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 Monae and Jidenna Drop a Visual for 'Yoga'

Wondaland continues to prove that they are a musical collective to be reckoned with.

LISTEN: Janelle Monáe And Jidenna Make 'Yoga' Sexy

New Eephus EP single is all about being your own "private dancer."

Artists From Episode 209

Artists whose music provided the sounds of episode 209.

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)
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