Janelle Monáe

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Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985), known as Janelle Monáe /dʒəˈnɛl moʊˈneɪ/, 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, Monáe 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 Monáe 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.

Her success has also garnered her six Grammy nominations. In March 2012, "We Are Young", the song by the band Fun. on which Monáe makes a guest appearance, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first appearance in the US Top 10. In August 2012, Monáe was chosen as the newest addition to the CoverGirl spokeswomen lineup. On September 10, 2013, Monáe released her second studio album, The Electric Lady, to critical acclaim. Boston City Council named October 16, 2013 "Janelle Monae Day" in the city of Boston in recognition of her artistry and social leadership.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 The ArchAndroid Janelle Monáe 4.5 4
2013 The Electric Lady Janelle Monáe 7


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 We Are Young fun. feat. Janelle Monáe 2
2013 Q.U.E.E.N. Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu 1
2013 Special Education Goodie Mob feat. Janelle Monáe 1
2014 Heroes (Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game) Janelle Monáe 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Tightrope (Remixes) Remix Janelle Monáe 1
2012 We Are Young (Betatraxx remix) Remix fun. feat. Janelle Monáe 1
2012 We Are Young (Alvin Risk remix) Remix fun. feat. Janelle Monáe 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Metropolis: The Chase Suite Janelle Monáe 4 2

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