How much is Janelle Monae worth?

Net Worth:$10 Million
Profession:Professional Singer
Date of Birth:December 1, 1985
Country:United States of America
1.52 m

“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.” — Janelle Monae, Atlantic Records bio.

Who Is Janelle Monae

Janelle grew up in Kansas, home of the fictional character Dorothy from film The Wizard of Oz. And the story of Dorothy played a big part in formulating Janelle’s world view. As a youngster, she says she ‘created her own little world’ and began to dream about music and performing. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York with her best friend to attend the American Musical and Dramatics Academy, a musical theatre conservatory program. Eventually Janelle moved to Atlanta, a location she says she chose partly because of it being the hometown of the highly creative hip-hop duo OutKast.

American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and record producer Janelle Monae has a net worth of $10 million dollars, as of 2020. Monáe won an MTV Video Music Award and the ASCAP Vanguard Award in 2010, and has received eight Grammy Award nominations to date.

Birth name: Janelle Monae Robinson. Born: Dec. 1, 1985 in Kansas City, Kansas. Raised in Kansas.

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Before the Success

After being in Atlanta for about eight months, she hooked up with two producers and began working on her debut album, Metropolis. Metropolis was a concept album about a female android called Cindi Mayweather in the year 2719. In 2005, Janelle met and performed for Big Boi of OutKast and he signed her to his Purple Ribbon label. Janelle eventually appeared on a handful songs for the label, some of which used on the soundtrack to the 2006 Outkast film Idlewild. In 2007, her Metropolis EP was released. But eventually, Janelle left Purple Ribbon and signed with P. Diddy and his Bad Boy label.

Raised Profile

In August 2008, Bad Boy re-released Metropolis, which was retitled Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition) and included two new tracks. The EP created a buzz, and Janelle received a 2009 Grammy nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the single “Many Moons.” Although she didn’t win, the nomination helped to raise her profile within the music industry, and throughout 2009 and 2010, she continued to tour and record music. Her first official full-length album, The ArchAndroid, was released in May 2010 via Bad Boy Records and her own indie label, The Wondaland Arts Society.

Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)

Her five-song Metropolis – Suite I: The Chase EP was originally released back in August 2007. But now that she’s inked a deal with Sean “P Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records label, the rare, hard-to-find album has been re-released with a new name – Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition) – and two additional songs. If you’ve heard the original version of the EP, there’s no need to pick this up unless you’re a diehard fan, but if this is your first exposure to Janelle’s music, you’re in for a treat.

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