Janelle Monáe Robinson
(born December 1, 1985), known as Janelle Monáe
/dʒəˈnɛl.moʊˈneɪ/, is an American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer signed to Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial EP, The Audition
, Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)
. The EP had a modest commercial impact, peaking at No. 115 on the Billboard
charts in the United States.
In 2010, Janelle Monáe released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid