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Birth Name:
Janelle Monáe Robinson

Born:
Janelle Monáe

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Janelle Monáe

Biography

Growing up, Janelle Monáe (born Janelle Robinson) felt constrained by the limited resources offered to her in her greater Kansas City, Kansas home. When she finished high school, she moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with the intention of pursuing musical theater, but in 2004, after performing in a couple of off-Broadway shows and realizing there weren't roles available to her that she wanted, she moved to Atlanta to try her luck there. She soon joined a band and began touring the local college circuit, where she eventually got in touch with her future partners in Wondaland Arts Society (a collective/label that looked to promote experimental arts) as well as OutKast's Big Boi. The rapper was so impressed by what he heard that of her he put two of her songs on his 2005 compilation Got Purp?, Vol. 2. Monáe also showed up on OutKast's 2006 soundtrack, Idlewild, even appearing in the video for "Morris Brown."

Top Albums

Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu) [Remixes], Janelle Monáe
1. Q.U.E.E.N. (..
The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe
2. The Electric..
The ArchAndroid, Janelle Monáe
3. The ArchAndr..
The ArchAndroid (Deluxe), Janelle Monáe
4. The ArchAndr..
Metropolis: The Chase Suite, Janelle Monáe
5. Metropolis: ..
Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Fantastic Edition), Janelle Monáe
6. Metropolis: ..
Lettin Go - Single, Janelle Monáe
7. Lettin Go - ..
Tightrope (Remixes), Janelle Monáe
8. Tightrope (R..
Violet Stars Happy Hunting! - Single, Janelle Monáe
9. Violet Stars..
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) [Alvin Risk Remix] - Single, Fun.
10. We Are Young..
Tightrope (Solo Version) - Single, Janelle Monáe
11. Tightrope (S..
Tightrope (Wondamix) [feat. B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco] - Single, Janelle Monáe
12. Tightrope (W..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Dance ApocalypticElectric Lady3:25$1.29
2.
PrimeTime (feat. Miguel)Electric Lady4:40$1.29
3.
Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu)Electric Lady5:10$1.29
4.
Givin Em What They Love (feat. Princ..Electric Lady4:26$1.29
5.
Electric Lady (feat. Solange)Electric Lady5:08$1.29
6.
Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)ArchAndroid (Deluxe)4:22$1.29
7.
Can't Live Without Your LoveElectric Lady3:54$1.29
8.
Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (feat. Espera..Electric Lady4:15$1.29
9.
What An ExperienceElectric Lady4:41$1.29
10.
We Were Rock n' RollElectric Lady4:19$1.29
11.
It's CodeElectric Lady4:05$1.29
12.
Look Into My EyesElectric Lady2:18$1.29
13.
VictoryElectric Lady4:12$1.29
14.
Sally RideElectric Lady4:08$1.29
15.
Cold WarArchAndroid3:23$1.29
16.
Ghetto WomanElectric Lady4:46$1.29
17.
Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)ArchAndroid4:22$1.29
18.
Tightrope (Solo Version)Tightrope (Solo Version) - ..4:24$1.29
19.
Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu) [Soli..Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Ba..4:22$1.29
20.
Suite IV: Electric OvertureElectric Lady1:37$1.29
21.
Many MoonsMetropolis: The Chase Suite5:27$1.29
22.
Suite V: Electric OvertureElectric Lady2:20$1.29
23.
Tightrope (Wondamix) [feat. B.o.B an..Tightrope (Wondamix) [feat...3:22$1.29
24.
Dance or Die (feat. Saul Williams)ArchAndroid3:12$1.29
25.
Lettin Go! (Album Version)Lettin Go - Single4:29$0.99

Top Music Videos

Tightrope (feat. Big Boi), Janelle Monáe
1. Tightrope (fea..
Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu), Janelle Monáe
2. Q.U.E.E.N. (fe..
Many Moons (Extended Version), Janelle Monáe
3. Many Moons (Ex..
Dance Apocalyptic, Janelle Monáe
4. Dance Apocalyp..
Open Happiness, Cee Lo Green, Brendon Urie, Patrick Stump, Janelle Monáe & Travis McCoy
5. Open Happiness
Tightrope (Wondamix) [Feat. B.o.B & Lupe Fiasco], Janelle Monáe
6. Tightrope (Won..
Cold War, Janelle Monáe
7. Cold War
Sincerely Jane (Live from The Blender Theater), Janelle Monáe
8. Sincerely Jane..
Violet Stars Happy Hunting! (Live from The Blender Theater), Janelle Monáe
9. Violet Stars H..
Be Still (feat. Janelle Monáe), Big Boi
10. Be Still (feat..
Open Happiness (Making of), Brendon Urie, Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monáe, Patrick Stump & Travis McCoy
11. Open Happiness..


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