These Stellar Performances by Janelle Monáe Continue to Boost Her Star Power

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Ever since Janelle Monáe’s breakout success changed the alternative R&B music scene, her career has rapidly evolved to reveal her many talents in the world of performance. Not only has Monáe successfully produced a number of captivating albums — including the Grammy Award-nominated Dirty Computer (2018) — but she has also proven that she has the chops for acting and is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's finest talents.

Monáe recently starred in the horror flick Antebellum, which finally released on Amazon Prime in September after being put on hold in the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Her track "Turntables," which appeared in the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, has also been shortlisted for the Best Original Song Academy Award at the 2021 Oscars. Before you sit down to watch or listen, though, take a look back at some of the iconic roles from her evolving silver screen career that's skyrocketed her to Hollywood's A-list.