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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Janelle Monáe: I Come in Peace, But I Mean Business

Wondaland Records founder talks women in music, yoga and classic men with label artist Jidenna and The Breakfast Club.

The Evolution of Erykah Badu

This week's #BMJ soundtrack feature: the Queen of Neo-Soul.

BET Experience: Janelle Monáe Introduces Deep Cotton

Janelle introduces the artists behind her music and sound. (3/3/2015)

BET Experience: Janelle Monáe Opens Up the Show!

Janelle Monáe kicks off the BET Experience LIVE on 106! (3/3/2015)

Janelle Monáe Appears in 'Classic Man' by Jidenna

Singer pops up in new video for her label's debut artist.

The Queen Latifah Show: Not in Kansas Anymore

Highlights: How does Janelle Monáe stay grounded? (2/16/2015)
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