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Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe (born December 1, 1985) is an American R&B;/soul musician signed to Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). The EP failed to make much of an impact commercially-speaking with the general public; however, the EP at the time peaked at the 115th Spot on the Billboard Charts in the United States. In 2010, Janelle Monáe released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III), a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released widely to the genera public under Bad Boy Records which was acclaim from critics and gained a Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary R&B; Album. The song "Tightrope" was also nominated for "Best Urban/Alternative Performance"; this album was also more successful commercially officially reaching the 17th Spot on the Billboard Charts.

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