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Janelle Monae Robinson was born on the 1st December 1985 in Kansas City, Kansas USA. Janelle Monae earned her fame and net worth through her musical talents, as she is a professional singer and producer. Her name is most represented in the R&B genre; however, she is also involved in the soul, funk and pop genres. She has been an active member of the music industry since 2003.

Have you ever wondered how rich Janelle Monae is? According to sources, it is estimated that Janelle Monae`s net worth is $4 million, an amount acquired through her successful music career. As of today, she has released two studio albums, “ArchAndroid” in 2010 and “Electric Lady” in 2013. Furthermore, she has won a number of awards, including for the Outstanding Music Video in 2014 by the NAACP Image Awards.

Janelle Monae Net Worth $4 Million

Janelle’s childhood was nothing to brag about, as her mother and dad were drug addicts. However, Janelle succeeded in getting away from that world with the help of her music talents, as she has been dedicated to music since her early days. She was a member of a choir in the local church, excelling in singing and also participating in some musicals at the local Theatre. She continued to develop her talents in high school, and after graduation from the F.L Schlagle High School, she enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York on a full scholarship. However, she never finished the academy, because, as she has stated when interviewed, was feeling confined and wanted to write her own musicals.

Soon after she left the college, Janelle moved to Atlanta, Georgia, which would later turn out to be a life-changer, as she started to collaborate with a member of the hip hop group Outcast, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton. This collaboration enabled Janelle to start her own record label, “Wondaland Arts Society”, through which she released her debut EP entitled “The Audition” in 2003. However, the EP was not greeted as well as she had hoped as it sold only 400 copies.

Nevertheless, Janelle did not surrender and continued working on her career. In 2007 she released her first EP that would bring her national fame and recognition. She earned a nomination for the Best Urban\Alternative Performance for the single “Many Moons”. In addition, she toured with the group “No Doubt” which also increased her fame as well as her total net worth.

In 2010, she went on to record another huge commercial success, her first studio album, entitled “Arch Android”. Because of the very nature of the album, as it was meant as a concept, and because of the whole success, Janelle earned a nomination for the Best Contemporary R&B Album award. Her most successful release set the American music scene ablaze as it peaked at number five on the Billboard top 200. It was her second album entitled “Electric Lady”, released on the 6th September 2013. Due to her previous successful release, she was able to collaborate with the singers Prince, Solange Knowles and others on this album, which contributed significantly to her fame and net worth.

Overall, her career has been quite successful, and it will continue to grow, as she has signed a deal with the “Epic Records”. Adding to her net worth, Janelle has been active throughout 2015, as she has released the single “Yoga” and as well plans to release an EP through her Wondaland Arts Society record label, which will include artists signed for the label.

To talk about her private life, there have been many rumors about her sexuality. However, nothing has been confirmed and Janelle has stated repeatedly that she only dates androids. Nevertheless, Janelle has been recognized as the LGBT activist.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 1, 1985
Birth place: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Height:4 ft 11 in (1.524 m)
Profession:Artist, Singer, Musician, Record producer, Composer, Songwriter, Model, Dancer, Spokesperson, Singer-songwriter
Nationality:United States of America
Parents:Michael Robinson Summers
Record labels:Epic Records, Bad Boy Records, Atlantic Records, Purple Ribbon Records


1Often wears minimalistic black-and-white suits with a quiff hairstyle


1My grandmother had 11 children and although we didn't have a whole lot of money, what we did have was a lot of love. My grandmother was the matriarch. If you didn't have a place to stay, if you needed food, if you were just coming out of jail or rehab, you went to her. Watching her in our family and our wider community was what inspired me and still does.
2We have to do something about gun laws. And we also have to do something about police brutality towards African American people. We need more allies. People need to continue to speak out about the way African American people are being treated. An injustice to one black man or woman is an injustice to everybody.
3I had a strong visceral reaction to the Moonlight (2016) script, partly because I felt I knew all of these characters. I grew up with a drug dealer like Juan in my neighborhood who was a mentor to local young people. I had a family member who was addicted to crack, like Paula. Chiron himself reminded me of my little cousin - they were all characters I could relate to from my upbringing. And I've played the role of Teresa in real life: my family and friends always have a shoulder to lean on with me.
4I've never viewed myself as "just" a musician or singer. I'm a storyteller who wants to tell untold, meaningful, universal stories in unforgettable ways. I want to do it all, study it all and find my place in it.
5[observation, 2014] I'd be honored to experiment more with holograms and maybe make a whole band - but I love my band. I wouldn't want them to be holograms.
6I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But I'm constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes.
7I've always wanted people to ask questions about the music. Some songs you get. Some songs you may not. And I think that's the beauty of art: to question and to ask, to understand the deeper meaning after two or three or four listenings. I appreciate that as a writer because sometimes the mystery, when it's gone, is not as interesting. I love the mystery behind things.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsMoonlight (2016)· Barry Jenkins (director)
· Yesi Ramirez (casting director)
· Mahershala Ali
· Patrick Decile
· Naomie Harris
· Alex R. Hibbert
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Jaden Piner
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2017Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalHidden Figures (2016)· Taraji P. Henson
· Octavia Spencer
· Kevin Costner
· Jim Parsons
· Kirsten Dunst
· Mahershala Ali
· Glen Powell
2017Virtuoso AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalHidden Figures (2016)
2016AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Breakout PerformanceMoonlight (2016)
2016Special Honorary AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationMoonlight (2016)· Mahershala Ali
· Naomie Harris
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
· Yesi Ramirez
2016Rising Star AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsMoonlight (2016)
2016Special Jury AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceMoonlight (2016)· Mahershala Ali
· Naomie Harris
· Alex R. Hibbert
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Jaden Piner
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2016Spotlight AwardHollywood Film AwardsHidden Figures (2016)
2014Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsSong of the YearRio 2 (2014)
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Art Direction· Veronica Logsdon
· Erykah Badu (artist)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Breakthrough PerformanceMoonlight (2016)
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureHidden Figures (2016)
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureMoonlight (2016)
2017Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Breakthrough Performance, FemaleHidden Figures (2016)
2017NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActressHidden Figures (2016)
2017ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHidden Figures (2016)· Mahershala Ali
· Kevin Costner
· Kirsten Dunst
· Taraji P. Henson
· Aldis Hodge
· Jim Parsons
· Glen Powell
· Octavia Spencer
2017ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMoonlight (2016)· Mahershala Ali
· Naomie Harris
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressHidden Figures (2016)
2016CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressHidden Figures (2016)
2016CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerHidden Figures (2016)
2016ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting ActressMoonlight (2016)
2016VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressHidden Figures (2016)
2016VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressMoonlight (2016)
2016VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressHidden Figures (2016)
2016VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressMoonlight (2016)
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Female R&B/Pop Artist
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Original SongRio 2 (2014)· Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (writer)
· Roman GianArthur Irvin (writer)
2014BET AwardBET AwardsBest Female R&B/Pop Artist
2014BritBrit AwardsInternational Female Solo Artist
2014HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Song - Animated FilmRio 2 (2014)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongRio 2 (2014)· Nate 'Rocket' Wonder
· Roman GianArthur Irvin
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Duo/Group Performance· Fun.
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year· Fun. (Artist)
· Jeff Bhasker (Producer Engineer/Mixer)
· Emile Haynie (Producer)
· Jake One (Producer)
· Tommy Danvers (Producer)
· Pete Bischoff (Engineer/Mixer)
· Jeffrey Chestek (Engineer/Mixer)
· Andrew Dawson (Engineer/Mixer)
· Manny Marroquin (Engineer/Mixer)
· Sonny Pinnar (Engineer/Mixer)
· Stuart White (Engineer/Mixer)
· Chris Gehringer (Mastering Engineer)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Song· Fun.
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best New Artist· Fun.
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Pop Video· Fun.
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary R&B AlbumFor the album "The ArchAndroid."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative Performance· Big Boi
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative PerformanceFor the song "Many Moons."




BET Awards 20152015TV Movie performer: "Yoga" / writer: "Yoga"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Glee2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Equalizer2014performer: "Givin' Em What They Love" / writer: "Givin' Em What They Love" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson
Think Like a Man Too2014performer: "Dance Apocalyptic" / writer: "Dance Apocalyptic" - as Janelle Monae Robinson
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Guapas2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Silicon Valley2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rio 22014lyrics: "What Is Love Cast", "What Is Love" / music: "What Is Love Cast", "What Is Love" / performer: "What Is Love Cast", "What Is Love"
Dancing with the StarsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Camp2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Young Hearts2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012-2013TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace2013TV Movie performer: "Higher Ground"
So You Think You Can Dance2009-2012TV Series performer - 4 episodes
2012 MTV Movie Awards2012TV Special performer: "We Are Young"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Any Questions for Ben?2012performer: "Tightrope" / writer: "Tightrope" - as Robinson
Happy Feet 22011performer: "Tightrope Ice Cold Mix" / producer: "Tightrope Ice Cold Mix" / writer: "Tightrope Ice Cold Mix" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson
Violet & Daisy2011performer: "Oh, Maker", "57821" / writer: "Oh, Maker", "57821" - as Janelle Monae Robinson
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friends with Benefits2011performer: "Tightrope" / writer: "Tightrope" - as Janelle Monáe Robinson
902102011TV Series 1 episode
Grey's AnatomyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV Special performer: "Nothin' On You", "Tight Rope" / writer: "Tight Rope"
Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology2011Documentary performer: "Tightrope" written by Charles Del Joseph, nm1847117 as Janelle Robinson & Nathaniel Irvin
For Colored Girls2010performer: "Without a Fight"
SGU Stargate UniverseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009



Rio 22014Dr. Monae (voice)
American Dad!2013TV Series



Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHerself - Performer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
American Idol2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Brit Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Sesame Street2014TV SeriesHerself
The Past is a Grotesque Animal2014DocumentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Maya Rudolph Show2014TV MovieHerself - Musical Guest
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
The BET Honors2014TV MovieHerself
VH1's Super Bowl Blitz: 6 Nights + 6 Shows2014TV SeriesHerself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Global Citizen Festival2013TV MovieHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2010-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Made in America2013DocumentaryHerself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical guest
Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace2013TV MovieHerself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night2012TV MovieHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20122012TV MovieHerself
Karlton Says2012TV SeriesHerself - Grammy Award Nominee
2012 MTV Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement2012DocumentaryHerself
Rock in Rio2011TV SeriesHerself - Performer / Musical Support
Glastonbury 20112011TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Performer
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Digital Death/Buy Life2010Video shortHerself
Lay It Down2010TV SeriesHerself
Voodoo Experience 20102010TV MovieHerself - Performer
Later with Jools Holland2010TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2010TV Series
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV SeriesHerself - Performer
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
SGU Stargate Universe2009TV SeriesHerself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival'2009TV MovieHerself
I Want to Work for Diddy2008TV SeriesHerself
Roadie Trip2006TV SeriesHerself
Souled Out2004TV SeriesHerself - Host (2004)

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Archive Footage

Rock in Rio2011TV SeriesHerself

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