Monica (singer) Biography: Age, Net Worth, Albums, Songs, Husband, Kids, Siblings, House, Instagram

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Monica Denise Arnold (born October 24, 1980), simply known as Monica, is a celebrated American singer, songwriter, and actress renowned for her substantial impact on R&B music.

Monica boasts a remarkable discography of seven studio albums, each achieving platinum or higher certification from the prestigious Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 

Her exceptional talent has garnered accolades, including two Grammy Awards, four Soul Train Music Awards, and two American Music Awards.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Monica Denise Arnold
Stage Name: Monica
Born: 24 October 1980 (age 43 years old)
Place of Birth: College Park, Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Education: N/A
Height: 1.72 m
Parents: M.C. Arnold Jr., Marilyn Best
Siblings: Montez Arnold, Tron Best, Jermond Grant Arnold, Cypress Best
Spouse: Shannon Brown (m. 2010–2019)
Boyfriend • Partner: Rodney Rocko Hill (2005-2009), Trouble (2019), Jarvis Weems (1998-2000), C-Murder (1997), Layzie Bone, Usher (1995), Mystikal, Young Buck (2004)
Children: Romelo Montez Hill, Rodney Ramone Hill III, Laiyah Shannon Brown
Occupation: Singer • Actress
Net Worth: $8 million

Early Life & Education

Monica, born on October 24, 1980, took her first breath in College Park, Georgia. Throughout her formative years, she was nurtured by her loving parents, Marilyn Best and M.C. Arnold Jr. 

Growing up in a bustling household, Monica shared her childhood with four siblings: Montez ArnoldTron BestJermond Grant Arnold, and Cypress Best

While details about Monica‘s educational background remain undisclosed, her journey beyond the confines of familial life is yet to be explored.


Monica‘s career took off when she joined Rowdy Records in 1993 and dropped her first studio album, Miss Thang, in 1995. This album catapulted her into the spotlight with its successful singles Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days) and Before You Walk Out of My Life, which topped the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.

Monica‘s second album, The Boy Is Mine, was released in 1998. The album contained a duet with Brandy called The Boy Is Mine, which was nominated for a Grammy. This song held the number-one slot on the Billboard Hot 100 list for 13 weeks, making it the longest-running number-one single by a female duo. Furthermore, The Boy Is Mine was a commercial triumph, selling over 10 million copies in the United States.

All Eyez on MeMonica‘s album, was triple platinum certified, propelling her to new heights. After the Storm and So Gone, two of the album’s biggest songs, topped the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, solidifying Monica‘s position in the music industry.

Monica has released several albums in the following years, including The Makings of Me in 2006, Still Standing in 2010, New Life in 2012, and Code Red in 2015. In addition to her successful music career, she has appeared in various films and television shows, such as Love Song in 2000, Moesha in 1996, and The Player in 2015.

Monica, a highly accomplished singer and songwriter, has won prestigious awards such as the Grammy Award. Her talent and dedication have also earned her 11 Soul Train Music Awards, 4 BET Awards, and 2 NAACP Image Awards. Undoubtedly, she is regarded as one of the most successful R&B singers in history.

Monica achieved a milestone in 2022 when she dropped her single Friends with Ty Dolla $ign, which marked her first entry into the top forty hits on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart in three years. Continuing her successful run, Monica treated her fans with another 2023 release titled Trusting God, featuring James Fortune.

Awards & Nominations

Grammy Awards

  • Nominated: Best R&B Album (for “Still Standing”) (2011)
  • Nominated: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (for “Everything to Me”) (2011)

Billboard Music Video Awards

  • Won: Best R&B/Urban Clip (for “The Boy Is Mine” with Brandy Norwood) (1999)

BET Awards

  • Nominated: Best Female R&B Artist (2003, 2011)
  • Nominated: Viewer’s Choice (for “Everything to Me”) (2011)

Soul Train Music Awards

  • Won: Best R&B/Soul Album – Female (for “The Makings of Me”) (2007)
  • Nominated: Best R&B/Soul Artist – Female (2003, 2010, 2011)
  • Nominated: Song of the Year (for “Everything to Me”) (2010)

Social Media

  • Instagram: @monicadenise 
  • Twitter: @MonicaDenise 
  • Facebook: @MonicaDeniseOfficial 
  • TikTok: @monicadenise 
  • YouTube: MonicaDeniseVEVO 

Personal Life

The 43-year-old Monica has experienced two marriages. Her initial marriage occurred in 2005, and she tied the knot with rapper Rodney Rocko Hill. During their union, the couple was blessed with two sons, Rodney Ramone Hill III and Romelo Montez Hill

However, Monica and Rocko separated in 2010 after five years of marriage. Monica married NBA player Shannon Brown the following year and started a second marriage. Laiyah Shannon Brown, their daughter, was born to them as a couple. Sadly, their nine-year marriage also ended, leading to a divorce in 2019. 

Monica‘s marital history includes a previous union with Shannon Brown from 2010 to 2019. Before that, she was engaged to Rodney ‘Rocko’ Hill Jr. from 2005 to 2009.

Throughout her life, Monica has also been in relationships with various individuals, including Trouble in 2019, Jarvis Weems from 1998 to 2000, C-Murder in 1997, Layzie BoneUsher in 1995, and Mystikal.

Additionally, Monica had a brief encounter with Young Buck in 2004.”


  • 1995 Miss Thang 
  • 1998 The Boy Is Mine 
  • 2002 All Eyez on Me 
  • 2003 After the Storm 
  • 2006 The Makings of Me 
  • 2010 Still Standing 
  • 2012 New Life 
  • 2015 Code Red 
  • 2022 Trenches 

Net Worth

Monica is a gifted American specializing in acting, songwriting, and singing, among other artistic disciplines. Her perseverance and hard work have paid off, as she has amassed a respectable net worth of $8 million throughout her prosperous career.

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