March 01, 2017
She sings like dynamite, owns her own independent record label in conjunction with a major label, is a phenomenal actress, and now many are calling her the best dressed at the Oscars. The Academy Award for this week’s Entourage Woman Crush Wednesday is...Janelle Monáe!
Janelle Monáe was born in Kansas City, Kansas to a janitor and a truck driver. Her passion for performing drove her to New York City and eventually Atlanta, GA where she made her big break with Bad Boy Records in 2005. By 2010, she was nominated for a Grammy. With only four albums, it isn’t her stats that are impressive. It’s her incredible talent and commitment to keeping art creative and challenging.
Most recently, Janelle made a huge splash as an actress in Hidden Figures and Moonlight, both nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Her performances in these movies have been critically acclaimed and, while many fans missed the tuxedo look Monáe has made her own, no one rocked the red carpet harder than Janelle Monáe in an Elie Saab. Someone so fabulous and independent was an easy choice for this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday.