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Famous as :

R&B singer

Birth Name :

Monica Denise Arnold

Birth Date :

October 24, 1980

Birth Place :

Oak Park, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

Shannon Brown (NBA Player, since 22-Nov-10)

Claim to fame :

Single "The Boy Is Mine" (1998) with Brandy


Marking her comeback with the launching of fourth album “The Makings of Me”, Monica sure has prepared everything possible to once again soar to the spotlight that had embraced her even before she turned twenty years old. To reach that goal, a list of schedule has been arranged neatly for her to carry out following the release of the album, the first being TV appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” both set to be aired on October 9, 2006. The rest of the month will be spent through a number of live performances around several U.S cities, including those on WLLD Last Damn Show in St. Petersburg, Florida on date 21 and PWR Powerhouse Concert in New York City four days later. Entering November, there will be gigs on KXJM Show in Portland, Oregon and KBXX Car Show in Houston, Texas slated to be held on date 3 and 5, respectively.

Lauded for her incredible vocal chords, Monica was born to Atlanta freight company's mechanic named M.C. Arnold Junior and Marilyn Best, a former church singer and Delta Air Lines customer service representative, on October 24, 1980 in Oak Park, a division of Atlanta, Georgia with full name Monica Denise Arnold. Her passion for music has been flourishing ever since she was still merely a toddler, judging from her eagerness to perform in public at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church at age 2, so it was not really surprising to later see the girl touring as a singer in the gospel choir Charles Thompson and the Majestics by the age of 10. Through the troupe, she then was able to hone her flair effectively which delightfully led her to win some local singing competitions during her early teens.

Latest News

Monica and Shannon Brown Welcome Baby Girl Laiyah

September 06, 2013 04:32:03 GMT

It's a girl for singer and her NBA player husband Shannon Brown. The basketball player took to Instagram Thursday, September 5 to post a picture of him cradling the newborn baby. "I THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!!" he wrote.

Video Premiere: Brandy and Monica's 'It All Belongs to Me'

March 06, 2012 07:00:15 GMT

and have debuted a music video for their latest joint track "It All Belongs to Me". The twosome, who once busted the chart with their 1998 duet hit "The Boy Is Mine", reunite in this clip, but they are no longer fighting over the same boy like they did in their first duet.

Brandy and Monica's 'It All Belongs to Me' Debuted

February 07, 2012 07:56:13 GMT

and 's new duet "It All Belongs to Me" has been made available for fans' listening pleasure. After fighting over the affection of the same guy in their 1998 chart-topping hit "The Boy Is Mine", the two R&B singers now find themselves on the same side as they kick their wrong-doing lovers to the curb.

Darrell Hammond Opens Up About Being Victim to Abusive Mother

October 25, 2011 08:06:25 GMT

Darrell Hammond has shared details of his traumatic past. The "" veteran, who is known for his impersonation of Al Gore, Bill Clinton, and , revealed in an emotional interview with CNN that he was a victim of abuse by his mother.

New Videos: B.o.B's 'F**ked Up' and Monica's 'Until It's Gone'

October 25, 2011 07:38:40 GMT

and have just premiered a music video each. The Atlanta rapper releases the viral clip for his track "F**ked Up" as a thank-you to his fans for making #strangeclouds become one of the trending topics on Twitter. Meanwhile, the Georgia R&B singer drops visuals to promote her single "Until It's Gone".

Video Premiere: Monica's 'Anything (To Find You)' Ft. Rick Ross

September 13, 2011 04:44:10 GMT

has just debuted a Chris Robinson-directed music video in support of her new single "Anything (To Find You)". The newlywed R&B singer shines in various fly fashions, but she still gives a room for her featured guest to show off his own swag.

Monica and Shannon Brown Married Again in Blue-Themed Wedding

July 10, 2011 17:41:25 GMT

and her Los Angeles Laker husband Shannon Brown walked down the aisle the second time on Saturday, July 9. The couple tied the knot the first time in November last year inside a 19th century cathedral Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

'The Voice' Adds Reba McEntire, Sia, Monica and Adam Blackstone

April 30, 2011 03:22:58 GMT

Having , , Green and on its coach seats are apparently not enough for "". NBC announced on Friday, April 29 that the new vocal competition series is recruiting , , and Adam Blackstone to join as the advisers.

Monica Plans Second Wedding to Husband

February 16, 2011 04:40:14 GMT

R&B singer is making plans to walk down the aisle with husband Shannon Brown again, after they married in secret last year. The "Boy Is Mine" hitmaker wed the Los Angeles Lakers player in a private ceremony at her home in November 2010, but now she's planning a second celebration so they can share their wedding joy with relatives.

Monica Secretly Tied the Knot With Shannon Brown

January 22, 2011 03:43:16 GMT

R&B singer has confirmed she secretly married her basketball star boyfriend Shannon Brown in November last year. The "Boy Is Mine" hitmaker began dating the Los Angeles Lakers player last summer after he portrayed her love interest in her music video for "Love All Over Me".

Monica Addresses Marriage and Pregnancy Rumors

October 19, 2010 04:27:11 GMT

Singer has defended her whirlwind romance with American basketball star Shannon Brown amid rumors the couple recently became engaged. The" Boy Is Mine" hitmaker began dating the Los Angeles Lakers star after he played her love interest in her music video, "Love All Over Me", this summer.

Monica Debuts Viewers' Choice of 'Love All Over Me' Music Video

July 24, 2010 02:07:44 GMT

Between LA Lakers 2010 champion Shannon Brown and rapper , fans have voted to help determine her groom. With "over 15,000 votes received," the guy who walks down the aisle with her has finally been chosen in this viewers' choice music video of "Love All Over Me".

Video Premiere: Monica's 'Love All Over Me'

July 16, 2010 03:35:49 GMT

Directed by Chris Robinson, "Love All Over Me" music video comes out and sees in dilemma. Someone from the past returns to her life and puts her in doubt whether she must stay with her new lover, played by LA Lakers 2010 champion Shannon Brown, or leave him for the old one, portrayed by rapper .

On-Set Pictures of Monica's 'Love All Over Me' Music Video

June 25, 2010 07:18:19 GMT

posted on Twitter two images taken from the recent video shoot of her single "Love All Over Me". Judging from the pictures, the clip might feature the singer walking down the aisle with Los Angeles Lakers Shannon Brown playing the leading man.

Monica Heading Down the Aisle, as Bridesmaid

June 11, 2010 05:53:48 GMT

"The Boy Is Mine" singer is heading down the aisle. However, she will not be the one who will exchange the wedding vows because she will only serve as the bridesmaid at the wedding of her childhood pal, Tameka Cottle aka Tiny.

Monica and Ludacris Grew Up Together

June 01, 2010 07:17:02 GMT

R&B star has a strong family bond with . Her mother is married to the rapper's uncle. "The Boy Is Mine" hitmaker collaborated with the hip-hop star, real name Christopher Bridges, on the title track of her latest album, "".

'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Has Creepy Motion Poster and New Clip

April 22, 2010 05:09:51 GMT

In upcoming "", Freddy Krueger is back hunting teenagers on Elm Street and the thrill has been shared in a motion poster for the film. The poster has the serial killer as the model and produces an annoying, creepy sound when Freddy makes scratches with his razor glove.

New 'Toy Story 3' International Trailer Reveals More About the Plot

April 22, 2010 04:29:13 GMT

After several trailers and sneak peek videos which mostly share similar story about the toy gang, "" has finally launched a new international trailer which explains more about the storyline. Opened with emotionally arousing scenes where the toys have to say goodbye to their owner Andy, the video then switches to capture them at Sunnyside.

Justin Bieber Holds No. 1 Spot, 'Glee' Soundtrack to Rule Hot 200 Next Week

April 22, 2010 04:27:10 GMT

remains Billboard Hot 200 champ this week. His second album "" secures the hot spot for third non-consecutive week. It shifts 92,000 units which becomes the smallest selling number for a chart topper since 's "Epiphany" topped the list with 83,000 in May 2009.

Usher Dethrones Protege Justin Bieber From No. 1 Spot on Hot 200

April 08, 2010 02:15:18 GMT

is no match for his mentor as the Canadian teen pop star is knocked by the R&B singer from the first position on Billboard Hot 200 this week. Usher's "" takes the top spot with 329,000 copies in its opening week.

Justin Bieber's 'My World 2.0' Rules Hot 200, Beating Monica's

April 01, 2010 02:24:27 GMT

As previously predicted, indeed takes the No. 1 position on Billboard Hot 200 with his new album "". It has sold around 283,000 copies in its opening week, topping another newcomer, 's "".

Janet Jackson Among Headliners of Essence Music Fest

March 31, 2010 05:45:48 GMT

has been named the headliner of this summer's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. The reclusive pop superstar will close the opening night of the weekend event on July 2.

Monica Goes to Courtroom in 'Everything to Me' Music Video

February 24, 2010 05:35:00 GMT

portrays a married woman who has a daughter with NFL player in a music video for her new single "Everything to Me". When a woman tries to ruin her happy life by flirting with Chad, she fights her off in the courtroom, putting the home-wrecker behind the bars.

First Look to Monica's 'Everything to Me' Music Video

February 12, 2010 04:39:35 GMT

Several pictures captured from the video shoot of 's single "Everything to Me" have been put forward, mostly putting the short-haired singer as the main focus. One of the pictures shows her having a toast with a male cameo and two of them see her dressed in Alexander McQueen-designed gown.

Official Cover Art of Monica's 'Still Standing' Album

February 10, 2010 07:11:45 GMT

An artwork featured on the front page of 's new album "" has been unleashed. Taken by a photographer named Tony Duran, the snap shows a stunning close-up look at the singer who sports a short hair.

SOS Help for Haiti: Chris Brown Urges Fans to Donate During His Set

February 06, 2010 03:46:38 GMT

More and more performers show their support for the February 5 benefit concert at the Miami's American Airlines Arena and is one of them. Wearing dark-colored outfit, the R&B performer starts his set with his ballad track "Crawl".

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