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"I am so excited to be living one of my dreams — to be here on Sesame Street," Monáe told Billboard when they released a "behind the scenes" video back in January. "I'm here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of 'yet.' Never, ever, ever give up, because there's so much power in 'yet.'"
Monáe is the perfect artist for that message. Ever since she was little, she dreamed of being a singer, and after years of practice and determination, she achieved that dream. "There was a lot of confusion and nonsense where I grew up, so I reacted by creating my own little world," Monáe writes in her Atlantic Records bio, "I began to see how music could change lives, and I began to dream about a world where every day was like anime and Broadway, where music fell from the sky and anything could happen."
That place would come to be known as Wondaland Records, which, though technically a commune in Atlanta, is not unlike Sesame Street.
Landing a gig on Sesame Street is a serious honor, one for which