Atlanta-based singer Monica called in to “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” yesterday and talked about her new album, “Still Standing,” among other topics.
Listen to the interview below!
Monica Denise Arnold (born October 24, 1980), professionally known as Monica, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, Arnold was a member of Charles Thompson and the Majestics, a traveling 12-piece gospel choir prior to signing a solo recording contract with Arista Records in 1995. Guided by Rowdy Records head Dallas Austin and proteges’ Tim & Bob, she came to prominence following her debut album Miss Thang (1995) whose first two singles made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B Singles chart.
After giving birth to her first child, Rodney Ramone Hill III, in May 2005, and another short hiatus, Monica released her fifth studio album, in October 2006.
In the early 2000s , Monica dealt with several personal tribulations including the suicide of her boyfriend.
Monica renewed her recording contract with J Records in October 2007 and following the birth of her second child (with ex-fiancé Rocko) Romelo Montez Hill, she took another hiatus. She returned to the scene in 2009 with a high-charting collaboration with Keyshia Cole on “Trust” and her BET reality series Monica: Still Standing, chronicling the recording of her same-titled sixth album and her personal life.
Monica’s latest album Still Standing was released on March 23, 2010.