Janelle Monae

Soul Singer

Birthday December 1, 1985

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Kansas City, KS

Age 38 years old

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About

Neo-soul musician known for her distinct fashion sense and unique musical sound. She has earned six Grammy Award nominations and multiple other honors. Also an actress, her role in the 2016 historical drama film Hidden Figures earned her critical acclaim. 

Before Fame

She was a member of Kansas City's Coterie Theater Young Playwrights' Round Table.

Trivia

She was featured on the single "We Are Young" by the band fun. In April 2022, during an appearance on the Facebook series Red Table Talk, she revealed that she identified with the pronouns they/them and she/her. 

Family Life

She was raised as an only child. Her father worked as a truck driver while their mother was a janitor.

Associated With

She began her career singing with rapper Big Boi, including on the track "Tightrope," which launched their career.

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