24 Oct Monica Turns 40
Today, one of the greatest vocalists in the history of popular music turns 40.
When former child stars turn 40, it really puts into perspective just how young they were when they first started. Monica was only 14 when Miss Thang dropped in 1995, but an even more impressive fact is that she recorded some of the album’s biggest hits in the summer of ’93 — when she was just 12 years old.
She would go on to follow Miss Thang with The Boy Is Mine, which produced her three No. 1 hits. And then the new millennium came, and the music industry basically abandoned most of the greats of ’90s R&Bs. She would have one more top 10 hit, but was would never enjoy the same kind of success she did in the mid-’90s.
Chart positions be damned, Monica was still putting out quality. From “Love All Over Me” to “Everything to Me,” R&B connoisseurs know that the quality never waned.
Join me in celebrating one of the best to ever hold a mic. Below are my four favorites from Monica’s iconic catalog.
“Before You Walk out My Life”
“Why I Love You So Much”
“All Eyez on Me”