Badass Diva REWRITING The RULES And LIVING Her TRUTH ?? When it comes to music and the fashion worlds, ‘Dirty Computer’ star @janellemonae is QUEEN.
Super confident, outspoken and unapologetic, one thing is sure, the 34 year old eight time Grammy nominated, Billboard Music Award, MTV Video Award winning artiste with more than ten prestigious awards to her name lives by her own rules.
Born in Kansas City in 1985, the American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and producer began performing as a child but professionally began her musical career in 2003 upon releasing a demo album titled The Audition.
The singer got her big break in 2005 after invitation by Big Boi to perform on several OutKast tracks. She was later signed by producer Sean “Puffy” Combs to his Bad Boy Records label.
In 2010, Monáe officially released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid, through Bad Boy Records; it was warmly received.
In 2011, Monáe was featured as a guest vocalist on fun.’s single “We Are Young”, it achieved both critical and commercial success, topping the charts and garnering Monáe a wider audience. Her second studio album, The Electric Lady, released in 2013 was massive and even became a national anthem amongst music lovers.
Monáe’s third studio album, Dirty Computer, released in 2018 didn’t disappoint either, earning her two nominations at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
Powerful onstage presence, electric performance with killer signature fashion to complement, the Funkstress with genres Funk, hip hop, R&B has no doubt distinguished herself in the entertainment and fashion worlds.
Music + Fashion – Check!! Not one to rest her laurels, in 2016, the 5ft artistic powerhouse decided to make her theatrical film debut in two high-profile productions; Screen Actors Guild Award winning Hidden Figures, starring alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer and Academy award winning Moonlight.
A queer black woman confident in her skin, living her truth and living the dream, there’s no stopping this mega talented ball of fire. ?