Monica to Deliver ‘New Life’ in October

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Monica is giving birth to New Life this fall. The R&B singer has announced a delivery date for her 7th studio album.

The follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Still Standing, which entered at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart last year, is tentatively slated for an October 4 release. It will include production from Missy Elliott and Polow Da Don, with the first single due in as soon as two weeks.

“The label [J Records] has asked me, do I want to take an October 4 date,” Monica told fans during a Ustream session. “Over the next month I’ll decide because as of right now, we’re pressing up the new single and trying to get some clearances which are very difficult, so if anything changes it will only be because of that. We’re working on it and I’m thinking that I will keep that October 4 date.”

The mother of two, who wed Lakers player Shannon Brown last year, is in a happy place and that reflects in her new music. “You get to hear some different flavors, but it’s definitely R&B,” she shared. “I think when you’re in a happy place, you’re able to do your job a lot easier.”

Once again, she will be sharing her life experiences on the album. “I talk about a lot of different subjects, whether it’s love, heartache, happiness, family,” she added. “The music will be a lot like Still Standing in the sense that it’s real and really about things that I’ve experienced, but it’s also from a very mature place. The greatest thing that happened to me is to learn forgiveness and acceptance. In this state of mind it’s easy for me to make music about where I’ve been and where I’m going and do it in a positive manner.”

A tour is also in the works, but Monica did not disclose further details.



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25 Comments

  1. mon

    way to go monica i cant wait im tired of these so called r&b chicks puttin out crappy albums i hope this one is full blow R&B and not light and fluffy pop R&B!

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  2. ME

    I’m excited for this album, I still can’t get over how “The Makings of Me” was handled that was a way better album the Still Standing!

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    mofan95 Reply:

    @ME, I like that album to the first single was a poor representation of it!!!

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  3. ben

    I CANT WAIT!

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  4. sutuh

    yessss! Can’t wait!
    Hopefully the single is HOTTT and doesn’t disappoint me like Mary’s single smh

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  5. mofan95

    OMG OMG OMG OMG IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! IM DYING YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

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  6. DeeJay

    Hart to believe this is her 7 studio album, I been listening since Miss Thang. Congrats, hope you keep the October 4 date.

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  7. Matt C.

    New Life? Giving Birth? You had me thinking she was pregnant or something.

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  8. Kayla C.

    This is great news!!! I love Monica because she always keeps it real and always makes great music!

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  9. yooo

    that means another Jazmine Sullivan/Missy collab! I think if Monica sticks with those two the music should be banging otherwise I think her music is rather uninteresting. She’s one of the top vocalist in the game without a doubt; just hoping the music matches the vocals

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  10. BLAZE

    OMG! I can’t take it thats the week before my B-Day yessssss Please keep that date an give Missy the 11th I will just fall out

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  11. Michael

    I HEAR LIL KIM & MISSY WILL BE ON ONE OF HER SINGLES!!! ALL 3 OF THEM TOGETHER!!!

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  12. Rafaiahhh(*whistle)

    SHE NEEDS MISSY SH*T

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  13. elle

    Yes!!! I heard there’s going to be some more uptempo songs, unlike her last album that was mostly ballads. Chris is also making a collab, can’t wait!

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  14. Dave

    I CAN’T FREAKIN WAIT! I want her to push out that single July like she said though too. LOVE MONICA, & HER MUSIC SLAYS!

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  15. Kyle

    I really hope she sticks to October 4th for this album. I love Monica and I am still so happy with all the success that came her way with “Still Standing.” That pretty much put her back into the limelight as far as R&B singers are concerned. Lastly, I’m glad she isn’t taking a 4-5 year break like she usually does in between albums.

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  16. Bus

    Heard Faith Evans, Chris Brown, Missy/Lil’ Kim, & J. Cole are going to make features on the 12 track cd. Hope all those people are confirmed!!!

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  17. THE MALEZ

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN!!!! SHOW THESE HOES MO!

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  18. kiki

    Real R&B coming our ocotober. go monica go!

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  19. BEZ

    WOW…ive never been this excited for an album. Im even more excited now than i was for Still Standing. Monica usually waits 4-5 years inbetween albums so im shocked. LOL. I have a good feeling about this one, i just hope monica takes this album alllllll the way. the only disappointment i had with SS is the fact that it had soooo much potential but they cut it short way too soon. SS had atleast 2 more singles, another tour, possibly done somethings overseas but she didnt take it that far. i want NEW LIFE to take Monica, and TeamMonica to places we aint been in a long time… im talking back atop the POP charts, World Wide tours, PLATINUM records, Mag Covers, Muliple awards & nominations, etc…. Still Standing was a GREAT start, Great comeback album. it definitely let the naysayers, doubters,haters, and everyone else inbetween who may have written her off KNOW that MONICA (the miss thang from 95) still Had it!! she still slllaaayyyed!! Now this NEW LIFE album needs to PUT her on THE MAP as an R&B ICON!! NEW LIFE #TeamMonica #LEGOOO

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  20. i_miss_da_90s

    @ME, you know what, when i first bought ‘makings of me’, i liked it. then, i put it down b/c of what others were saying about it. a couple of months ago, i pulled it off the shelf for a current listen, and i was like “this album was slepted on”… i, personally, loved ‘still standing’. it was a great album for her as a comeback. it’s ashame she didn’t receive as much recognition for the effort. i’m hoping that ms. thang brings the heat with this album.

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  21. the understandable

    I really love Monica and I’m the true fan and I love all her music I love the ballets I think she caries herself as an respectable woman with abnormally vocals.Team Monica from day 1 and will never discriminate…Love your MO I’m buying 2 albums

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  22. KIMMYD

    I CHECK ON LINE EVERY SINGLE DAY TO SEE WHAT MIGHT HAVE LEAKED!!! MONICA’S MUSIC HAS HELPED ME THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST COMPLICATING LOVE HARDSHIPS. EVERYTIME I AM GOING THRU SOMETHING … SHE COMES OUT WITH A SONG THAT FITS MY SITUATION PERFECTLY.

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  24. jaquaizawalden

    hey monica

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