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Monica, is an American R&B singer who gained popularity in the 1990's. Early 2000's found Monica's career went down and on 2003, her career again blossomed with her album After The Storm. Overall, Monica went on to sell over 14 million singles and albums and 20 million worldwide.
In real life, Monica Denise Arnold professionally known as Monica was born October 24, 1979 in Oak Park located in Southern Georgia. Music runs in their family as her mother is a former church singer while her father a mechanic from an Atlanta freight company.
At age 2, her parents broke up and since then she had been following on her mother's regular performances in a local chapel. And this made her very passionate about singing where she started to train by the time she was 10 where she became the youngest member of a travelling gospel choir.
At 12, she was discovered by music scout Dallas Austin in Atlanta who was so amazed by her voice. Thus led him to offer a record deal to launch her firs album Miss Thang on 1995. The album soon was certifiec 3x platinum.
Her fame came to rise intially with :For You I Will" and then her hit single "The Boy is Mine" on 1998 after graduating high school at 16 where they teamed up with Brandy. This eventually became the biggest hit of the summer and the biggest hit of 1998 in the America staying a total of 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.
Awards & Certifications
|1996||Billboard||R&B Artist of the Year|
|1998||Billboard||Top Dance Maxi-Single for "The Boy is Mine" with Brandy|
|1998||Billboard||Best Clip (R&B/Urban) for "The Boy is Mine" with Brandy|
|1999||Grammy Award||Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group for "The Boy Is Mine" with Brandy|
|1995||Miss Thang||Certified 3x Platinum|
|1998||The Boy Is Mine||Certified 4x Platinum|
|2003||After The Storm||Certified Platinum|
|Year||Single||Album||Hot R&B||Billboard Hot 100|
|2006||Everytime Tha Beat Drop||The Makings Of Me||12||57|
|2004||U Should've Known Better||After The Storm||6||19|
|2003||Knock Knock||After The Storm||24||75|
|2003||So Gone||After The Storm||1||10|
|2001||Just Another Girl||The Boy Is Mine||34||64|
|1999||Angel Of Mine||The Boy Is Mine||2||1|
|1998||The First Night||The Boy Is Mine||1||1|
|1997||For You I Will||The Boy Is Mine||1||2|
|1996||Why I Love You So Much/Ain't Nobody||Miss Thang||3||9|
|1995||Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)||Miss Thang||1||2|
Monica in Vibe Magazine
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Monica on Upscale Magazine
Check out the exclusive feature story of Monica in Upscale Magazine September/October issue.
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October 10, 2006 KMEL House of Soul 2 Ruby Skye, San Francisco
October 21, 2006 WLLD Last Damn Show, St. Petersburg, Florida
October 25, 2006 PWR Powerhouse Concert, New York City
October 30, 2006 KYLD Bomb Show, San Francisco
November 3, 2006 KXJM Show, Portland
November 5, 2006 KBXX Car Show, Houston
|1995||Miss Thang||October 2, 1995||Arista|
|1998||The Boy Is Mine||July, 14, 1998||Arista|
|2002||All Eyez On Me||October 21, 2002||J-Records|
|2003||After The Storm||June, 17, 2003||J-Records|
|2006||The Makings Of Me||October, 03, 2006||J-Records|
- Monica stands 5 feet, 8 inches.
- Monica's claim to fame was the hit single "For You I Will" and later "The Boy is Mine", a duet with Brandy on 1998.
- Monica graduated from Atlanta Country Day School in 1997 with a 4.0.