by Mara Peoples
July 19, 2017
Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images
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.”
22 years ago on July 18th My Entire life changed… I began my musical journey with the release of my FIRST album Miss Thang!! Many years later on July 18 I witnessed the suicide of an awesome person & now today on July 18th I sit here with a genuine smile and full heart because Gods given me more than I ever dreamed of personally and professionally … July 18th has been the marking of my coming as a woman and me overcoming the hardships life may bring… Know that YOU are able… THANK YOU to EVERYONE that’s ever supported me❤️What’s your FAVORITE “MISS THANG” song??
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.
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?