've long loved Ms. Monáe at CL, and her continuous progression toward super-stardom fills our hearts with joy. I think I've got something in my eye.