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Janelle Monae cries as she finds out on TV that she's up for Grammy CBS
Janelle had an emotional reaction as she discovered shes up for the award (Picture: CBS)

Janelle Monae found out she was nominated for a Grammy live on TV and her reaction was adorable.

Anyone who says they havent been bopping to Dirty Computer since April is lying.

Speaking to CBS This Morning, Janelle looked stunned as the presenter told her she was up for the Album Of The Year award for her third album Dirty Computer.

Oh my god, really? she asked, tearing up.

Speaking about the album, Janelle said: This album is so much bigger than me…Its not about me, its about a community of dirty computers, of marginalised voices.


— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) December 8, 2018

Being a young, black, queer woman in America, there was something I had to say and there was a group of people that I wanted to celebrate.

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And I just – Im happy to be representing them. I hope they feel seen, I hope they feel heard and I hope they feel loved.

Summing up her feelings in a tweet, she posted a string of crying emojis.

Girl, we feel you.

It was also announced that the music video for her song Pynk is up for Best Music Video.

She later added: Can we discuss all these amazing WOMEN nominated tho ?

US singer/actress Janelle Monae attends Billboard's 13th Annual Women In Music event at Pier 36 in New York City on on December 6, 2018. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
The musician and actress released Dirty Computer back in April (Picture: Angela Weiss / AFP)

Fans are as hyped as she is.

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Congratulations to the GOAT! one tweeted. You are an example why representation matters & why everyone deserves their own seat at the table.

Another gushed: The “omg really” gave me chills. Yes really!! For far too long you have been super underrated, I think this album really opened up the door for you! Iconic in every way. You deserve it and I hope you get the win.

One fan reasoned: Cant make an album like that and expect no press Ms. Monae.

Valid points all round.

As if the Grammy nomination wasnt enough, Janelles also slaying in the acting world, recently being cast in an upcoming biopic chronicling the life of Harriet Tubman.

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The Hidden Figures actress is set to star alongside Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Zackary Momoh, Deborah Ayorinde, and Vondie Curtis-Hall.

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Were so ready to watch her take over the world.

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