For her participation in the VH1 sponsored "Song of the Year" Contest, Janelle was an October 2009 Runner Up as well as a May 2009 Honorable Mention for her lyrics "Not That Girl", a December 2007 Suggested Artist for her lyrics "This Morning", a November 2007 Suggested Artist for her lyrics "Headin' for a Heartbreak", a December 2006 Runner Up for her lyrics "Attack", a September 2005 Runner Up for her lyrics "No Way", an August 2005 Runner Up for her song "Don't Unlove Me" (co-written with her twin brother, Jamie), a May 2005 Runner Up for her lyrics "No Bother", an October 2004 Finalist for her song "Awake or Asleep", and a December 2004 Runner Up for a compilation lyrics submission.   

Janelle Rene and her Band Diad were October, 2005 Finalists in the Sammy Hagar Cabo Wabo contest.

She was previously named Golden Female Artist of 2002 and Outstanding Female Vocalist of 2000 by Entertainer-Indi Association. 

Janelle Rene delivers captivating and emotional performances with her electric on-stage presence.  Although having been compared to legends, she has proven to be a talented vocalist in her own right.  She is currently in Los Angeles working as a session vocalist, collaborating with various musicians, performing her own solo musical showcases, and providing backup vocals for various Los Angeles bands.