Janelle Monae Biography, Age, Dating, Movies, Awards and Tuxedo

Janelle Monae Biography

Janelle Monae, born Janelle Monáe Robinson is an American, singer, actress, songwriter and producer. She is signed with Atlantic records but also works on her own imprint, Woodland Arts Society. After the studio album The Audition, the first publicly released album by her was Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). In 2010, through Bad Boy Records, she released her first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album and sequel to her first.

She featured as a guest vocalist on Fun.’s single “We Are Young” in 2011. The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her first appearance on the chart and exposing her to a larger audience. The year after that, she became a CoverGirl spokeswoman. Her second studio album, The Electric Lady of 2013, peaked inside the top 5 of the Billboard 200 chart, serving as the 4th and 5th instalments of her seven-part Metropolis concept series.

She made her first film on theatre in Hidden Figures and later in Moonlight, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 89th annual ceremony in 2017. Her third album, Dirty Computer in 2018 was chosen as the best album of the year by several publications, including the Associated Press, New York Times, and NPR and also became number six on the Billboard 200 chart as well as two nominations at the Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.

In her career, she has received eight Grammy Award nominations, won an MTV Video Music Award and the ASCAP Vanguard Award and honoured with the Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award and the Trailblazer of the Year Award.

Janelle Monae Age / How Old Is Janelle Monae

She was born on the 1st of December, 1983 in Kansas City. As of 2018, she is 33 years old.

Janelle Monae Height

She stands at a height of 5ft (1.52m).

Janelle Monae Family

Her mother, Janet, was a janitor whereas her father, Michael Robinson Summers, was a truck driver. She is their only child.

Janelle Monae Dating / Girlfriend

She has identified herself to be bisexual in that she prefers that both men and women be attracted to her and vice versa. For a while now her relationship status has been kept secret. It was revealed a while back that she is dating Tessa Thompson.

Janelle Monae Ethnicity

She is a complete American.

Janelle Monae Movies






Mandy (voice)


Welcome to Marwen





Hidden Figures

Mary Jackson


Rio 2

Dr Monae (voice)


Lady and the Tramp

Peg (voice)


The Glorias: A Life on the Road

Dorothy Pitman Hughes

Janelle Monae Television





Dirty Computer

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams



In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul



American Dad!


Saturday Night Live



Dancing with the Stars



Stargate Universe


 Janelle Monae Awards

  • Won a Vanguard Award in 2010
  • Won a rising star and Trailblazer of the year awards at Billboard Women In Music in 2013 and 2018 respectively.
  • At the Black Girls Rock! awards she garnered a Who got Next and Young, Gifted and Black award in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
  • At the Brit Awards, she was nominated for International Female Solo Artist in 2019 (where the result is still pending)
  • She won a Black Women in Music Award at the Essense awards in 2011.
  • In 2018, she was nominated at the Norway GAFFA awards for International Artist of the Year and International Album of the Year whose results are still pending.
  • In 2019, she has been nominated for the same awards as 2018, at the Sweden GAFFA awards.
  • In 2019, she has been nominated for Album of the Year and Best Music Video whose results are still pending.
  • She was awarded the Best Art Direction award at the MTV video music awards in 2013.
  • She won an Outstanding Music Video award and got nominated for Outstanding Album, Outstanding Song and Outstanding Female Artist awards.
  • She won the NME award for Best Track in 2011.
  • She won the Centric award at the Soul Train music awards in 2010.
  • She won the 2013 video of the year award at the Soul Train Music Awards.
  • In 2012, she won the Choice Single by a Group award at the people’s choice awards.
  • She won the Breakthrough in music award at the Variety Breakthrough Of The Year Award in 2014
  • She won the best cast ensemble award at the 2016 Award  Circuit Community Award.
  • In 2017, she won Best  Ensemble and Breakout Performance at the African-American Film Critics Association Awards.
  • She won a special honorary award at the Austin Film Critics Association Awards in 2016.
  • In 2017, she won Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female and Outstanding Ensemble at the  Black Reel Awards.
  • She won the Best Ensemble award at the 2016 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards.
  • She also won the Best Cast award at the 2016 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.
  • Still, in 2016, she won Best Acting Ensemble award at Critics’ Choice Awards.
  • In the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards of  2017, she won Breakthrough Award.
  • At the Gold Derby Awards, she won Best Breakthrough Performer and Best Ensemble Cast awards in 2017.
  • She won the Ensemble Performance at the 2016 Gotham Awards.
  • She won the Hollywood Song and Hollywood Spotlight Awards at the Hollywood Film Awards in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
  • She won the Robert Altman award at the Independent Spirit awards in 2016
  • She won the Best Cast award at the National Board Of Review
  • She won the best ensemble award at the 2016 New York Film Critics awards.
  • She won an Ensemble Performance award at the 2017 Palm Spring International Film Festival
  • She won a Virtuosos award at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • She won a Best Cast-motion picture at the 2017 Sattelite awards.
  • She won an Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2017 Screen actors guild awards.
  • She won a Best Ensemble award at the 2016 Women Film Critics Circle.

Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson

Janelle Monae Tuxedo / Suit

She is widely known for her fashion style mostly comprising of suits. Once asked about this, she stated that it is her uniform like what her parents wore when they went to work, to show her similarity with the rest of the world.

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