MONICA SCORES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE TOP TEN ALBUM DEBUT WITH NEW LIFE

Kevin Ross | Posted Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 - Category: Of Interest


NEW LIFE DEBUTS AT #2 ON BILLBOARD’S R&B ALBUMS CHART,
#4 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART

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Multi-platinum, Grammy Award winner songstress MONICA’s latest cd, New Life (RCA), debuts this week at #2 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. New Life also lands at #10 on the Digital Albums chart.
Leading the way to the album’s chart-topping debut is the current single “It All Belongs To Me,” the female anthem which reunites Monica with Brandy after 14 years since their Grammy Award winning duet “The Boy Is Mine.” The duo recently delivered powerful performances of “It All Belongs To Me” on Good Morning America and Live with Kelly!, while Monica paid visits to BET’s 106 & Park and Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live.
New Life has received praise from press including USA Today’s acknowledgement that while Monica collaborated with a-list producers and writers (Rico Love, Missy Elliott, Salaam Remi, Jazmine Sullivan), it’s “Monica’s passionate vocals that make this album breathe.” Yahoo declared the album “is a good listen from beginning to end, especially for anyone missing a solid R&B album in the midst of a hip-hop heavy marketplace.” Singersroom.com proclaimed “the songstress is back once again with beats that not only draw its strength from the old R&B era of the 90’s but also add a new modern twist influenced by today’s pop music.”
New Life rings in as the fifth consecutive top ten chart debut from the songstress, further solidifying her extraordinary and long-standing career. Monica’s previous top ten R&B Albums and Top 200 Albums chart-toppers include Still Standing (#1, #2 respectively), The Makings of Me (#1, #8), After The Storm (#2, #1) and The Boy Is Mine (#2, #8).