JANELLE MONAE (Marie Buchanon) is a Grammy-nominated
singer-songwriter, performer, producer, activist and actress. In 2017, Monae
made her acting debut on the silver screen, starring in the Academy
Award-nominated film, Hidden Figures and the Academy Award-winning Best
Picture, Moonlight. Both films received critical acclaim and numerous accolades,
cementing Monae's position in the film industry. She was recently seen in the
Robert Zemeckis film, Welcome to Marwen.
Monae also recently released her critically-acclaimed third solo album, Dirty
Computer, and the accompanying Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture by Janelle
Monae. Immersed in the performing arts at a young age, Monae founded her record
label the Wondaland Arts Society releasing the EP Metropolis: Suite I (The
Chase). Monae previously released critically acclaimed albums ArchAndroid and
The Electric Lady.
In 2016 Monae launched Fem the Future, an initiative to create more
opportunities to advance the awareness, inclusion and opportunities for women
and those who identify as women through music, arts, mentorship and education.
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