Terri & Monica
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. As members of The Gyrlz, they released one album for Capitol Records, 1988's Love Me or Leave Me. After Geter left the group, Robinson and Payne continued on as a duo. 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
- "I'm Still Waiting" a track from their 1993 debut was featured on the soundtrack to Poetic Justice, a motion picture starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Another hit single, "Uh-Huh", was featured on Hey Mr. DJ: The 4th Compilation as a remix from Mood II Swing.
- The performed alongside Shabba Ranks and Patra on "Family Affair". The song, a revision of the 1971 hit single from Sly & the Family Stone, was featured on the Addams Family Values motion picture soundtrack.
- In 1995, the duo performed with LL Cool J on "Loungin"', a track from 1995's Mr. Smith. They also made a contribution to the Money Train motion picture soundtrack.
- Monica Payne's last studio appearance was on the soundtrack to the Will Smith film Wild Wild West, singing the hook to the Tim & Bob produced MC Lyte song "Keep It Movin'".