Janelle MonáeBorn 1 December 1985
Janelle Monáe Biography (Wikipedia)
Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer. Monáe is signed to Atlantic Records, as well as to their own imprint, the Wondaland Arts Society. Monáe has received eight Grammy Award nominations. Monáe won an MTV Video Music Award and the ASCAP Vanguard Award in 2010. Monáe was also honored with the Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award in 2015 and the Trailblazer of the Year Award in 2018. In 2012, Monáe became a CoverGirl spokesperson. Boston City Council named October 16, 2013 "Janelle Monáe Day" in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, in recognition of their artistry and social leadership.
Monáe's musical career began in 2003 upon releasing a demo album titled The Audition. In 2007, Monáe publicly debuted with a conceptual EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). It peaked at number two on the US Top Heatseekers chart, and in 2010, through Bad Boy Records, Monáe released a first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album and sequel to their first EP. In 2011, Monáe was featured as a guest vocalist on fun.'s single "We Are Young", which achieved major commercial success, topping the charts of more than ten countries and garnering Monáe a wider audience. Their second studio album, The Electric Lady, was released in 2013 and debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, serving as the fourth and fifth installments of the seven-part Metropolis concept series.
- Janelle Monáe talks Prince, Black Panther & Time’s Uphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061zrqv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061zrqv.jpg2018-03-22T15:35:00.000ZJanelle Monáe talks to Annie Mac about Prince, Black Panther, Time’s Up and about whether she’d consider going into politics.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p061znf0
Janelle Monáe talks Prince, Black Panther & Time’s Up
- “I still feel his spirit” – Janelle Monáe on Princehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045t4jw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045t4jw.jpg2018-03-21T11:25:00.000ZIn this clip Janelle speaks to Annie about the man behind the music, and how his search for perfection and authenticity have influenced her attitude to work and creativity.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p061txmd
“I still feel his spirit” – Janelle Monáe on Prince
- “I knew I needed to make this” - Janelle Monáe discusses the vision behind her latest albumhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061prbc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061prbc.jpg2018-03-21T10:35:00.000ZAnnie Mac speaks with Janelle to hear about the concepts, inspiration and message behind her incredible new album, Dirty Computer.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p061trm6
“I knew I needed to make this” - Janelle Monáe discusses the vision behind her latest album
- “I love speaking about the Black experience." US singer and actress JANELLE MONAE on her new album 'Dirty Computer'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061450f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p061450f.jpg2018-03-14T14:32:00.000ZUS singer/rapper and actress JANELLE MONAE talks about her new album 'Dirty Computer.'https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0613fw6
“I love speaking about the Black experience." US singer and actress JANELLE MONAE on her new album 'Dirty Computer'
- Janelle Monae In Conversation With Gilleshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bglg7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bglg7.jpg2013-06-18T20:04:00.000ZGilles is joined by US R&B singer, Janelle Monae.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01bglgc
Janelle Monae In Conversation With Gilles
- Janelle Monae chats to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bccwc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bccwc.jpg2013-06-13T13:00:00.000ZJanelle Monae chats to Jo Whiley about her new album The Electric Lady.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01bccwm
Janelle Monae chats to Jo Whiley
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