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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Prince Makes Big Announcement

Singer gives the breakdown on not one, but two upcoming LPs, Art Official Age and Plectrum Electrum.

Music Matters Daily: Trailer Drops for K. Michelle Musical

Plus, Stalley "balls hard" on a new track.

Has Obama Been Dancing With the Stars?

Janelle Monae may have a blackmail video of President Obama busting some moves.

Music Matters Daily: Adrian Marcel Releases Weak After Next

Plus, Fly Union releases visuals for "Don't Give Me a Reason."

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Karrueche Tran on Rihanna and Her Fans

Plus, words from Tracy Morgan and Zoe Saldana.

Sneak Peek: Janelle Monáe on Her Humble Beginnings

An excerpt of the singer from Jay Z's Made in America.
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