8 Things to Know about Janelle Monáe

Celebrities / 8 months ago

Janelle Monáe, the 33-year-old singer/actress that takes our breath away every time she steps out in a signature tuxedo, took the world by storm with her Grammys performance. While this isn’t her first time at the award show, she’s definitely racking up a wider fan base because of it. So for all your newbies, here’s the scoop on our queen.

 

 

1. Janelle attended the American Musical and dramatic Academy in NYC to study drama.

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2. She moved to Atlanta in 2001, where Big Boi became her mentor.

 

 

3. Her demo album, The Audition, was released in 2003.

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4. Seven years later she released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid.

 

 

5. Janelle’s big screen debut was in the 2014 film, Rio 2.

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6. Her next two films were the critically acclaimed Moonlight and Hidden Figures in 2016.

 

 

7. As of 2015, Monáe’s independent label, Wondaland Arts Society, partnered with Epic Records and revamped to Wondaland Records.

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8. Her latest record, Dirty Computer, was released in 2018 with a companion “emotional picture.”

 

 

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