Janelle Monae

Singer Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Janelle Monae dreamed of becoming a performer from an early age, studying musical theater in New York before moving to Atlanta to focus on recording. After meeting Big Boi of Outkast, she formed a creative collective called The Wondaland Arts Society and signed with Sean “Diddy” Combs. The Grammy-nominated neo-funk diva is famous for her distinctive hairstyles, her futuristic artistic concepts, and for infectious, danceable jams like “Tightrope.” Monae is also a CoverGirl spokeswoman and her critically applauded second LP The Electric Lady dropped in September 2013.

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Music News: The Warm Up: Ne-Yo Debuts ‘Coming With You’

Plus, the Grammys will pay homage to Stevie Wonder. (1/15/2015)

Usher, Janelle Monáe Billed for Stevie Wonder Grammy Special

Twenty-five-time Grammy winner set to receive "All-Star" tribute.

Jill Scott to Be Honored at Essence’s Black Women in Music

The event will also launch Essence's year-long 45th anniversary celebration.

The Queen Latifah Show: Super Woman, Janelle Monae

The Electric Lady explains why she celebrates women. (12/3/2014)

Album Covers With Eyebrows on Fleek

These music stars had the look before it was hot.

Celebrities Giving Side-Eye

We caught these stars throwing shade.
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