Terri & Monica

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Terri & Monica
Also known as The Gyrlz
Origin Harlem, New York (Terri Robinson)
South Carolina (Monica Payne, Tara Geter)
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 1980s New Jack Swing R&B group The Gyrlz[1] along with third member Tara Geter.[2]

As members of The Gyrlz, they released one album for Uptown Records under distribution from Capitol Records- 1988's Love Me or Leave Me.[3][4]

After Geter left the group, Robinson and Payne continued on as a duo.[5] 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. ^ Billboard Magazine - July 13, 1996
  2. ^ "The Gyrlz". profile. rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Terri & Monica | Systa". article. theurbanmusicscene.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Monica Payne". biography. monica-payne.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  5. ^ Lyons, Joel. "Your [Other] Favorite 90s Girl Groups". article. soultrain.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  6. ^ Billboard Magazine - July 13, 1996
  7. ^ "Terri Robinson". relationships. musicbrainz.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  8. ^ "V. Bozeman - biography" (PDF). thatgirlv.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  9. ^ "Monica Payne - Bio". monica-payne.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 

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