Janelle Monáe

Musician + Producer + Singer
Born Dec 1, 1985
Age 29
Genres R&B + Neo-soul + ...
Record Label Atlantic Records

Janelle Monáe is an American R&B/soul musician signed to Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial album, The Audition, Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). The EP failed to make much of a commercial impact, peaking at No. 115 on the Billboard charts in the United States.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Janelle Monáe.


1985 Birth Born on December 1, 1985.


2006 20 Years Old Monáe signed to Bad Boy in 2006. … Read More
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In 2007, Monáe released her first solo work, titled Metropolis. … Read More
The EP was generally well received by critics, garnering Monáe a 2009 Grammy nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her single "Many Moons", festival appearances and opening slots for the indie pop band Of Montreal.
In 2010, Janelle Monáe released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III), a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. … Read More
2011 25 Years Old Monáe performed at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2011 alongside artists Bruno Mars and B.o.B; Monáe performed the synth section of B.o.B's song "Nothin' On You" and she then performed her track "Cold War" with B.o.B on the guitar and Mars on the drums. … Read More
In March 2012, "We Are Young", the song by the band Fun on which Monáe makes a guest appearance, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first appearance in the US Top 10.
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