Monica Preps New Album with Big Name Producers

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Only six months after releasing her sixth LP New Life, Monica is already back in the studio working on her next album. The R&B songstress took to Twitter to share some of the big-name producers on board.

The 31-year-old was in New York this week meeting with her label RCA Records about the project. She plans to get in the studio with a who’s who of hitmakers including Missy Elliott, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Stargate, Mike WiLL Made It, Polow Da Don, and more.

“Album7❤ @iamricolove ,Jim Jonson, stargate,Mike Will,Red Styles,Polow,Missy & Many More FRESH sound FRESH music, ” she tweeted.

She posted a photo of herself with RCA Records CEO Peter Edge, writing, “The Amazing stance Ali has in the background says it ALL❤Me & Peter Edge❤Fresh Music, Feel, Producers & Sound.”

New Life entered the charts at No. 4 in April and featured her duet with Brandy, “It All Belongs to Me.”

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55 Comments

  1. DRB

    Can all of you R&B singers stop running to the same basic producers and writers aka why all of you sound the same and your music is basic.

    Miguel, Frank, Elle, thanks for being different.

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    ksw Reply:

    @DRB, it’s all about what people will buy and listen to. all the end of the day the record label want big sales and a lot of airplay. i totally agree with you though.

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    DRB Reply:

    @ksw, none of them are getting it so you may as well try something new.

    Where’s Jazmine Sullivan *sigh*

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    Ursula Reply:

    @DRB,

    I agree. If I see Rico Love’s name one more time on someone’s “new project,” i am going to start boycotting this music.

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    Warren Reply:

    @Ursula, LOL I get you. Rico did a horrible job with It all belongs to me. Such a wasted opportunity

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  2. letmeloveu

    not excited @all

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  3. MmmHmm

    YES!!! I HOPE SHE HAS LIL KIM ON HER ALBUM THIS TIME AROUND! THE ANYTHING TO FIND YOU FEAT. LIL KIM & RICK ROSS WAS HOT! BETTER THAN THE VERSION THAT MADE IT ON THE ALBUM!

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  4. Moi

    NO RICO LOVE. He was the ruination of New Life.

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  5. j

    Her last album was good!! Sucks she didn’t get much airplay

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  6. Dave

    I was wondering why she hadn’t promoted new life.

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  7. THE MALEZ

    Monica is working with a VARIETY of different producers. This album will be BOMB

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  8. poe

    I cant effin wait!!!

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  9. KeepItReal

    didnt New Life flop earlier this year? why is her record label allowing her to put out another album so soon

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    lol @ your life Reply:

    @KeepItReal, because she can and she will. stay mad.

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  10. trish

    I actually like Daddy’s Good Girl (rico love) from New Life. But I’m so ready for this new album. Didnt (Mike Will Made It) produce Bandz a make her dance?

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  11. yooo

    Monica’s voice was mature when she was 13, and now at 31, all her stuff is starting to sound the same. She can sanng, but creatively she’s a little flat.

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    MusicJunkie Reply:

    @yooo, took the words right out my brain . Lol

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  12. somaya

    I think this is good for Monica. She’s working with a variety of people. Plus I’m ready to see what Mike WiLL can contribute to da album

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  13. REAL R&B LOVER

    As much as I like Monica, her last album was good but boring. She can singggg but she need’s better producers. Rico Love is No Bueno!!!

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  14. Kyle

    Didn’t she work with most of these producers, if not all of them on “New Life”? I’m glad she is done with taking 4-5 year breaks in between albums though. She is clearly wasting no time. It’s kind of sad that “New Life” never really caught on because I happened to really enjoy that album. The pace was slow and never really picked up but her voice is too good to ignore.

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    KayeV Reply:

    @Kyle, thats what i was just thinking .. all those peeps shes aleady worked with so i dont kn ow what she means by new producers etc

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  15. YOLO

    Monica PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THIS ALBUM to RICO LOVE! You NEED RNB DALLAS AUSTIN, BRYAN MICHAEL COX, MISSY and JERMAINE DUPRI! I want some STILL STANDING/ MISS THANG SHIT! RICO LOve is NOT CUTTING IT!!

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  16. susie

    RicoLove songs didn’t do anything for NewLife nothing memorable, but Cainon Lamb(BigMistake,Breathe,IN3D), JermaineDupri & Bryan-Michael Cox(Amazing) & Warren “Oak” Fielder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel(Catch Me) were the absolute best producers & songs I keep those on repeat. Nothing against RicoLove but I skip all of his songs, he to many that just didn’t do a thing for Monica like the song with Brandy that song to me was somewhat childish silly.

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    tilis Reply:

    @susie, I’m a Monica fan and those are the only songs I listen to on New Life. I was hoping Lamb would exec produce her album.

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  17. MH

    I’m glad she’s going for ‘fresh.’ I’m excited.

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  18. Soaring

    Glad to know she’s working on a new album. I agree that the last one was a little bland but it was worth it for “Time To Move On”. That’s such a powerful song. I love Monica’s voice and as always I’ll support her.

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  19. Rico

    Can’t wait for Monica’s new LP! :) #Yessss.

    Q: anyone know the photo app Monica is using in the picture above?!

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  20. susie

    I hope everyones taking note of the fact that these artist are doing reality tv in order to get their music out there. Reality tv did help Monica with the promo and sale of her Still Standing album, Mo may have to think about that and I’m not saying it has to involve her family just the industry and her music would be just find. I will support just hoping for a better more up tempo RnB album, NewLife didn’t make me feel as if she was enjoying a NewLife it was the total opposite.

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  21. trillafood

    Brandy got the girls running to the same people she worked with. Too funny!!
    Two Eleven snippets are out and uhmmm R&B ALBUM OF THE YEAR, INDEED!

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    lisabonae Reply:

    @trillafood, bitch please Monica worked with Rico Love Jim Jonsin and Stargate before Brandy did.

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    trillafood Reply:

    @lisabonae, Actually Brandy worked with Rico and Jim before Monica. Do your research, ugly.

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    lisabonae Reply:

    @trillafood, um no she didnt. this is the first album brandy’s worked with either of them. Monica’s worked with Jim Jonsin and Stargate before New Life and Two Eleven. Brandy didnt go into the studio with Rico until after Monica’s last album. Get your facts straight before u talk shit, faggot.

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  22. lisabonae

    anyway cant wait to hear monica’s next album! I know its gonna be good! she never disappoints.

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  23. Candice

    Don’t start the brandy stuff she had 2 albums flop before she got it right. Monica last album was too mature and she listed these producers and said MANY MORE which means she about to try some new thins. That’s what KC had to do and I love the change with a little familiarity .Monicas naturally a cool chick without trying so this will be great

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    trillafood Reply:

    @Candice, Whether Brandy had 2 unsuccessful albums, they sh*t bricks on everything Monica has ever done. And not to mention, they both were critical acclaim albums.

    I give props where its due and Monica is a dried up prune. New Life was wack, Still Standing was wack. But good luck to her.

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    HotLikeFire Reply:

    @Candice,

    I wouldn’t necessarily say Brandy “had 2 albums flop before she got it right.”

    One of the albums DEFINITELY flopped, but when has she ever got it wrong? All of her albums are stunning.

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  24. Leggo

    She should just make a gospel album and then finish being a mom. She is too old and tired with her music.

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    trillafood Reply:

    @Leggo, I agree. Monica is just boring.

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  25. herewegoagian

    monica albums are classic so are brandy’s yes fresh is good for mo rico love is basic but he gave bran some heat for 2/11 mo needs to let polow or missy produce bulk of the album…she also needs new producer mansur and stacy barthe cuz she was plannin on givin bran some heat…pop and oak and i would love to hear mo on a timbaland track :) imo her career has lasted longa than bran but bran is more of a fan fave cuz she #dances :)

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  26. Bigboi

    monica need to work with my on a porject ill make her some hits

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  27. Jay

    Sweet! Can’t wait to hear the new music!!! :)

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  28. me

    stay away from rico love. his work is the same and bland

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  29. whitney

    monica acts like a old wowan, shes boring, shes bland, and she cant dance,,,,,she should do a gospel album or do atlanta housewives

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  30. jon

    monica again, ur wasting money mo. go to gospel….

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  31. jon

    monica needs sean garrett or bangledesh, her last album was horrible!!!

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  32. getitright

    i think monica should just throw in the tile, im not excited at all about her music

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  33. tonymontana

    YESSSS baby. New Monica. I hate that Rico Love is on it but it will be others. I cant wait!!!!

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  34. leela

    R&B Icon returns!!!

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  35. Atlantabred

    Why you Brandy fan don’t grw the hell up. Monica can sing her ass off especially live. You all so call vocal bible sound like a banshee with a f Ing cold live. Her eyes wide apart like a deer in headlights.

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  36. Here I Am

    I’m glad to see that she’s back in the studio so soon! Good for Mo

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  37. Ra

    I am totally excited for Monica. I wish people would not compare Brandy to Monica because they have their own unique features about them and they don’t need to be compared to each other People should just recognize their talents and not who work with who and who sang better because you can only compare something if they are the same and they are not so give it up. I cant wait for Monica to work with Mike Will and the rest I wish that she will not work with Rico Love also but I am glad that she states that she is producing “fresh music”

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  38. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    nice of Monica

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  39. Lmsunkiss

    #TeamMonica

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  40. Kristiopher

    I truly think Monica is the new queen of r&b!!!! The beauty of Monica’s voice is that she can really blow. She has the ability to go high & low! a lot of artists are just 1 tracked like brandy…lol

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  41. Kristiopher

    but I’m so ready for Monica to hit a whistle note!

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