Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae ethnicity

Monáe in 2011, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Janelle Monáe Robinson

Place of Birth: Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1985

Ethnicity: African-American

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.


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33 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    She and Lauren Hill, Dianna Ross, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer, the prettiest black female singers ever. (Mariah Carey too)

  2. M says:

    She kind of looks like a darker FKA Twigs (Robert Pattinson’s fiancée). She’s obviously black, but she has Caucasian features for a black perosn. She probably has some white in her.

    • midori29 says:

      Sigh, here we go again making EVERY single attractive black woman obviously mixed with white, when they have clearly stated they are not. Please STOP

      • Surreal says:

        I get why you’re annoyed. I honestly do. They think all the pretty black girls must have some white in them. But technically, most African Americans (people descended from former American slaves) are part European (23-25% Euro on average). They are a biracial ethnic group, it’s just a given. That being said, she doesn’t look like she’s “mixed”, she looks like what she is, an African American. And there are tons of beautiful African American girls no different or more mixed than any other African American.

    • flo says:

      Caucasian features? I’ve never seen any white people who look like Janelle.

  3. fuzzybear44 says:

    I thought she looked real nice in that Q.U.E.E.N video

  4. Jeri says:

    Yes she is very beautiful!!

  5. susuie87 says:

    Her face! I love her face, she look’s like a baby doll….very beautiful woman.

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