Janelle Monáe is an American R&B and soul musician, composer
and record producer signed to Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.
Janelle Monáe Robinson
December 1, 1985 (age
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
5' 0" (1.52 m)
Michael Robinson Summers
Singer-songwriter, composer, model, spokeswoman, record producer, dancer
"There was a lot of confusion and nonsense where I grew up, so I reacted by creating my own little world ... I
began to see how music could change lives, and I began to dream about a world where every day was like anime
and Broadway, where music fell from the sky and anything could happen."
-Monae, on her childhood musical inspiration
"I speak about androids because I think the android represents the new 'other.' You can compare it to being
a lesbian or being a gay man or being a black woman ... What I want is for people who feel oppressed or feel
like the 'other' to connect with the music and to feel like, 'She represents who I am'."