Monica

Monica

 

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Monica Denise Brown (née Arnold; born October 24, 1980),[2] simply known as Monica, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, she began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir at the age of ten. She rose to prominence after releasing her debut studio album, Miss Thang, in 1995. It went multiplatinum, while its first two singles, "Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk Out of My Life", made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. In 1998, Monica's second album, The Boy Is Mine, earned her major international chart success. Pushed by its Grammy Award-winning number-one hit title track, a duet with singer Brandy, it spawned two further Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, "The First Night" and "Angel of Mine", and established her position as one of the most successful urban R&B female vocalists to emerge in the mid to late-1990s.[3]

Monica also ventured into acting, with a supporting role in Boys and Girls (2000), and starring roles in television film Love Song (2000). During the production of her third album, All Eyez on Me (2002), Monica experienced personal struggles and her career went under hiatus.[4] In 2003, her fourth album, After the Storm, was released, and after an unsuccessful period, she scored her fifth number one single on the US R&B/Hip Hop, "So Gone". The album also included her Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hit "U Should've Known Better". Her sixth album, Still Standing, which recording was tracked by her BET reality show Monica: Still Standing, was released in 2010 and produced the hit single "Everything to Me", which became her sixth number one hit on the US R&B/Hip Hop.[5]

With a career lasting over 20 years, she became the first artist to top the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.[6] In 2010, Billboard listed Monica at number 24 on its list of the Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists of the past 25 years.[7]

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Highlights10

The Boy Is Mine
 
"The Boy Is Mine" is a 1998 duet by American singers Brandy and Monica written and composed by LaShawn Daniels, Japhe Tejeda, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, and Brandy with coproduction by Darkchild and Dallas Austin.
Still Standing
 
Still Standing is the sixth studio album by American R&B recording artist Monica.
New Life
 
New Life is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Monica, released by RCA Records on April 6, 2012.
It All Belongs to Me
 
"It All Belongs to Me" is a duet by American recording artists Monica and Brandy.

Photos - Monica361

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Popular Albums12

Album Appearances & References34

Popular Songs38

Song Appearances & References20

Musical Group References2

Films3

Minor Film Appearances & References13

TV Shows7

Collaborators & Influencers39

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Other Music-Related Relationships6

Popular Tours3

Famous Relatives2

Awards & Nominations22

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Spotify - Albums & Singles98

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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