Monica Readies Single, Album for New Year

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With two new Grammy nominations under her belt, Monica is already hard at work on her next album. The R&B songstress provided Rap-Up.com with an update on the project and when fans can expect to hear new music.

Monica has been logging studio time with her cousin Polow Da Don, creating the follow-up to this year’s Still Standing. “I’ve only worked with Polow so far, but I try to get with one or two producers and pretty much create the meat, and then you pretty much get the rest of it done around the center of the album,” she explained.

While an album title has yet to be determined, she’s mapped out a recording schedule. “I really want to come up with the album title very soon, so that it will have direction like Still Standing did,” she said. “I hope to at least have the title in January and a single in maybe March and an album in maybe July. It would have to be something pretty drastic to take me off my path. But if nothing changes, that’s the plan.”

After she finishes this album, a collection of Christmas songs could be next. “I’m looking forward to something like that, something that’s kinda mixed with a little bit of Christian inspirational things with some of the older songs that we all know,” she previously told Rap-Up.com.



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17 Comments

  1. Roman'sRevenge

    I’m still waiting for the third single off Still Standing. I think you need to keep touring and cook up something nice for 2012..Don’t rush.

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  2. Shaytan

    I love you Monica :) However please don’t jump onto this fast food music band wagon ( Rihanna Mariah Carey Ciara etc) I rather wait 3 years for a new album than to have a weak album released every year

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  3. Lamont Littles

    I’m glad your working on new music Monica. But, DONT RUSH Monica please take your time!!! I’m your #1 fan but I feel another rushed album coming!

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  4. marcus

    I AGREE WITH ALL 3 PRIOR POST…,IM YET WAITING ON ‘MIRROR’ TO BE RELEASED AS AN SINGLE. CLEARLY AN HIT SONG..WITH VERY DETAILED MEANING..

    THE STILL STANDING LP WENT GOLD. THE SINGLES WENT #1 ON RNB CHART.. GOOD RADIO ROTATION.. GOOD SONGS.. GRAMMY NODS……VERY GOOD PROMOTION..CAUSE SHE WAS EVERYWHERE

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  5. Lisa

    I agree, she could definitely milk ‘Still Standing.’ For it to be so successful she didn’t release many singles. I love “Here I Am,” “Mirror” and “Superman.”

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  6. jameile

    umm still standing is over, yall get over it. Monica do u and bring the heat on new album…#NEWLIFE 2011 leggo

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  7. Mely B

    I love Monica & love STILL STANDING. I agree with most that they could milk 2 or 3 more singles from that album before rushing into another, I swear these folks don’t know how to make us miss them anymore.

    On the other hand, I realize that r&b audiences and fans do not support these artists like we should so maybe she feels like she has to get new material “out there” so she can continue to tour.

    Anyway I’m a fan so will continue to support this young lady!

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  8. Nick

    YES! I am ready for the QUEEN’s next album! Still Standing was the best R&B album of 2010, hands down.

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  9. Dave

    I agree w/ y’all too. “Here I Am” should be released as a single, but I also think “Stay or Go” should too. She can def get platinum from this album then going to a new album. But, I believe whether the time frame Monica will give QUALITY music.

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  10. Allen

    we need a video for here i am feat trey songz

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  11. Kyle

    I agree, I think there are still some worthy songs that should be made into a single on “Still Standing.” But whatever she decides to do I’ll be happy with. New music from her is always good!!

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  12. bowlove

    she is work the hair and them need to buy the cd i have mine and she is goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood on the one

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  13. Brionna

    I love Mo I can’t say what she should or shouldn’t do cause im not in the biz so idk whats the best choice but i hope her and her team is smart enough to kno whats the best decision 4 her

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  14. twicebrown

    Come on! Although I love Still Standing, Monica record label is ultimately making the decision on whether to release another single from Still Standing or releasing another CD.

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  15. nickilover1

    @Shaytan, Mariah Carey released Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel in 2009, which is one of her best albums this decade (I don’t know what you were smoking if you didn’t like HATEU or It’s A Wrap), and her christmas album was well-made and received for what it was. Rihanna has never been an “album artist”, but she has consistently released strong, succesful singles. I’m sure Monica will serve something great up, no matter when she releases it. An amazing song takes not but talent and passion to bring forth, no matter the time. She should definitely squeeze as much as she can out of STILL STANDING, and should release “still standing”, “one in a lifetime”, and the leftover track “lesson learned”, produced by bryan michael-cox. However, for fans, those songs are old. We’ll be waiting patiently for a new album, Monica!!

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  17. rico

    I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve Mo

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