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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BET Experience: Genius Talks: Free to Be

Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu on liberation and expression. (6/27/2015)

Tyga, Robin Thicke, Janelle Monáe and More to Perform at BET Awards

The star power keeps getting bigger for the 15th annual show.

Lion Babe Serves Metallic Android Realness in New Music Video

Duo shows their individuality in "Don't Break My Heart" visual.

Floyd Mayweather, Kobe Bryant and More Scheduled for Genius Talks

See the A-list panelists in conversation at the BET Experience.

Tyrese Is Crushing Hard on Janelle Monáe

Tyrese has a thing for the electric lady.

Wonderful World: Music Stars Influenced by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder's miraculous music is still inspiring and exciting ears, minds, souls and bodies more than five decades after he first hit the scene as a Motown child prodigy. One measure of a true icon is their influence and impact on others throug...
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