Birth Name: Janelle Monáe Robinson
Birth Place: Kansas City, United States
Years Active: 2003-present
Genres: Pop, Indie Pop, Soul, Afro-punk, Funk, Dance Punk, Hip Hop
Janelle Monáe (born December 1, 1985 in Kansas City as Janelle Monáe Robinson) is a Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer. She is currently signed to the Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. After moving to Atlanta, GA, where she met OutKast's Big Boi, Monáe founded the Wondaland Arts Society with like-minded young artists and made an appearance in the film "Idlewild," where she is featured on the songs "Call the Law" and "In Your Dreams". Big Boi told his friend Sean Combs about Monáe which ultimately lead to her signing to Bad Boy in 2006. In 2007, Monáe released her first solo work, an EP titled "Metropolis." It was originally conceiv...
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