Black Excellence: Janelle Monáe

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  • The Incomparable Janelle Monáe
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae
  • Janelle Monae

Not in Kansas Anymore

Born Janelle Monáe Robinson, and raised in Kansas City, KS, Monáe grew up dreaming about becoming a professional performer. She eventually followed that dream and has since garnered a global following of 'chasers' that enjoy her conceptual music and energetic live show.

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