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Janelle Monáe recently taped an appearance on “Sesame Street” to celebrate the show’s 45th season. Monáe’s song, “The Power of Yet,” will teach people about persevering.

“I am so excited to be living one of my dreams — to be here on ‘Sesame Street,’. 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.'”

“I always tell people we’re not trying to write for any particular age group,” says “Sesame Street” music director Bill Sherman, who also writes many of the shows songs, like “The Power of Yet.” “We’re trying to write for everybody. By using current pop artists on the show, it opens kids up to all those sounds. And it opens up those artists to a generation they may not have gotten to.”

The episode will air in September.

Check out a few scenes from her upcoming appearance:

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  • Tina L

    I love Sesame Street and I really enjoy the episodes where I can see artists I love in that context.

  • Anthony

    I finally downloaded Electric Ladies last night. I see why people like her so much!