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Janelle Monáe

About

Janelle Monáe Robinson (; born December 1, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, science-fiction author and actress. She is signed to Atlantic Records, as well as to her 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 her artistry and activism.

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 her 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. Monáe's 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.In 2016, Monáe made her theatrical film debut in two high-profile productions; Monáe starred in Hidden Figures as NASA mathematician and aerospace engineer Mary Jackson, and also starred in Moonlight. Hidden Figures was a box office success, while Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 89th annual ceremony.

Monáe's third studio album, Dirty Computer, also described as a concept album, was released in 2018 to widespread critical acclaim; it was chosen as the best album of the year by several publications, its short film earned a Hugo Award nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form, and it earned Monáe two nominations at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 and was further promoted by Monáe's Dirty Computer Tour, which lasted from June to August 2018. In April 2022, Harper Voyager published Monáe's first cyberpunk story collection, The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories From Dirty Computer, based on the album.

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June 27, 2022

Janelle Monáe flips off US Supreme Court during 2022 BET Awards telecast

“Fuck you, Supreme Court,” they said in presenting the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist The post Janelle Monáe flips off US Supreme Court during 2022 BET Awards telecast appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2022

JoJo Siwa Breaks Down Everything She Will (And Won’t) Try With New Docuseries ‘JoJo Goes’

The star also recalls how she helped Janelle Monáe with a lipstick mishap during WeHo Pride.

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June 16, 2022

15 Songs That Celebrate Bisexuality: Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Janelle Monáe & More

From Kehlani to Frank Ocean and beyond, here are 15 bisexual anthems to add to your Pride Month playlist.

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June 6, 2022

West Hollywood Out Loud Raising Our Voices Music Festival Includes Cardi B, Jessie J, Lil’ Kim & More | Billboard News

West Hollywood celebrated the start of pride month with the Out Loud Raising Our Voices music festival which featured artists like Cardi B, Lil’ Kim, Jessie J, Jojo Siwa, Janelle Monáe, Marina and The Diamonds, and more!

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May 5, 2022

Janelle Monáe to play Josephine Baker in WW2 series ‘De La Resistance’

It will focus on Baker’s role as a spy for the French Resistance The post Janelle Monáe to play Josephine Baker in WW2 series ‘De La Resistance’ appeared first on NME.

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May 5, 2022

Janelle Monáe Set to Play Josephine Baker in 'De La Resistance' TV Series

Janelle Monáe has been cast as entertainer and World War II spy Josephine Baker for the TV series 'De La Resistance.' A24 and Monáe’s Wondaland will produce.

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May 4, 2022

Janelle Monáe to Play Josephine Baker in New A24 TV Series

The forthcoming De La Resistance will focus on Baker’s work as a spy for the allies during the French resistance, as well as her role as a performer and jazz icon

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May 4, 2022

Janelle Monáe to Star as ‘My Hero’ Josephine Baker in Upcoming TV Series

De La Resistance focuses on trailblazing entertainer's turn as a French Resistance spy during World War 2

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May 3, 2022

Met Gala 2022 Photos: Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers, Kacey Musgraves, and More

Here’s what Anderson .Paak, Janelle Monáe, Jack Harlow, and others wore to the event themed around gilded glamour

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April 22, 2022

Janelle Monáe Comes Out as Non-Binary During 'Red Table Talk' Interview: 'I Am Everything'

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter opened up about her gender identity during a recent episode of the 'Red Table Talk' with Jada Pinkett Smith.

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April 21, 2022

Janelle Monáe Shares Non-Binary Identification: ‘So Much Bigger Than He or She’

"That opens you up to fall in love with any beautiful spirit," she said about her gender identity

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April 21, 2022

Janelle Monáe Comes Out as Non-Binary: ‘I Am Everything’

"I just don’t see myself as a woman, solely. I feel all of my energy," the singer said in the new episode of 'Red Table Talk'

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December 3, 2021

Janelle Monáe announces short story collection based on ‘Dirty Computer’ songs

A synopsis boasts that ‘The Memory Librarian’ will expand “the Afrofuturistic world of [Monáe’s] critically acclaimed album” The post Janelle Monáe announces short story collection based on ‘Dirty Computer’ songs appeared first on NME.

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July 8, 2021

Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monáe, and King Gizzard Drop Out of Bonnaroo 2021

Khruangbin and Rüfüs Du Sol join the lineup for the Tennessee fest, which takes place in September

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July 2, 2021

First Out: New Music from Isaac Dunbar, Janelle Monáe, Snow Tha Product & More

Pride Month has officially come to an end, but the new music from your favorite queer artists is still coming out. Billboard Pride is here to help with First Out, our weekly roundup of some of the best new music releases from LGBTQ artists.

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July 2, 2021

Janelle Monáe Shares New Song “Stronger”: Listen

From the new Netflix series We the People

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April 21, 2021

‘Drag Race’ Star Olivia Lux Is Ready to ‘Reclaim the Word Diva’ With Her New Playlist

Olivia created a special playlist for Billboard featuring some of her favorite divas, including Doja Cat, Janelle Monáe, Jessie J, Ciara and more.

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February 10, 2021

Oscars 2021 Best Original Song and Score shortlists announced: Janelle Monáe, Trent Reznor, Celeste and more

Plus H.E.R., Sacha Baron Cohen and Ludwig Göransson, among others The post Oscars 2021 Best Original Song and Score shortlists announced: Janelle Monáe, Trent Reznor, Celeste and more appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout)

September 24, 2021

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Stronger (from the Netflix Series "We The People")

July 2, 2021

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Turntables (from the Amazon Original Movie "All In: The Fight for Democracy")

September 8, 2020

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That's Enough (from "Lady and the Tramp")

November 29, 2019

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Spotify Singles

November 14, 2018

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I Like That (Easy Star All-Stars & Michael Goldwasser Reggae Remix)

November 9, 2018

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Pynk (feat. Grimes) [King Topher Remix]

October 19, 2018

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I Like That (Naxxos Remix)

August 24, 2018

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I Like That (Fabich Remix)

August 17, 2018

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Dirty Computer

April 27, 2018

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Make Me Feel (KC Lights Remix)

April 25, 2018

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Make Me Feel (Kaskade Remixes)

April 6, 2018

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Make Me Feel (EDX Dubai Skyline Remix)

April 5, 2018

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Yoga

March 31, 2015

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What Is Love Remixes

April 8, 2014

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Dance Apocalyptic Remixes

March 10, 2014

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What Is Love

March 4, 2014

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Primetime Remixes

February 25, 2014

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Heroes (Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game)

January 1, 2014

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The Electric Lady

September 6, 2013

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Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu) [Remixes]

September 3, 2013

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Tightrope

August 31, 2010

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Tightrope (Remixes)

July 20, 2010

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Tightrope (Wondamix) [feat. B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco]

June 21, 2010

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The ArchAndroid

May 17, 2010

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Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)

August 12, 2008

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Metropolis Suite I "the Chase"

September 24, 2007

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Metropolis Suite I "The Chase"

August 25, 2007

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Violet Stars Happy Hunting! (Maxi-Single)

June 1, 2007

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Lettin Go (Single)

January 1, 2006

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