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 News: Cherno Biko: How Janelle Monae Saved Me as a Trans Woman

LGBTQ artists and activists share their coming-out stories. (12/8/2015)

Music News: Moment of Clarity: The State of Hip Hop in 2015, Part 1

Panelists discuss the #BLM movement's influence on hip hop. (10/30/2015)

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Singers gets big break in first major acting role.

Janelle Monáe Discusses Importance of #BlackLivesMatter Movement

The singer and her Wondaland artists speak up for the campaign.

Janelle Monáe Not Feeling 'Classic Man' and 'Fancy' Comparisons

"She steal from us, we steal back," she says of Iggy Azalea.
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