THA Names Janelle Monàe

Ninth Annual Hat Person of the Year

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Congratulations to the one and only Janelle Monàe, who was voted 2019 Hat Person of the Year in a global online poll conducted by The Headwear Association (THA). Her devoted fan base united, casting their votes and propelling Monàe to a landslide victory over British Royalty, a Super Bowl MVP and even the legendary J Lo.


Monàe received more than half of the votes in an online poll (54%), beating out American Rapper, Cardi B (13%); American actress and singer, Jennifer Lopez (13%); Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle (10%); American Rapper and Charttopper, Lil Nas X (5%); and Von Miller, Superbowl MVP and NFL linebacker for the Denver Broncos (5%).

Janelle Monàe is the ninth annual recipient of Hat Person of the Year.

Previous Hat Person of the Year winners include: Lady Gaga, Prince, Pharrell Williams; Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton; Johnny Depp; Brad Pitt; Kate Moss and Al Roker.

The Headwear Association is an 111-year old trade association, the oldest in the fashion industry. Our mission is to promote hats and the headwear industry throughout the world, and to foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry.

Every year, The Headwear Association asks headwear aficionados to name one style denizen Hat Person of the Year. This year Janelle Monàe won with an overwhelming majority of the votes, and her headwear choices continue to amaze and inspire us all.

The 2019 Hat Person of the Year Nominees were:

Jennifer Lopez, Janelle Monáe, Von Miller, Lil Nas X, Cardi B and Meghan Markle.

Previous Winners

8th Annual Hat Person of the Year: LADY GAGA

7th Annual Hat Person of the Year : PRINCE

6th Annual Hat Person of the Year: AL ROKER

5th Annual Hat Person of the Year: PHARRELL WILLIAMS

4th Annual Hat Person of the Year: KATE MOSS

3rd Annual Hat Person of the Year: KATE MIDDLETON

2nd Annual Hat Person of the year: BRAD PIT

1st Annual Hat Person of the Year: JOHNNY DEPP