Janelle Monae

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Janelle Monae is an American singer and songwriter born in 1985 in Kansas City, Kansas. Monae has released the albums Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), The ArchAndroid, and The Electric Lady. Her most successful singles include Open Happiness, Many Moons, Q.U.E.E.N., PrimeTime, and Victory. Monae has earned accolades such as a NAACP Image Award, Soul Train Award, and MTV Music Award.

29 Mar, 2013

Essence cover

Magazine Cover

monaeMonae 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.

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