Watch Janelle Monáe Behind-The-Scenes On Sesame Street

Janelle Monaé had a huge 2013. Her album The Electric Lady garnered honors all over the place — for instance, we named it Album Of The Week and put it on our list of the year’s best LPs. But if you’re looking for a stamp of true celebrity, a Sesame Street guest appearance is probably a better marker than critical acclaim. Monaé, who already dresses kind of like a character from a kids’ TV show, will perform a song about perseverance called “The Power Of Yet” in an episode during Sesame Street’s 45th season, which debuts in September. Below, find Billboard’s behind the scenes video from the set.

The Electric Lady is out now via Bad Boy.