Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Janelle Monae, Billboard's Rising Star, Wants to 'Cultivate a Movement'

Janelle Monae, Billboard's Rising Star, Wants to 'Cultivate a Movement'

Recognizing both her critical and commercial acclaim, Monáe will be honored as Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013 at the Billboard Women in Music event on Dec. 10 at the Capitale in New York. Monáe will join P!nk, who will be feted with this year’s Woman of the Year accolade. Billboard spoke with Monáe the weekend she opened BET’s Black Girls Rock! special.

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