ESSENCE.com celebrates Monica's 31st birthday!
Happy 31st Birthday, Monica!
With over 10 years in the music industry, singer Monica Denise Brown, has her cake and eats it too.
From the time the Grammy-nominated singer sashayed onto the scene in 1995 with her debut album, "Miss Thang," we were forced to pay attention. Since then, she has created an unparalleled six-album discography. Many of the Atlanta native's hits, including "The Boy is Mine," "So Gone," and "Everything to Me," have carved the way for contemporary R&B.
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In 2008, her reality show "Still Standing" marked a new era for the singer, as we saw her juggling motherhood and a career. Now Monica, who has gone through her share of romantic troubles, shares time with hubby and basketball star Shannon Brown. The two, who wed last year, are closer than ever.
Recently, the singer visited our offices and talked about working on her seventh LP, "New Life," due out this November.
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Happy Birthday, Monica! Have a great one!