Monica discography

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Monica discography
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Monica performing in New York City in December 2015.
Studio albums 8
Video albums 8
Singles 35

American R&B singer Monica has released 8 studio albums, one extended play, and 35 singles (including six as a featured artist). Since the beginning of her career in 1995, she has sold 5.3 million albums in the United States,[1] In 1999, Billboard included her among the top twenty of the Top Pop Artists of the 1990s,[2] and in 2010, the magazine ranked her 24th on its list of the Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists of the past 25 years.[3] With a career lasting over 20 years, Monica became the first artist to top the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.[4]

Monica's debut studio album, titled Miss Thang was released in July 1995, selling about 1.5 million million copies in the United States.[5] It produced five top ten singles, including debut single "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" and follow-up "Before You Walk Out of My Life", both of which made her the youngest artist ever to have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.[6] In 1997, Monica released the top five single "For You I Will", which originated from the sports comedy film Space Jam and its soundtrack and became another platinum seller.[7] Her second album The Boy Is Mine was released in 1998 and earned her major international chart success. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 and was certified three-times platinum in the United States and Canada.[7][8] Pushed by its same-titled number-one hit, a massive commercial success duet with fellow R&B teen singer Brandy, it spawned five commercially released singles, including further chart-topper "The First Night" and "Angel of Mine".[9]

After a label switch to J Records, Monica released After the Storm in 2003, a retooled version of her third album, All Eyez on Me (2002), which had received a Japan-wide release only after its first single's commercial failure and an early leak via the internet.[10] The album became the singer's first album to debut at number-one on the Billboard 200 chart and eventually sold more than a million copies stateside, with its single "So Gone" becoming Monica's biggest-selling singles in years.[11] Her fifth studio album, The Makings of Me, released in 2006, was considered a commercial failure and was left uncertified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[11][12]

In 2009, Monica's duet with singer Keyshia Cole, "Trust", reached the top five of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The recording of her sixth studio album Still Standing (2010) was chronicled by her BET reality series of the same name. It spawned her biggest-charting single in seven years, "Everything to Me", her sixth number-one hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[11] Still Standing was eventually certified gold by the RIAA, with domestic shipments of 500,000 copies, and also produced the R&B top ten hit "Love All Over Me".[13] In 2012, Monica's seventh album New Life was released to moderate sales. Its four singles, including lead single "It All Belongs to Me", another duet with Brandy, failed to achieve any Billboard Hot 100 entry. In 2015, her eighth studio album Code Red was released.[14]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[15]
US R&B
[15]
AUS
[16]
CAN
[15]
FRA
[17]
JPN
[18]
NL
[19]
NZ
[20]
SWI
[21]
UK
[22]
Miss Thang 36 7 41 9
The Boy Is Mine
  • Released: July 14, 1998
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: cassette, CD
8 2 37 10 20 69 13 17 19 52
  • US: 3× Platinum[7]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[8]
All Eyez on Me
  • Released: November 12, 2002
  • Label: J
  • Formats: CD
14 88
After the Storm 1 2 136
The Makings of Me
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Label: J
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8 1 75
Still Standing
  • Released: March 23, 2010
  • Label: J
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 1 129
New Life
  • Released: April 6, 2012
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 2
Code Red
  • Released: December 18, 2015
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, digital download
27 4
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Monica: Made Mixtape (2007)[25]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B
[26]
AUS
[27]
CAN GER IRL NL NZ UK
[28]
"Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" 1995 2 1 7 20 5 32
  • US: Platinum[7]
Miss Thang
"Like This and Like That"[A] 7 1 18 33
  • US: Platinum[7]
"Before You Walk Out of My Life"[A] 60 8 22
  • US: Platinum[7]
"Why I Love You So Much"[B] 1996 9 3 96 22
"Ain't Nobody" [B]
(featuring Treach)
The Nutty Professor OST
"For You I Will" 1997 4 2 45 80 51 2 27
  • US: Platinum[7]
Space Jam OST
"The Boy Is Mine"
(with Brandy)
1998 1 1 3 1 5 1 1 1 2 The Boy Is Mine
"The First Night" 1 1 30 6 63 30 22 15 6
  • US: Platinum[7]
"Angel of Mine" 1999 1 2 12 10 36 55
"Street Symphony" [C] 50
"Inside"[D]
"Just Another Girl" 2001 64 34 Down to Earth OST
"All Eyez on Me" 2002 69 32 39 81 29 All Eyez on Me
"So Gone" 2003 10 1 72 17 82 After the Storm
"Knock Knock" / "Get It Off" [E] 75 24
"U Should've Known Better" 2004 19 6
"Everytime tha Beat Drop"
(featuring Dem Franchize Boyz)
2006 48 11 The Makings of Me
"A Dozen Roses (You Remind Me)" 48
"Sideline Ho" 2007 45
"Hell No (Leave Home)"
(featuring Twista)
[F]
"Trust"
(with Keyshia Cole)
2009 70 5 A Different Me
"Everything to Me" 2010 44 1 Still Standing
"Love All Over Me" 58 2
"Anything (To Find You)"
(featuring Rick Ross)
2011 [G] 25 New Life
"Until It's Gone" 22
"It All Belongs to Me"
(with Brandy)
2012 23 183
"Without You" 91
"Just Right for Me"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2015 18 Code Red
"—" denotes releases that did not chart, were not released in that country or did not receive a certification.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B U.S. Gospel AUS CAN GER IRL NL NZ UK
"Freedom"
(with Various artists)
1995 44 18 Panther OST / The Pendulum Vibe
"I've Got to Have It"
(Jermaine Dupri and Nas featuring Monica)
2000 67 100 76 Big Momma House OST
"Wake Up Everybody"
(with Various artists)
2004 [H] Wake Up Everybody
"Always"
(Trina featuring Monica)
2010 42 Amazin'
"Hold On"
(James Fortune featuring Monica)
2012 48 5 Identity
"Do Me Like That"
(Trendsetter Sense featuring Monica, Yo Gotti and Jeezy)
2015 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of non-single songs, with selected chart positions, showing album name and the year the album was released
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
JP
[33]
SK
[34]
"Gone Be Fine"
(featuring OutKast)
1999 [I] The Boy Is Mine
"Right Here Waiting"
(featuring 112)
2000 [J]
"Too Hood"
(featuring Jermaine Dupri)
2002 [K] All Eyez on Me
"I Aint Trying to Hear It"
(Dirtbag featuring Monica)3
2007 Dirty Business
"Still Standing"
(featuring Ludacris)
2008 74 Still Standing
"One in a Lifetime" 2010 66
"Here I Am" 83
[26]
"Take a Chance"
(featuring Wale)
2012 20 New Life
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Other appearances[edit]

Guests[edit]

List of non-single songs with guest appearances by Monica
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Slow Jam'" 1997 Usher My Way
"Streets Keep Callin'" 1999 C-Murder, Daz Dillinger Bossalinie
"Grown-Up Christmas List" 2000 N/A Platinum Christmas
"Don't Be Cruel" 2003 Beenie Man, Missy Elliott This Is Not a Test!
"Class Reunion" Wyclef Jean Preacher's Son
"Don't Gotta Go Home" 2004 DMX Grand Champ
"The Boy Is Mine" 2005 Brandy The Best of Brandy
"I'll Give All My Love to You" 2007 Keith Sweat Sweat Hotel Live
"Thugs Need Love Too" 2008 Rocko Self-Made
"How I Like It" 2010 Wild Life
"Can't Live Without You" Ludacris Battle of the Sexes
"I Want It All" Trina Amazin'
"Closer" 2013 LL Cool J Authentic
"Ocean Skies" 2015 Ludacris Ludaversal
"Forgive Me" Jeezy Church in These Streets

Soundtracks[edit]

List of non-single songs on soundtrack appearances by Monica
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Let's Straighten It Out" 1995 Usher Panther
"Missing You" 1996 N/A Fled
"Somebody Bigger than You and I" Whitney Houston, Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown The Preacher's Wife
"Slow Jam" Usher Soul Food
"Angel" 2000 N/A Love Song
"This Boy Here" Akon
"What My Heart Says" N/A
"Angel of Mine" Wings of the Crow
"Uh Oh" 2002 Drumline
"Can I Walk By" 2004 Jazze Pha Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
"Sick & Tired" 2005 N/A Diary of a Mad Black Woman
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" 2013 The Best Man Holiday

DVDs[edit]

Year DVD
1999 Angel of Mine Tour
2003 Get It Off/Knock Knock

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Before You Walk Out of My Life" and "Like This and Like That" were each released as a double A-side single in the US, however, in the UK and New Zealand each song was released separately.
  • B ^ "Why I Love You So Much" and "Ain't Nobody" was a released as a double A-side single in the US only.
  • C ^ "Street Symphony" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.
  • D ^ "Inside" was a Europe release only but failed to chart on any official charts.
  • E ^ "Knock Knock" was a b-side with "Get It Off". However, the songs charted separately as singles. "Get It Off" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 3 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • F ^ "Hell No (Leave Home)" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • G ^ "Anything (To Find You)" did not enter the Hot 100 chart, but peaked at number 19 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • H ^ "Wake Up Everybody" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 19 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • I ^ "Gone Be Fine" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 5 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • J ^ "Right Here Waiting" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  • K ^ "Too Hood" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 11 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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