Q.U.E.E.N. is the third song of Janelle Monáe’s second studio album The Electric Lady and its first single. A remix by Joshua Welton and Prince (assumed) was streamed during 3rdEye TV Show # 2 in 2013. A longer version was streamed the following day as was an instrumental version of this remix two days later. It was Joshua’s first work in the studio with Prince. The result led him to get the co-producer job on the Art Official Age album (released the following year).
The track was written by Janelle Monáe, Kellis Parker Jr., Roman GianArthur Irvin, Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Kellindo Parker, Chuck Lightning and Nate "Rocket" Wonder. It is not known if Monáe had actually asked Prince to do a remix of this song, or if he chose it to audition Welton. The extent of his involvement on this remix is unknown however. While Prince has contributed to Givin Em What They Love on the Electric Lady album by co-writing the song and providing co-lead vocals, guitar and bass guitar, he did not contribute to the album version of Q.U.E.E.N.. The single was released two months earlier and did not include Joshua Welton (and Prince)’s remixes which may have been made between april and june 2013 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Those remixes were not given titles as such and were not officially released to own but were streamed during four 3rdEye TV shows in june 2013 (see below for details).