Style icon of this month: Janelle Monáe. American black singer, songwriter and dancer. She study theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy 'cause her original plan was to pursue a career on Broadway, but she soon changed her mind and returned to music, an art form which, according to her, has the potential to change the world.
After NYC founded the Wondaland Arts Society with like-minded young artists and in 2007 she signing with Bad Boy Records of Sean "Diddy" Combs's label.
August 2008 her label presented "Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)" and this EP was generally well-received by critics, garnering Monáe a 2009 Grammy nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her single "Many Moons", festival appearances and opening slots for the indie pop band Of Montreal.
Monáe also toured as the opening act for band No Doubt on their summer 2009 tour.
In a November 2009 interview, Monáe revealed the title and concept behind her album, "The ArchAndroid". The album was released on 18 May 2010.
In 2010 she receive the Vanguard Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers at the Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
She's got Style! Oooh yessa!