Birth Name: Janelle Monáe Robinson
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 1, 1985
Janelle Monáe is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, record producer, and model. Janelle specializes in psychedelic soul and R&B music. Monáe is Janelle’s middle name.
Janelle’s parents, Janet and Michael Robinson Summers, are both black.
Janelle’s paternal grandfather was Lonnie Leroy Norman (the son of Judge Regans Norman II and Elsenia Loretta Neeley). Lonnie was born in Kansas. Judge was the son of Judge Regans Norman and Emma Williams. Loretta was the daughter of Leroy Neeley and Jessie Hancock.
Janelle’s paternal grandmother was Sharon Robinson (the daughter of Macon Comanche Robinson and Ruby Beatrice Everette). Sharon was born in Kansas. Macon was the son of Mathew T. Robinson and Ina Mady Clay. Ruby was the daughter of James Reuben Everette and Jessie Beatrice Jones.