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Janelle Monáe      

Award-Winning R&B & Soul Musician

Janelle Monáe Robinson is an American recording artist, record producer, actress and model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, "The Audition," she publicly debuted with a conceptual EP titled "Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)," which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

In 2010, Monáe released her critically acclaimed first full-length studio album, "The ArchAndroid," a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. The album received critical acclaim and garnered a Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The song "Tightrope" was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the same ceremony. With this industry recognition, the album has also been more successful commercially, officially reaching the number 17 spot on the Billboard 200.

Monáe's music has garnered her six Grammy Award nominations. In March 2012, "We Are Young" by Fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest vocalist, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first appearance in the US Top 10. In August 2012, Monáe became a CoverGirl spokeswoman. On September 10, 2013, she released her second studio album, "The Electric Lady," to critical acclaim.

Boston City Council named October 16, 2013 "Janelle Monáe Day" in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, in recognition of her artistry and social leadership. In 2016, she had major roles in two feature films, "Hidden Figures" and "Moonlight," for which she received widespread praise. Both films received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, with "Moonlight" winning the award at the 89th Academy Awards.

Monáe opened up about her pansexuality in recent years, and remains an admired celebrity of color and advocate for the LGBTQ community.

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Work it, girl! R&B songstress Janelle Monae stopped the show with an incredibly sexy live version of her hit 'Yoga' with Jidenna at this year's BET Awards.

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“I've always spoken out about what it means to be 'the other,' ” says Janelle Monae, seated on a plush vintage couch in the New York offices of A24, the film ...

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Janelle Monáe, who stars in the new NASA flick “Hidden Figures,'' shows off her heavenly body at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the February issue of ...

At Golden Globes, Janelle Monae addresses Kim Burrell controversy

BEVERLY HILLS — The mood was triumphant when the Moonlight cast came backstage after the film won best drama at the Golden Globes, but Janelle Monae  ...

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