Janelle Monáe to be Honored as 2018 Trailblazer at ‘Billboard’s ’13th annual Women in Music’ Event


The ‘Make Me Feel’ singer is going to be honored as Billboard’s 2018 Trailblazer at the Women in Music event.

Today, Billboard announced on their social media accounts that they were honoring Janelle Monáe with the trailblazer award on December 6.

The trailblazer award honors women in music that use their platform to break the unimaginable through art. Earlier this year the “I like That” singer released Dirty Computer her third studio album. Dirty Computer was highly acclaimed and peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard 200. It received a high score of 87 from Metacritic.


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With LOVE , from me to you , #DirtyComputer (the album)🤖🙏🏿🌹-JM #linkinbio

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Billboard’s editorial director Jason Lipshutz praised Janelle as a unique artist that has made her stance in the music industry.


“Janelle Monáe’s insatiable drive to incorporate new, untold stories into her artistic projects, while synthesizing classic funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop and rock makes her a truly unique voice. Popular music is more interesting today because Janelle Monáe is part of it.”


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This award is well deserving because Janelle Monáe is the embodiment of art. She has represented and redefined black women in pop culture. Janelle is not afraid to go outside of her comfort zone and take risks. She also used her art to talk more openly about her sexuality. The singer revealed to RollingStone that she was Pansexual.

Congratulations to the Grammy-nominated singer.