Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe



Janelle Monáe Robinson (/əˈnɛl mˈn/;[9] born December 1, 1985)[10] is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, The Audition, she publicly debuted with a conceptual EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.[11]

In 2010, Monáe released her critically acclaimed first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. With this industry recognition, the album has also been more successful commercially, officially reaching the number 17 spot on the Billboard 200.[12][13] In March 2012, "We Are Young" by Fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest vocalist, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first appearance in the US top 10. In August 2012, Monáe became a CoverGirl spokeswoman. On September 10, 2013, she released her second studio album, The Electric Lady, to critical acclaim. Boston City Council named October 16, 2013 "Janelle Monáe Day" in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, in recognition of her artistry and social leadership. In 2016, she had major roles in two feature films, Hidden Figures and Moonlight, for which she received widespread praise.

Her upcoming third studio album Dirty Computer will be released on April 27, 2018.[14][15][16] "Django Jane" and "Make Me Feel" were released as the album's first two singles on February 22, 2018.[16] Monáe's music has garnered her six Grammy Award nominations.



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Make Me Feel
Make Me Feel is a song by musical artist Janelle Monáe, released on February 22, 2018.
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Django Jane
Django Jane is a song by musical artist Janelle Monáe, released on February 21, 2018.
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
The ArchAndroid
The ArchAndroid is the second studio album and major label debut by American recording artist Janelle Monáe, released on May 18, 2010, by Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy Records.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira Bond at Janelle Monáe’s Fem the Future Brunch
  –  March 4, 2018
Oscar week is full of power lunches, and Janelle Monáe was among those making the rounds again this year, after the “Moonlight” magic of 2017. The singer and actress hosted her own brunch at Catch LA in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon to celebrate ...
Janelle Monáe Fem the Future Pre-Oscars Brunch
  –  March 4, 2018
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. Janelle Monáe, Lupita Nyong'o, and Danai Gurira Prove Sisterhood Is Power at Pre-Oscars Brunch When musician and actor Janelle Monáe put out a request to work with more women a ...
Ava DuVernay, Dee Rees, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira celebrate at Janelle Monáe's Fem the Future brunch
  –  March 4, 2018
“We come in peace, but we mean business,” singer, actress and activist Janelle Monáe repeated Friday afternoon at an intimate brunch in West Hollywood. They were the same words she shared at the 2018 Grammys earlier this year. “We’re here,” she ...
Janelle Monáe, Lupita Nyong'o, and Danai Gurira Prove Sisterhood Is Power at Pre-Oscars Brunch
  –  March 3, 2018
When musician and actor Janelle Monáe put out a request to work with more women a few years ago, the response she got jolted her. "I got back a list [of names] that was so tiny, it was just unbelievable," she told the room at her Fem the Future pre-Oscars ...
Janelle Monae Threw the Ultimate Power Brunch
  –  March 3, 2018
A little over a week after releasing one of the sexiest music videos in recent history, Janelle Monae threw an uber-chic power brunch for her grassroots organization Fem the Future, which advocates for women in the entertainment industry. The singer ...
Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel Video
  –  March 3, 2018
Janelle Monae emulates an eighties feel with her latest single 'Make Me Feel', which now comes alongside an equally vibrant video directed by Alan Ferguson from her forthcoming album and 'emotion picture 'Dirty Computer'. There's a very classic funk edge ...
Down the Procurement Pub With eWorld, Fusion 21, Modern Slavery and Janelle Monáe
  –  March 2, 2018
Janelle Monáe has always been an interesting artist, but that “interesting” has sometimes meant “not the easiest music to actual listen to”. However, if you will forgive the bad language here (please don’t listen if the “f” word offends), th ...
“Make Me Feel” music video shows Janelle Monae’s confident and alluring attitude
  –  March 2, 2018
Janelle Monae’s recently released music video for her new song, “Make Me Feel,” is a fierce music video for a fierce singer. Monae’s video engages viewers right from the start by emphasizing Monae’s distinctive personality and with a progressive ...
Award-Winning Musician-Actor-Activist Janelle Monáe Joins Forces With Belvedere Vodka In Multi-Year Collaboration
  –  March 2, 2018
"When I sat down with the Belvedere team, it was incredible to realize that they shared my passions of philanthropy, community and the desire to uplift others," said Janelle Monáe. "I'm thrilled to be partnering with the brand on some very exciting ...
Janelle Monae, Tiffany Haddish + More Gather at 9th Annual Oscars Sistahs Soiree [PHOTOS]
  –  March 2, 2018
The 9th Annual Oscars Sistahs Soiree hit Hollywood Wednesday night (February 28), and the movie industry's leading women of color gathered for an intimate cocktail party and dinner to celebrate representation for and solidarity among black actresses and ...
Tessa Thompson Addresses Janelle Monae Relationship Rumors
  –  March 2, 2018
Speculation over a possible relationship between Janelle Monae and Dear White People actor Tessa Thompson spiked since the singer dropped visuals for “Make Me Feel.” Although it’s being dubbed as a bisexual anthem, Thompson suggested that it was ...
Janelle Monae & Tiffany Haddish Step Out for Essence's Oscars Luncheon
  –  March 2, 2018
Janelle Monae, Tiffany Haddish, and Sonequa Martin-Green hit the carpet at the 2018 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Oscars Luncheon on Thursday (March 1) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Some of the other stars who attended ...
Here’s Why Janelle Monáe Is Set to Dominate 2018
  –  March 1, 2018
An Afro-Futurist pop star? A political activist? An android from the year 2719? Ever since Janelle Monáe Robinson first travelled back in time and introduced us to her “Wondaland” in 2007, the self-proclaimed “High Funkstress” has cast a spell ...
Moisturizers That Celebs Like Janelle Monáe Use on the Red Carpet
  –  March 1, 2018
When it comes to the red carpet, healthy skin is essential. Days (or even weeks) prior to the award ceremony, celebrities start to prep their skin in anticipation for the bright lights and flashing cameras. The calendars of top facialists like Shani Darden ...
This Is What Janelle Monae Could Look Like As Batgirl
  –  March 1, 2018
The internet is already envisioning a Janelle Monae Batgirl, and now you can get a glimpse of what that might look like. It all started when Black Panther writer Roxane Gay showed interest in writing the Batgirl film on social media after Joss Whedon ...
Spirit Awards: Timothee Chalamet, Janelle Monae, Robert Pattinson Round Out Presenters List
  –  February 28, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Film Independent has announced the final batch of presenters set to take the stage at the 33rd edition of the Independent Spirit Awards, which IFC will air live Saturday at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET. Film Independent also said that Sunflower Bean will be ...
Janelle Monae collaborated with Prince on ‘Dirty Computer’ album
  –  February 28, 2018
It was hardly a secret that the late, legendary Prince and superstar songstress Janelle Monae formed a powerful and mutual admiration. But little was known about how Monae’s late mentor, the prodigiously talented Prince, served as a sounding board and ...
Monáe Stimulates Senses in Video for “Make Me Feel”
  –  February 28, 2018
In preparation for her upcoming album, Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe released two songs, “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane,” each accompanied by its own music video. “Make Me Feel” is Monáe’s funkier song of the two, and the music video going ...
Janelle Monae Worked With Prince On Forthcoming
  –  February 28, 2018
(Radio.com) Prince lives on in Janelle Monae's forthcoming album, Dirty Computer. The late singer assisted Monae on the project, and his influence is felt on her infectious new single "Make Me Feel." "Prince actually was working on the album with me before ...
Prince was heavily involved in Janelle Monáe’s forthcoming Dirty Computer
  –  February 28, 2018
“It was futuristic and so so good,” Paris wrote. “Last night I hear Janelle Monae’s new song. As soon as the synth came in, I went, ‘Oh shit! That’s it!’ He gave that to her.” So it turns out that Prince did the music on the new Janelle ...
Prince Collaborated With Janelle Monáe On Her New Album
  –  February 27, 2018
Janelle Monae has revealed that her late mentor Prince served as a sounding board and collaborator on her upcoming album “Dirty Computer,” reports Billboard. The two have a long history of mutual admiration, dating back to at least 2010 when Monáe ...
Janelle Monáe Should Be on Every Red Carpet
  –  February 27, 2018
Janelle Monáe is already having what many would consider to be a good year. Last week, she dropped two music videos from her upcoming album, Dirty Computer, that nearly resulted in the collapse of Twitter. The album is her first in five years, and as she ...
So that's why Janelle Monáe's new single sounds so much like Prince
  –  February 27, 2018
Janelle Monáe performs with Prince at the Mohegan Sun Arena in December 2013 Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage The funky, sensual rhythms of Janelle Monáe’s “Make Me Feel” single, off the upcoming Dirty Computer, are so reminiscent of Prince that fans ...
Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, Janelle Monae and More Stun at 'A Wrinkle in Time' Premiere
  –  February 27, 2018
Kevin Winter/Getty Images While the cast shined in blue and purple hues, both singer Janelle Monae and the film's director, Ava DuVernay, looked absolutely radiant in bright pink ensembles. Monae couldn't be missed on the carpet in her stunning fuschia ...
Singles Club: Janelle Monáe is the rightful heir to Prince’s funk throne on ‘Make Me Feel’
  –  February 27, 2018
This week, Janelle Monáe makes a dazzling return with her funk-filled ... By all accounts this was done with Prince’s blessing and I’m glad Monae’s carrying the funky baton, but hearing it just makes me want to listen to ‘Kiss’ straight afterwards.
Prince Worked on Janelle Monae’s Album Before His Death
  –  February 26, 2018
Last week, Janelle Monáe released two opulent videos for “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel.” The latter song sounds like something Prince would've written during his heyday. Well, come to found out, the late musician actually did work on the song.
Prince Was Helping Janelle Monaé Create Her Upcoming Album ‘Dirty Computer’ Before He Died
  –  February 26, 2018
Prince had released four albums in just two years been working with his band 3rdeyegirl, and as it turns out, still found time to help Janelle Monaé assemble her upcoming album Dirty Computer. In a new interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Monaé ...


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