ROLLING OUT MAGAZINE COVERS VETERAN R&B SINGER MONICA FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER ISSUE
MONICA DISCUSSES WHY SHE’S “STILL STANDING”, LOVE, LIFE, PAST DEMONS, HER NEW BET REALITY SHOW AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM
MONICA’S INTIMATE ROLLING OUT MAGAZINE INTERVIEW HITS NEWSSTANDS NATIONWIDE ON NOVEMBER 5th, 2009
Atlanta bred R&B veteran singer Monica graces the cover of *rolling out Magazine dishing on her past, present, future, and highly anticipated new album. Bracing herself for the return into the public eye after a two year hiatus, Monica reintroduces herself to avid followers through her new reality show “Still Standing” on BET Network, which looks to translate the evolution of Monica as a person and more importantly the strength she’s gained over the years through tumultuous ups and downs in life.
Monica tells *rolling out Magazine that she withdrew from the spotlight during her careers prime after her boyfriend committed suicide in front of her in 2000; “I was the walking dead for a little while”, Monica disappearing from her fans and slipping into a depression. Today, Monica has titled the name of her BET reality show, single and album “Still Standing” as an emblem of her rescued faith in herself, life, and love. Monica states “Stop looking at what I used to do and look at what I’m doing now”, as she looks to reconnect with her fans and reclaim her position as the sensual songstress that she is.
Monica debuted into the world of R&B during the 90’s with the cult hit “Dont take it personal” which shot then 16 year Monica Arnold into the national arena with back-to-black platinum singles off her debut album”Miss Thang”. Partnering with then teen sensation, singer Brandy Norwood, Monica shot to the top of the Billboard charts for over 13 weeks with the duet “The Boy is Mine” which captured “Best R&B Performance Duo” for the 1997 Grammy Awards. Later releasing a lesser received third album, “All Eyez on Me”, Monica went into the studio for the 2003 follow-up “After The Storm” which turned out three successfully charted Billboard singles. Moving into 2006, Monica released “The Making of Me” with lead single “The Makings of You” a sample from legendary Curtis Mayfield, Monica debuting at #8 on the Billboard R&B Charts. Monica is the mother of two sons, Rodney III and Romello and is engaged to Atlanta rapper Rocko. The *rolling out Magazine interview with singer Monica will be on stands nationwide Thursday November 5th, 2009. Also, log onto www.rollingout.com for behind the scenes images of the shoot with Monica and accompanied video.
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