Janelle Monae (born December 1, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer.
Janelle MonŠe is currently signed to the Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records.
Janelle first introduced herself to the music scene with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which gained her a Grammy nomination for her track "Many Moons". The EP failed to make much of an impact commercially peaking at 115 in the United States.
In 2010 Janelle released her first studio album, The ArchAndroid (Suites II
and III), a concept album sequel to her first EP. It was released to general
acclaim from critics and gained a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B
Album; the song "Tightrope" was also nominated for "Best Urban/Alternative
Performance". Janelle MonŠe's album also made more of an impact commercially,
peaking at number 17 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
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