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On July 18th, 1995, 14-year-old Monica released her debut album Miss Thang. Years later we’re still singing all the words to our favorite songs like “Don’t Take It Personal,” “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” and “Why I Love You So Much.”

Miss Thang was released by Rowdy and Artista Records and produced by her mentor Dallas Austin. The album charted number seven on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums, with over 1.5 million copies sold in the United States.

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Twenty-two years later Monica’s album still gives us those 90’s R&B feel good vibes. We want to congratulate Monica on all of her success and longevity throughout her career. We watched her go from a 14-year-old girl singing Whitney Houston songs to an R&B icon with an undeniable catalogue. Anyone else guilty of singing a Monica record into your hair brush with the music blasting in the background? We have definitely had (at least) one of those days!

Listen to one of our favorite songs from Monica’s debut album!

Tell Us: What is your favorite Monica song?

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