Janelle Monae net worth: Janelle Monae is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and producer, who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. Janelle Monae was born in Kansas City, Kansas and knew that she wanted to be a singer from a very young age. She went on to graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, and then performed with the Freedom Theater in Pennsylvania. She relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 2001, and began writing and producing her own music. Her unique sound and stage presence caught the attention of Big Boi from Outkast. She released her first independent album, "The Audition" in 2003. The album was a commercial failure, but was indicative of her potential for greatness. She went on to sign with Bad Boy Records in 2006, and released her first full-length album, "Metropolis Suite I: The Chase" in 2007. The album netted her a Grammy nomination, and the release of her second album, "The ArchAndroid" in 2010, brought her even more recognition. Her next album, "The Electric Lady" is slated for release in September 2013.