This is Janelle Monae, she has an amazing sound ... a new take on old school, like a sort of female James Brown. Anywho, this is her music video "Tightrope" featuring Big Boi (you remember Outkast right?) and you should check it out.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." Steve Jobs