The 2011 Grammy Nominations have been announced! Eminem leads the pack with 10 nominations at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. But our women aren’t doing so bad! Rihanna scored 6 nods, while Alicia Keys and Fantasia have 3 nominations. Monica, Sade, Janelle Monae and Beyonce are all up for two awards, while Jazmine Sullivan and […]

Prince held a press conference at Harlem’s Apollo Theater to announce “Welcome 2 America,” beginning in December 2010. The tour will feature artists such as Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding and Cassandra Wilson. “Bring your friends, bring your children,” Prince told the audience, “and bring foot spray, because it’s going to be funky.” “Come […]

Elle Magazine is celebrating it's 25th anniversary with its October issue by profiling 25 "game-changing" women who are also in their twenties. Gabourey Sidibe and Janelle Monae made the cut, and Sidibe even scored one of the four different covers.


July 30th is the unofficial date that cheesecake lovers the world over celebrate National Cheesecake Day.

Janelle Monáe’s masculine wardrobe, consisting of a black suit, tie, and saddle shoes, has some questioning her sexuality. Music’s newest darling is addressing the rumors.

You can hear her serve up a refreshing, ice-cold cover of Hot Chocolate’s 1980 jam “Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy” throughout.

The black-and-white video features the pint-size singer spitting a few lyrics of her own.

In her music, 24-year-old singer Janelle Monae fuses fantasy and funk - and the same goes for her fashion. The artist, who is her own stylist, loves to give boyish suits girlie touches and draws her inspiration from the most imaginative places.

She says, "Don’t get too high over the praises and accolades or too low over opinions or critiques."

She gave a rousing performance of “Tightrope” that saw her shuffle around, whip off her jacket and then finally don a robe, James Brown-style. Letterman even coaxed Diddy to come on stage.


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Singer Janelle Monae covers the latest issue of Honey Magazine. Inside she talks about her style, dating and being signed to Diddy. What does your closet look like? Is the tux really your daily uniform? “Exactly like that. I bathe in it, I swim in it, and I could be buried in it. A tux […]