BLACK VOICES
01/04/2013 03:54 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Janelle Monae ELLE Canada Cover: Singer Tweets Excitement About The Honor (PHOTO)

Being selected to grace the cover of ELLE magazine is a huge deal, one reserved for some of the world's biggest celebs, like Octavia Spencer, Solange Knowles and Gabourey Sidibe. Well, now singer Janelle Monae can add her name to the star-studded list.

The 26-year-old entertainer is the official cover girl for the February 2013 issue of ELLE Canada. Dressed in her signature black-and-white menswear threads and pompadour 'do, which she calls "The Monáe," Janelle strikes a pose with a look of astonishment on her face.

"The ArchAndroid" singer took to Twitter to share her excitement about the news, writing:

Never had this happen before. I'm very thankful. My 1st cover of ELLE magazine. @ellecanada Sending love #febissue twitter.com/JanelleMonae/s…

— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) January 3, 2013

But Janelle shouldn't look so surprised on the cover. After all, she just capped off 2012 with a CoverGirl contract, landed a sweet endorsement deal with Sonos (we love that commercial) and snagged a few Grammy nominations for her "We Are Young" collaboration with indie rock group Fun. It looks like 2013 is shaping up to be just as fab!

Check out Janelle's ELLE Canada cover and a look at her unique style in the slideshow below.
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