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Janelle Monae

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1, 1985
Kansas City, KS
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1, 1985 (age 35)
Kansas City, KS


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.


She was featured on the single "We Are Young" by the band fun.

Family Life

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

Associated With

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