Monica Performs On 106 & Park

Published: Tuesday 23rd Mar 2010 by Sam

R&B star Monica hit the promotional trail yesterday for her eagerly awaited new album ‘Still Standing’ (which is out now!) by co-hosting BET’s flagship show, 106 & Park with Terrence J (above).

You can check out her ‘Hits Medley’ below, as well HQ pics from the show courtesy of our good friend, and celebrity photographer Freddy O (you can also check out the full gallery of snaps over at his site)…


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  1. ADE March 23, 2010

    she looks ridiculous with that hat on. And she is lanky! I never knew

  2. Dilla March 23, 2010

    Hot !!!!!!! I love me some Monica.

  3. g3 March 23, 2010

    she did good but she just looks over dressed

  4. musiq March 23, 2010

    oh no, that hat gotts to go~ Classic example of letting fashion take over from your vocals- too much going on with the look 🙁

  5. Twhist March 23, 2010

    @ Musiq – how could her “fashion take over vocals”? You sound as crazy! Monica sound GREAT! Guess you just wanted something say! I agree with some of you on the hat view….couldve done without it, but nontheless Mo looks good and sounds amazing! Been bumpiong “Still Standing” since amazon delivered the CD…..Pre-order is great….you get the album before it hit stores, just a day but still.

  6. MusicLover March 23, 2010

    Her stylist needs to go get thrown in jail. She looks like a litte girl who was playing around in her mom’s closet SMH

    On the brightside, love her new album!

  7. AalexisR (The Bahamas) March 23, 2010

    The performance was hot. Her vocals are just… Damn.

  8. Puppy Love March 23, 2010

    Thats my Monica! A artist that is here to stay wether you like it or not..

  9. DaGoldenGurl March 23, 2010

    Monica still got it! Get ’em Mo!

  10. Late March 23, 2010

    No grown-ass woman should be sporting a hat like that. I’m surprised she didn’t wear a little sash to show off her girl scout merit badges! SMDH
    And Terrance J needs a haircut and shape up ASAP. Iknow BET has a low budget, but damn, really?

  11. Khalil March 23, 2010

    @ all the haters….we love that you took the time to support our girl Monica. This performance was flawless. She sang the hell out of those hits. Monica is a veteran and her new album is fire! Yall need to recognize real talent. TEAM MONICA this is our time. Now I dont like the hat, lol. But the rest of the outfit was hot, especially those boots. See when you slim with great long legs wow…Go Monica!

  12. stan March 23, 2010

    so nice to hear her sing all the HITS. go mo!!!!!

  13. Pucci March 23, 2010

    WOW, are we really on here talking about a HAT & girl scout outifit, which by the way doesn’t look that bad @ all, smh.

    Monica’s performance was great, listening to the album as I type.

  14. Natanya March 23, 2010

    F*** the hat and the “outfit” the real deal is that she is beyond talented…and one of the BEST artist out here plain and simple! Haters keep up your good work…because you’re only puting her name out there more and more…no publicity is bad…so keep it coming. Monica is a great singer….along with Brandy….both of these women need to shut these wanna be singers up!

  15. Rob March 23, 2010

    Damn Monica did the damn thing. This single performance made me buy the album it brought tears to my eyes cuz I was in middle school when Before You Walk Out My Life came out and damn she still sounds amazing. Much love and respect to Monica.

  16. Antertain March 23, 2010

    Well apart from the HAT lol

    Mo killed it.
    So of the livest audience was going crazy when So Gone & Before You Walk Out My Life came on.

    The chain looks heavy & Mo is defo some TALL glass of wine DAMN!!

    LOVE MY “STILL STANDING” album sooooooooooooooooooooooo much OMG!!!
    Classic

  17. MaZ March 23, 2010

    Yes she looks over dressed (Hat+too much jewellery+ thigh boots choice…) but she made us forget about her look with her great performance. Love Mo’ <3

  18. BeysBetter March 23, 2010

    i think she looks great. If rihanna was wearing that damn hat ya’ll would be calling her a “fashionista” pleasssee. She looks great. and the hat is fire! Vocals were on point! Go headdd

  19. Tiffany March 23, 2010

    I saw the show yesterday and even though I have grown to like Rocsi, Monica was a way better host than she is. She was so naural and knew what she was doing. The performance was great and I was sitting here thinking that she was singing songs that are older than most of those kids in that audience.

  20. IKNOW March 23, 2010

    This album is amazing. With there being little to no R&B or urban music out there right now ebcause everyone wants to sing dance-pop/electro and be #1 since Lady Gaga hit the scene and it worked for her it’s time some real music come back out. Rihanna is an example of fast food music. She makes music to go #1. Her writers don’t write substance music that’s appealing and capable of a hit. Sure she has a few songs that hit you but “Hard” is a no as well as singles like “S.O.S.” “Wait Your Turn” and so are the rest of her forgettable tunes “Good Girl Gone Bad” album excluded but this is not about her it’s about an artist who deserves her shine. Monica hit the scene while being a teen and sounded like a grown woman. Monica worked with writers and the wrote material that was real that she and her fans could relate to instead of playing off of a rocky relationship like Rihanna did with “Rated R” and her relationship with Chris Brown. Monica is true talent like Brandy, Aaliyah, and Beyonce. It’s about time someone has shown the world that R&B too can evolve and it can be succsessful when talking about more than s** (see Trey Songz who can’t leave the topic alone and has finally reached gold after three album releases and six, yes six s** filled singles from the “Ready” album. That being his only album certified by the RIAA it’ll be interesting to see how he follows up. Monica has paved the way for artists like fellow Atlanta native Keri Hilson and another ATLien Ciara. While Ciara may have changed her style to compete with a certain Bajan beauty Keri Hilson has done both Pop and R&B nicely, not making music just to get hits but simply doing quality music. Her album was mostly R&B and when it went pop it was still R&B influenced. Chris Brown has done the same as Keri Hilson. No true R&B artist changes their style up completely and Ms. Monica Arnold has shown that. This album is amazing from beginning to end. She and her writers clearly mesh well together and we’re able to deliver an amazing project and she knows what she wants and what fits her. Aaliyah did the same and delivered every time. This is true talent! It’s vocals at it’s best! Not too much (which Beyonce does at times) and not too little. She delivered just right. The artwork is beautiful. The album is just right. I agree that there could have been a few more tracks but the bonus tracks are decent. The ten tracks that made the album (because the label J Records gave her a ten song cap because her last album failed, which was their fault trying to make her Ciara instead of Monica, “Everytime Tha Beat Drop” was a perfect example of that. They spent money on ten songs and ten only because albums are exspensive to make and since they failed last time they didn’t want to lose a load of money again so to avoid that they put a budget down and I must say the ten tracks chosen should garner Monica a Grammy award for “Best R&B Album” and two others for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” for “Everything To Me” and “Best R&B Song” for “Everything To Me”. It’s about time true talent reign once again and that “rihanna reign” finally lets up because it’s getting old having models pose as singers. Singers need to sing, models need to models, actors need to act, dancers need to dance. If you can do more than one great but make sure you’re good at it. Talent needs to rule the industry and not image and it needs to become permanent. Now sure Chris Brown and Keri Hilson don’t have the strongest vocals but can deliver solid performances and albums and Chris can dance well, and Keri can write well. My post was about Monica and true talent needing to rule the industry again. It’s about more than just being able to sing it’s about being able to sing and stand out. Without uniqueness you’re nothing. This album is kick ass and it’s time to kick corny, fast food, no talent, gimmick, image over everything artists out of the music industry and when I say that I mean people like Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Cassie, & Aubrey O’Day. Let true talent like Keyshia Cole (who has had her share of scratchy performances but good nonetheless) Melanie Fiona, and Maxwell run this industry. Forget the talentless people! Call me whatever you’d like after this post, but I said what I had to say because I’m tired of TV and Radio being filled with crap! Quality music is what it’s all about. I know my post is alot but it’s my opinion which is why this comment board is here. I know it may be all over the place but it’s how I feel and I know I’m not the only one. Real talent please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. ASHLEY March 23, 2010

    EVERYTHING THAT WAS JUST SAID IS TRUE. I COULD NOT HAVE SAID IS ANY BETTER. MONCIA IS ONE CLASSY ARTIST. SHE KEEPS HER PRIVITE LIFE PRIVITE. WHEN THE MEDIA GETS HOLD OF YOUR PRIVITE SITUATIONS IT WILL NEVER END. U WILL HAVE TO TELL THAT STORY OVER & OVER. 106 & PARK KNOWS HOW CLASSY MONCIA IS. YES RIHANNA WHAT SHE DID WOW!!. EVERYONE KNOWS HOW ROUGH SHE IS, AND SHE WAS PROUD TO LET THE WORLD THINK CHRIS WAS A MONSTER. BUT U MONCIA I REALLY LOVE YOUR STYLE.

  22. ASHLEY March 23, 2010

    IF IT WAS RIHANNA WEARING THAT HAT AND CLOTHES U WOULD SAY IT WAS THE BOMB. MONCIA HAS CLASS HER STYLE SHE SUCH A LADY. SOMETHING RIHANNA IS NOT. AND SHE KNOWS HOW 2 SEPERATE HER PERSONAL LIFE FROM HER CAREER. THE MEDIA DON’T HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT HER. BUT FOR RIHANNA THIS WILL GO ON AND ON WITH THE QUESTIONS. SHE ALSO SAID ONE OF HER SONGS IS RALATED TO THE SITUATION WITH HER AND CHRIS BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR. NOW GETTING BACK TO U MONCIA YOUR SONG IS BEAUTFUL AND U SING IT VERY WELL. EVEN YOUR VIDEO IS CLASSY.

  23. HORTENSE ROBINSON March 23, 2010

    I LUV ME SOME MONICA AND GO GIRL

  24. R March 23, 2010

    I agree with you IKNOW. I’d rather listen to quality music like this on utube than listen to stations like z100 or wpst or 92.3 now play garbage music of same genre with no diversity all the time. Music from 90’s to early 00’s is where the true talent really lived. True talent will win!

    It would be great to see her release “Mirror” because that’s going to be a great song that people will remember for years to come. I also think that will be a huge hit in all formats and world wide too. TRUE TALENT PLEASE WIN AND PREVAIL!

  25. D March 24, 2010

    Lol @iknow. The fact that you put quality. In. The same sentence as Keri Wilson makes your point moot and unreadable from thereon.

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