December 1, 1985 in Kansas City
Kansas City, KS, United States
Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985), known professionally as Janelle Monáe (/dʒəˈnɛl moʊˈneɪ/), is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, The Audition, she publicly debuted with a conceptual EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. In 2010, Monáe released her critically acclaimed first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records.