Janelle Monáe is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer, activist and actress. Last year she released her critically-acclaimed third solo album DIRTY COMPUTER, which received a 2019 Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. PYNK, a visual taken from her accompanying film DIRTY COMPUTER: AN EMOTION PICTURE BY JANELLE MONÁE, received a Grammy nomination for Music Video of the Year.
Monáe has been immersed in the performing arts since a young age and founded her own record label, the Wondaland Arts Society, when she released the EP Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). Monáe has also released critically-acclaimed albums ArchAndroid and The Electric Lady.
Additionally, she has taken her talent to the silver screen, where she starred in the Academy Award-winning film Hidden Figures, the Best Picture winner Moonlight, and Ugly Dolls, which was released this spring. Monáe is set to appear in the upcoming films Harriet, The Lady and the Tramp, and The Glorias: A Life on the Road.
In 2016 Monáe launched Fem the Future, an initiative to create more opportunities to advance the awareness and inclusion of women and those who identify as women through music, arts, mentorship and education.
I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.
- Janelle Monáe