Billboard's Rising Star award come December. The event, also honoring P!nk with the Woman of the Year award, will be held in New York City on December 10th.
recognized for your hard work and passion is always humbling and
encouraging," said Monáe. "I feel honored Billboard has taken note of my
journey in the music industry thus far. I hope by receiving this award
I'm encouraging aspiring acts to stay true to their own artistic visions
and never give up." Billboard's Editorial Director Bill Werde is
just as excited about the upcoming event honoring ESSENCE Festival
alumna. "From her distinctive style to her unexpected collaborations,
Janelle is truly carving her own path in this industry," he said.