Terri & Monica

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Terri & Monica
Also known as The Gyrlz
Origin Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres Rhythm and blues, New jack swing
Occupation(s) group
Instruments vocals
Years active 1988–1990 (The Gyrlz)
1993–1997 (Terri & Monica)
Labels Uptown, Capitol, Epic
Associated acts Al B. Sure!, Kyle West, Teddy Riley, Soul For Real, Monifah, Total, Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Past members Terri Robinson
Monica Payne
Tara Geter
Notable instruments

Terri & Monica was a R&B duo from the early 1990s which featured Terri Robinson (August 12, 1970) and Monica Payne (Feb 22), who were members of the short-lived late 80s New Jack Swing R&B group The Gyrlz along with third member Tara Geter.[1]

As members of The Gyrlz, they released one album for Uptown Records under distribution from Capitol Records- 1988's Love Me or Leave Me.[2][3]

After Geter left the group, Robinson and Payne continued on as a duo.[4] They released a pair of full-length recordings, 1993's Systa and 1996's Suga, both released via Epic Records. The latter spawned a Billboard Magazine hit single, "Sexuality (If You Take Your Love)."


As The Gyrlz

  • 1988: Love Me or Leave Me

As Terri & Monica

Contributions, compilations, and collaborations[edit]


  1. ^ "The Gyrlz". profile. rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Terri & Monica | Systa". article. theurbanmusicscene.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Monica Payne". biography. monica-payne.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  4. ^ Lyons, Joel. "Your [Other] Favorite 90s Girl Groups". article. soultrain.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  5. ^ "Terri Robinson". relationships. musicbrainz.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  6. ^ "V. Bozeman - biography" (PDF). thatgirlv.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  7. ^ "Monica Payne - Bio". monica-payne.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 

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