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Janelle Monae net worth:
$4 Million

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Janelle Monae Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards Moonlight (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
2017 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Hidden Figures (2016) · Taraji P. Henson
· Octavia Spencer
· Kevin Costner
· Jim Parsons
· Kirsten Dunst
· Mahershala Ali
· Glen Powell
2017 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Breakout Performance Moonlight (2016)
2016 Special Honorary Award Austin Film Critics Association Moonlight (2016) · Mahershala Ali
· Naomie Harris
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
· Yesi Ramirez
2016 Rising Star Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Moonlight (2016)
2016 Special Jury Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Moonlight (2016) · Mahershala Ali
· Naomie Harris
· Alex R. Hibbert
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Jaden Piner
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2016 Spotlight Award Hollywood Film Awards Hidden Figures (2016)
2014 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Song of the Year Rio 2 (2014)
2013 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Art Direction · Veronica Logsdon
· Erykah Badu (artist)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance Moonlight (2016)
2017 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture Hidden Figures (2016)
2017 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture Moonlight (2016)
2017 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female Hidden Figures (2016)
2017 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actress Hidden Figures (2016)
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hidden Figures (2016) · Mahershala Ali
· Kevin Costner
· Kirsten Dunst
· Taraji P. Henson
· Aldis Hodge
· Jim Parsons
· Glen Powell
· Octavia Spencer
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Moonlight (2016) · Mahershala Ali
· Naomie Harris
· André Holland
· Jharrel Jerome
· Trevante Rhodes
· Ashton Sanders
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Performer Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actress Moonlight (2016)
2016 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Moonlight (2016)
2016 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Moonlight (2016)
2015 BET Award BET Awards Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Original Song Rio 2 (2014) · Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (writer)
· Roman GianArthur Irvin (writer)
2014 BET Award BET Awards Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
2014 Brit Brit Awards International Female Solo Artist
2014 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Song - Animated Film Rio 2 (2014)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Rio 2 (2014) · Nate 'Rocket' Wonder
· Roman GianArthur Irvin
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Duo/Group Performance · Fun.
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Album 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)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Song · Fun.
2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best New Artist · Fun.
2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Pop Video · Fun.
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Contemporary R&B Album For the album "The ArchAndroid."
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance · Big Boi
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance For the song "Many Moons."


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