Janelle Monae has become the latest face of CoverGirl.

The 'Tightrope' singer will appear in the new campaign for the cosmetics company and the ads will debut in the September issue of Vogue next week.

She said in a press release: ''I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.''

Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and general manager of the brand, called Janelle ''a true force of energy'' and added: ''We're elated and can't wait to show the world another dimension of her artistic 'superpowers' as a member of our CoverGirl family.''

Last week, singer Pink was also announced as a new face of CoverGirl, joining the likes of Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore, Ellen Degeneres and Queen Latifah as one of the beauty brand's spokespeople.

Pink said: ''Joining a group of women who have always inspired me - to laugh out loud, let my guard down, or play around with my beauty look - is such an honour.

''I have a lot to celebrate. I called my new album 'The Truth About Love', and the truth is that I have my beautiful family and baby girl, my new music and now my partnership with CoverGirl to love.''