Janelle Monae


Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event is set to hold on Dec. 6 in New York City and according to Billboard, Janelle Monáe is one of the people who will be honoured at the said event. Janelle Monáe will accept the trailblazer award.

The Trailblazer award is awarded to a female artist who acts as a music industry pioneer by using her platform to spotlight unheard voices and break ground for future generations of performers.

In the past decade, Monáe has worked to redefine how a black woman can be represented in popular culture. Her album Dirty Computer peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and the record’s sci-fi-inflected accompanying film project of the same name shows she has no limit in exercising her creativity in new ways.



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In the last few months, American singer and songwriter, Janelle Monae has been cast in no less that three screenplays. Most recent of all is her new role in new Disney‘s live-action adaptation Lady and the Tramp.

According to Chicago Tribune, Monae will voice the character Peg, one of the dogs Lady meets when she is taken to the pound.

Lady and the Tramp tells the tale of an American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who becomes separated from her upper-middle-class family. The movie follows the journey of Lady finding love and more.

Janelle Monae will also appear in the Harriet Tubman biopic UglyDolls animated movie, and Welcome to Marwen.



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The 2018 Global Citizen Festival held on Saturday night (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.

The event was attended by Bonang Matheba, Lola Ogunnaike, Pearl Thusi, Naomi Campbell, Maps Maponaye, Al Sharpton, Nomzamo Mbatha, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Katie Holmes, Robert De Niro, and more.

Performers included John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monae, Chris Martin, Cardi B, The Weeknd and more.

Global Citizen Co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans was also in attendance.

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