Janelle Monáe is a professional singer and a songwriter who is widely known for her song ‘Yoga’ which was released in 2015. Monáe has won six Grammy Awards so far. Likewise, she made appearances in Academy Award nominee Hidden Figures and Academy Award winner film Moonlight.
Early Life and Education
Janelle Monáe was born on December 1, 1985 to father Michael Robinson and his wife. Raised in Kansas City, Monáe always aspired to become a singer. At a very young age, she entered Freedom Theatre and learnt performance arts. The information on Monáe’s formal education is not available in the internet.
Janelle Monáe is one of the celebrities who likes to keep media in the dark when it comes to her sexuality and personal relationships. In 2013, she said that she would like both major sexes to be attracted to her. Likewise, Monáe also showed her strong backing for LGBTQ community.
In 2003, Janelle Monáe released her self-financed album titled ‘The Audition’. The album consisted of 14 title songs with a total length of 52 minutes and 7 seconds. With R&B genre, The Audition was recorded in Wondaland Studio. Monáe remained relatively inactive over the next few years after the release of her first album. In 2008, she returned to the industry and went for Metropolis Tour. Subsequently, in 2010, Monáe released The ArchAndroid which sold over 21k copies in its opening week.
The ArchAndroid extends to a total length of 68 minutes and 35 seconds with 18 title songs. Soon after the albums’ release, Monáe decided to go for The ArchAndroid Tour. To follow up, she joined Campus Consciousness Tour and Hooligans in Wondaland Tour in 2011. The same year, Monae was also with Amy Winehouse and Mayer Hawthorne in Summer Soul Festival. Then, on September 6, 2013, Janelle released The Electric Lady. With 19 title songs, the album is 67 minutes and 35 seconds in total length. The mild success of the album called for The Electric Lady Tour (2013 and The Golden Electric Tour (2014).
Besides music, Janelle has been a part of filmography. In 2016, she appeared in two Oscar nominater movies, Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Likewise, Janelle is the voice behind Stan Smith of American television show, American Dad!
Donald Trump and Janelle Monae
Showing the photos of former President Barack Obama and Donald Trump in a Instagram post, Monae said, “One of us has class, loves other races, and good energy. The other of us is full of negative energy unclassy racist and ghetto as f**k. You be the judge.”
Likewise, Monae has made series of other comments against Donald Trump.
Ashamed of you right now. Ashamed.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 9, 2016
She also spoke in Women’s March on Washington: