R&B singer and possibly Brandy’s rival (it’s what I think), Monica, has just finished wrapping up work on her upcoming third LP set. Apparently, after agonizing over coming up with a proper name for her new album, she’s decided on just calling it ‘Monica’.
In a statement released on the 27th of June, she describes her new material as a “coming of age” offering that she co-wrote, saying “I’ve never had a self-titled album before and since I co-wrote the entire thing, what better timing for one?”.
The new album, due out in shops come 20th of August, is backed by the people of J Records. They’re the people who gave us Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Busta Rhymes and more.
The first single from the album, ‘All Eyez on Me’, which features part of Michael Jackson’s ‘Pretty Young Thing’, is already playing at R&B radio stations. Other songs on the album are ‘Ain’t Gonna Cry No More’, ‘Breaks My Heart’, ‘Down 4 Whateva’, ‘Searchin”, ‘U Should’ve Known’, ‘I Wrote This Song’, ‘If U Were the Girl’ and more.
‘Monica’ follows 1998’s ‘The Boy is Mine’, featuring the No. 1 hit duet with Brandy on the title track, and 1995’s ‘Miss Thang’.