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 Matters Daily: Drake Influenced J. Cole's The Warm Up

Plus, Big K.R.I.T. and Nipsey Hussle are working on Victory Lap.

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."

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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.

Celebrities: Exclusive: Made in America

A first look at Janelle Monáe in the upcoming film. (7/13/2014)
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