Monica

Nov
11
Ariana Grande and Jessie J to Remake Brandy and Monica’s ‘The Boy Is Mine’

Jessie J and Ariana Grande

Sixteen years after Brandy and Monica topped the charts with “The Boy Is Mine,” two of pop’s leading ladies, Ariana Grande and Jessie J, are bringing the diva duet back to life.

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Sep
14
Justin Bieber, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, & Monica Attend Mayweather vs. Maidana Fight

Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber

The stars packed the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to watch Floyd “Money” Mayweather take on Marcos “El Chino” Maidana for the WBC/WBA welterweight title on Saturday night. Floyd snapped a selfie with his pal Justin Bieber before heading to the ring to claim his victory.

“Love you champ @FloydMayweather,” said the Biebs as Floyd extended his undefeated record to 47-0.

Rick Ross, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Kevin Hart and his fiancée Eniko Parrish, and birthday boy 2 Chainz attended Showtime’s VIP pre-fight party, while Monica wowed with her soaring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

50 Cent praised her performance, tweeting, “Monica sounded so good tonight it didn’t make no sense.”

Check out the pics from fight night below.

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Oct
16
Stream ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Soundtrack Featuring R. Kelly, Monica, Mario, & Fantasia

The Best Man Holiday

It’s going to be a very soulful Christmas. Some of R&B’s brightest stars spread some holiday cheer on the soundtrack to The Best Man Holiday.

The 13-song compilation features newly-penned material, as well as holiday classics, performed by artists including R. Kelly, Jordin Sparks, Mary J. Blige, Mario, Fantasia, Monica, Ne-Yo, Marsha Ambrosius, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, and more.

R. Kelly gets into the Christmas groove on “Christmas, I’ll be Steppin’,” Monica covers Judy Garland’s classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and Fantasia decks the halls on “What Christmas Means to Me.”

The movie hits theaters on Nov. 15, but you can stream the entire soundtrack in advance of its Oct. 29 release.

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Sep
6
Monica and Shannon Brown Welcome Daughter

Monica and Shannon Brown

Congratulations are in order for Monica and her husband Shannon Brown. The happy couple welcomed a daughter named Laiyah into the world on Thursday.

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May
12
Monica and Shannon Brown Expecting First Child Together

Monica

Monica is expanding her happy family. The R&B singer and husband Shannon Brown are expecting their first child together.

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Apr
17
New Music: LL Cool J f/ Monica – ‘Closer’

LL Cool J and Monica

LL Cool J gets his two-step on with his grown and sexy jam “Closer.” The 45-year-old icon raps about not compromising after 30 years in the game, while Monica lays down the soulful hook.

“LL, grown ass man/ Couldn’t give a damn if a young boy’s my fan/ Long as his mama two-step to my jam while she’s cleaning up her house, mop in her hand,” raps LL, adding, “I don’t do features or chase teenage fans.”

Due April 30, LL’s album Authentic also features Brad Paisley, Eddie Van Halen, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Travis Barker, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Bootsy Collins.

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Mar
30
Monica Makes Music with Miguel

Miguel and Monica

Monica and Miguel are cooking up a collabo. The two hit the studio on Friday to work on Monica’s seventh album. The 32-year-old songstress took to Twitter to share some of the silly photos from their session.

“Breaker Breaker 1/9 #WeWorking 10/4 #CopyDat @Miguelunlimited album 7… New Monica❤LOL,” tweeted Monica.

She was also in the lab with Future earlier in the week.

Last year, the R&B vet revealed some of the other big names on board including Missy Elliott, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Stargate, Mike WiLL Made It, and Polow Da Don.

Monica’s 2012 album New Life debuted at No. 4, selling 69,000 copies in its first week.

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