Monae performs Tightrope for the first time on television during The Late Show with David Letterman to promote her album The ArchAndroid.
Monae sings her hit Tightrope on the White House South lawn. Monae entertains the first family and a crowd of 35,000, there to enjoy the annual Easter Egg Roll.
Monroe is announced to be a celebrity face of CoverGirl.
One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. Becoming a Covergirl is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.
Monae appears on the cover of Essence to discuss her album Electric Lady and keeping her body under wraps.
People don’t ask Jay-Z to take his shirt off when he rhymes. Showing my skin is not what makes me sexy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way.
Monae performs Electric Lady. She is the musical guest with Edward Norton on Saturday Night Live.
Monae gives a performance of Goldfinger during the In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul program.
Monae performs Heroes live on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote her ad campaign for Pepsi called, Now Is What You Make It.
Janelle Monae performs David Bowie’s song Heroes on The Late Show with David Letterman.