Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae Brief Biography

Janelle Monae
Janelle MonŠe Robinson (born December 1, 1985), known as Janelle MonŠe , is an American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer signed to Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial EP, The Audition, MonŠe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). The EP had a modest commercial impact, peaking at No. 115 on the Billboard charts in the United States.

In 2010, Janelle MonŠe released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. This album received acclaim from critics and garnered a nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The song "Tightrope" was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the same ceremony. This album was also more successful commercially, officially reaching the number 17 spot on the Billboard Charts.

Janelle Monae News

• Taraji P. Henson crunches numbers for NASA in 'Hidden Figures' movie trailer
• President Obama serenades daughter Malia for her 18th birthday
• Stevie Wonder joins Prince tribute for the BET Awards
• Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay organize fundraiser on Oscar night

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