Monae was invited to entertain Obama’s 220 guests at the leader’s home during a special event honoring South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on October 13, 2011, and was left stunned when the president and his wife, First Lady Michelle, made a personal request for her to sing her hit song Tightrope.
In related news, Janelle, along with fellow songstress Jill Scott will be the featured performers at the 18th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert, taking place in Oslo, Norway.
This year, the Nobel Peace Prize will honor three women, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman.
2011 has been a huge year for Janelle! Congrats!
Also check out a few flix from Janelle’s November 2011 Essence magazine feature, where she reveals a few of her favorite Black & White looks: