Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe

Highest Rated: 98% Moonlight (2016)

Lowest Rated: 27% UglyDolls (2019)

Birthday: Dec 01, 1985

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Janelle Monáe was never a typical R&B singer. She based her music around a science fiction concept of a dystopian world called "Metropolis," and developed the alter ego of an android, Cindi Mayweather, living in the year 2719. For all the visionary trappings of her music, Monáe was also a straightforward pop singer who fully engaged with the 21st-century pop mainstream, starring in makeup commercials for a major international brand and finding success in the animated cartoon feature "Rio 2" (2014) and period drama "Hidden Figures" (2016). Janelle Monáe Robinson was born on December 1, 1985 in Kansas City, Kansas. As a child, Monáe often lived in her own imaginary world, which would later inspire her music. Monáe moved to New York to study drama at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and also went to a performing arts school called Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. Monáe moved to Atlanta in 2001, where she met her early mentor, rapper and producer Big Boi from OutKast. Founding her own arts collective and record label, Wondaland Arts Society, Monáe self-released her first EP, The Audition. Although The Audition didn't get much exposure, it did bring Monáe to the attention of Sean "Puffy" Combs, who signed her to his Bad Boy label in 2006. There, Monáe began plotting out an ambitious series of concept recordings collectively known as "Metropolis," the story of a runaway android named Cindi Mayweather in the year 2719. First came the EP Metropolis: Suite 1 (The Chase), a critically-acclaimed released that earned Monáe an opening slot for No Doubt in 2009. Monáe kept forging ahead with the Metropolis concept, releasing her full-length debut The ArchAndroid in 2010. Featuring the hit singles "Tightrope" and "Cold War," the acclaimed album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Monáe also won the ASCAP Vanguard Award at the Billboard Music Awards in 2010. In keeping the multimedia reality of modern pop stardom, Monáe then became a spokeswoman for an extensive TV and print ad campaign for CoverGirl, and also appeared in commercials for Sonos Wireless HiFi. Monáe became a bona fide pop star when her guest performance on the song "We Are Young" by the New York alt-rock act Fun. became a number-one hit in 2012. Monáe's second solo album, The Electric Lady, came out in September 2013, continuing the Metropolis storyline and featuring the hit single "Q.U.E.E.N.," with a guest spot by Queen Latifah. She then performed at a "Women of Soul" concert at the White House along with legends Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, and more. In addition to her successful music career, Monáe provided the voice of Dr. Monáe in the animated hit "Rio 2" (2014), and also wrote and performed a song for the soundtrack, "What Is Love." Monae's acting career took a major stride forward with her starring role alongside Octavia Spencer in the '60s-set NASA-based drama "Hidden Figures" (2016). Following a five-year break from music, which she attributed partly to the death of her idol and latter-day mentor Prince, Monáe returned with the album Dirty Computer in April 2018. While doing press for the album, Monáe addressed her sexuality for the first time, declaring herself "pansexual" in an interview with Rolling Stone.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 53% Antebellum Veronica/Eden (Character) - 2020
67% 66% The Glorias Dorothy Pitman Hughes (Character) - 2020
27% 54% UglyDolls Mandy (Voice) $20.1M 2019
73% 97% Harriet Marie (Character) $43M 2019
66% 50% Lady and the Tramp Peg (Voice) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer Jane 57821 (Character) - 2018
34% 48% Welcome to Marwen GI Julie (Character) $10.7M 2018
98% 79% Moonlight Teresa (Character) $27.9M 2016
93% 93% Hidden Figures Mary Jackson (Character) $169.3M 2016
No Score Yet 71% The Past Is a Grotesque Animal Unknown (Character) - 2014
58% 33% Made in America Self - 2013

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer,
Guest
2020-2021 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2021 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
78% 66% Homecoming Jackie/Alex (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019-2020 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020
100% 66% Sex, Explained Narrator 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Austin City Limits Music Performer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer 2018 2013-2014
No Score Yet 63% The Voice Music Performer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2018
72% 76% Electric Dreams Alice (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 64% StarTalk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Talent Theatre Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer,
Guest
2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music Voyager Guest 2016
68% No Score Yet American Idol Music Performer 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance Music Performer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Music Performer 2010
70% 72% Stargate Universe Unknown (Guest Star) 2009

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