Singer + Songwriter + Actress
Born Oct 24, 1980

Monica Denise Brown professionally known as Monica, is an American Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, Monica began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir, at the age of ten. Guided by producers Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob, she signed with Arista Records at age thirteen and released her debut album Miss Thang in 1995.… Read More

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1980 Birth Monica was born in College Park on October 24, 1980. … Read More
1984 3 Years Old At the age of two, Monica followed in her mother's footsteps with regular performances at the Jones Hill Chapel United Methodist Church in Marilyn's hometown Newnan, Georgia. While growing up in the modest circumstances of a single-parent home after her parents' 1984 separation and 1987 divorce, Monica continued training herself in singing and became a frequent talent-show contestant, winning over 20 local singing competitions throughout her early teenage years. … Read More
1991 10 Years Old In 1991, at the age of eleven, Monica was discovered by music producer Dallas Austin at the Center Stage auditorium in Atlanta performing Whitney Houston 1986's "Greatest Love of All". … Read More


1995 14 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Guided by producers Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob, she signed with Arista Records at age thirteen and released her debut album Miss Thang in 1995. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old Monica's career saw troubles in 1999, during which time she dealt with more personal tribulations including the suicide of her boyfriend Jarvis "Knot" Weems, a local drug dealer and her childhood friend. … Read More
In 2000, Monica made her film debut in the third drama from MTV Films, Love Song, as Camille Livingston, a young woman torn between the life her parents have planned for her and the world she experiences after meeting a musician from the wrong side of the tracks. … Read More


2003 22 Years Old …  Finally released in June 2003, After the Storm debuted at number one on Billboard`s Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, and on top of the official Billboard 200, with sales of 186,000 copies emerging as Monica's first and only number-one album to date. … Read More
2005 24 Years Old On May 21, 2005, she gave birth to their first son, Rodney Ramone Hill III. … Read More
2006 25 Years Old In her big-screen movie career, in 2006, she made a cameo appearance in the American comedy-drama film ATL, playing the Waffle House waitress.
2008 27 Years Old In August 2008, the debut episode of the reality television show Monica: The Single on Peachtree TV was filmed to promote the release of the album, "Still Standing". … Read More
2009 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Monica joined with completion of Rockmond Dunbar-produced upcoming film 2011 Pastor Brown.
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Monica has been in a relationship with NBA player Shannon Brown. The pair met in June 2010 when Brown was consulted to star as her love interest in the music video for the single "Love All Over Me."


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
New Life was supposed to be released in late 2011, however, it had been pushed back to April 10, 2012, due to Monica and RCA 'reconstructing the entire plan for the album'. "It All Belongs to Me" featuring Brandy Norwood will serve as the album's lead single, it was released on February 6, 2012. … Read More
2012 31 Years Old In October 2012, Monica tweeted that she will be working with big names like Missy Elliott, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Stargate, Mike WiLL Made It, Polow Da Don, and more. on her 8th studio album.
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