The musical part of the Georgia native’s story is filled with a track record of history making accomplishments. For any average recording artist, achieving chart-topping success during their early to mid-teens is no simple task, but we’re talking about Monica here. “It was the perfect life for me. I wouldn’t say any 12, 14 or 16 year old could handle it, but that was for me because it shaped and molded the person that I am” she recalls. With “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out Of My Life,” Monica became the youngest female ever to have two #1 back-to-back hits on Billboard’s R&B chart from her 1995 debut album Miss Thang. By 1998, her next album The Boy Is Mine, garnered Monica pop success when she paired with Brandy to record the Rodney Jerkins produced first single of the same name. Spending a record breaking thirteen weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, the duet earned a Grammy Award to add to Monica’s existing collection of American Music, Soul Train and Billboard Awards. “I was 16 and everything that I dreamed about was in front of me.” The album boasted two more #1 hits (“The First Night” and “Angel of Mine”) while establishing Monica as an undeniable voice of her generation. In 2003 Monica’s chart-topping success continued when her third album, After The Storm, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart and spawned her sixth #1 single “So Gone.” Monica’s follow-up album, 2006’s The Makings Of Me, entered at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and added yet another achievement to the songstress’ extraordinary career.

We’de like to close out by Saying happy birthday Monica! from everyone at WTV NETWORKS!

Edited By Bryan Rodgers & Rene Guerrero for WTV Networks