Janelle Monae will sing during New York Fashion Week

Janelle Monae will sing a 'live soundtrack' for designer Rebecca Minkoff's runway show. Janelle Monae has an upcoming album titled 'The Electric Lady.'

  • close
    Janelle Monae will perform at Rebecca Minkoff's fashion show at New York City's Lincoln Center.
    Adrienne Battistella/Essence/AP
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption

Models on Rebecca Minkoff's New York Fashion Week runway will be strutting to the live music of Janelle Monae.

Monae will sing at Friday's show at Lincoln Center as part of "American Express Unstaged," a program that pairs artists and makes their collaborations available through digital media, including a live stream from the catwalk.

Minkoff and Monae will share behind-the-scenes preparations on Instagram. During the show, viewers at home can get an insider perspective with a backstage camera and live photo feed.

Monae, herself a CoverGirl model, has a new album called "The Electric Lady" that will be released Sept. 10.

Minkoff will be showing her collection for next spring.


We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.