Soulful siren Janelle Monae has been flying under the pop radar for some time. Though the Bad Boy signee has been touring all over the country for more than a year now, it was just last night that she got the kind of exposure that could push her to superstardom. In her trademark white and black uniform, Monae and her Wonderland Arts Society brought “Tightrope,” her funky single about making it through tough times, to ABC’s ratings monster Dancing with the Stars. Shimmying across the stage like James Brown, Monae obviously won over a few million new fans. Check out the performance after the jump.

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