Monica Performs On Leno

Published: Tuesday 6th Apr 2010 by Sam

R&B star Monica continued her comeback campaign by stopping by the Jay Leno Show to perform her Urban smash ‘Everything To Me’. Peep the performance above…{Thanks Rayshawn!}

WOW! I’m not one for cliche’s, but that literally made the hairs on my arm stand. Besides switching up the delivery of the song, Ms. Arnold took the track to a whole new level with her notes toward the end. Awesome ending, even better (overall) performance.

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In other Monica news, the Grammy winner headlined the 107.3 Jamz White Party in Greenville, South Carolina this past Friday (April 2nd). Our really good friend, Dustin, over at Gossip On This, was in the house. Peep some his pictures from the event, which by all accounts was off the chain! (Click here to view more)

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  1. Gucci April 6, 2010

    How YOU doin?

    Girl, glad to see you finally pulled Kelly the T***** Rowland’s d*** out of your mouth long enough to post something other than her desperate ass because nobody besides you two flaming queens is checkin for her.

    On another note, go head Monica congrats on the success. Even though you ain’t need Gaylord Trent or Sam to support you. You’re talented and you deserve the success hun 🙂

    *Waits for ANOTHER Rihanna post courtesy of Rihanna Daily and stolen from That Prune juice*

  2. MooMoo April 6, 2010

    she sounds like a 60 y.o.old woman. horrible voice. surely skilful but whatever

  3. MLUSHEZZ April 6, 2010

    Gucci if you dont have anything good to say shut the hell up!!

  4. TRUTH April 6, 2010

    CANT STAND THOSE TRILLS SHE DOES. THAT’S NOT ON THE ORIGINAL RECORD. LIKE THEY DID IN THE 50’S AND 60’S. WHAT’S WITH HER VOICE? LOWER KEY HERE. HAHA, JAY SAYING SHE CLEANS UP GOOD. TRUE, NOT LIKE THE SKANKY ASS GANGSTA JEAN-BOOTS OUTFITS SHE NORMALLY WEARS.

    *ROLLS EYES*

  5. rob April 6, 2010

    i dint much like the arrangement , but the last note was SERIOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  6. TRUTH April 6, 2010

    SHE’S DEF INSPIRED BY WHITNEY… THE LAST NOTE IS STRAIGHT FROM WHITNEY’S OLD PERFORMANCES. HAS THE GOWN THING GOING ON LIKE WHIT TOO.

  7. joshua April 6, 2010

    monica is bomb she looks and sounds great

  8. antertain April 6, 2010

    She’s a powerful vocalist.
    She ripped at the end especially! LOVE THAT ENDING!!!!!!!!!

    Classy song, classy woman

  9. truthis April 6, 2010

    jay said she cleans up well because monica was backstage in robe and curling iron her hair when he first saw her.for the mentally challlenged…..monica sounds good as always loved how miss thang switch the song up instead of sangin in the same way every time..mo girl that dress was FIERCE and i like the hair….keep rising and making that cheddar while some lames sit on the computer with they broke behinds critique everything someone does….waiting on the 2nd single..

  10. Renae April 6, 2010

    See Monica has cut her hair again, have to say I’m a little disappointed in the album, think this is her worse album, I mean its not bad but not exactly what I expected. Hope Love All Over Me is the next release.

  11. Puppy Love April 6, 2010

    Beautiful! Love Miss Monica..

  12. Alex April 6, 2010

    I dont see what all the ranting and raving is about :\ I didnt like the key change & she sounded very congested. The ending was good though

    LOVE the album too

  13. Rayshawn April 6, 2010

    Omg thanks Sam! I sent him this being that i love Monica, but thanks for posting it I know she murdered this follow me on twitter @mrlevi510

  14. kingnoah3000 April 6, 2010

    she nailed it.. i love the fact she lower’d the key…props

  15. CrackisWack April 6, 2010

    Simply amazing performance. I felt like I was at a live show or watching a Grammy’s performance. WOW!

  16. Renee April 6, 2010

    Great performance. Usually, I am not all that excited to listen to her because of the persistant runs she tends to do in a live solo performance. Loved the note at the end. I’m impress. Good job Monica 🙂

  17. Topman April 6, 2010

    She held a good note but her vibrato is off-putting and her voice is too throaty for my liking. 3 star performance really, more emotion would’ve gone amiss either.

  18. Bayarea April 6, 2010

    I love the fact that she switched it up! We all kno she most certainly CAN hit all them notes in the regular version of the song..(youtube it).but she wanted to to something different. Artist do it all the time. And yes alot of ppl was saying they was getin LIL WHITNEY from this performane…and i agree. And she was WORKING That gucci dress.DEFINITELY a goodlook for her. Her album is classic 1st album ive gotten in a looong while with no fillers. Straight Bangers all the way thru!

  19. Fred April 6, 2010

    She reminds me of Whitney Houston for sure. She sounded great to me and looked fantastic!!

  20. X,Y,”and Z” April 6, 2010

    To hell with comments! Go and buy her CD; let’s get HER past 200K for HER first week!
    You want “real”??? <<——-Heeeeeeeeerrrr'sss Monica!!

    X,Y,"and Z" — OUT!

  21. checked April 6, 2010

    i love that when everybody comments on monica’s posts, they are talking about lowered keys, trills, runs and notes. you just can’t make those types of comments with alot of the other singers posted on here.

  22. nikarta April 6, 2010

    Hey Mo Mo, do your thing girl. Oh I hear you and Brandy on Glee thi season….woop woop!!!!!!!!!!

  23. NOTHINBUTLOVE April 6, 2010

    WOWZERS. DIDNT KNOW SHE COULD BLOW LIKE THAT. THAT NOTE AT THE END WAS WHITNEY ALL THEY WAY!

  24. DONTAZZ April 6, 2010

    LOVED IT IN THE LOWER KEY..AND SHE DID SAY SHE WASNT FEELING ALL THAT HOTT YESTERDAY ON TWITTER..SO THAT MAY BE THE CAUSE..AT ANY RATE, SHE KILLED IT IMO..MONICA CAN SANNNNG…THATS A FACT!!! CONGRATS TO MONICA FOR BEING THE FIRST ARTIST TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE BILLBOARD RAND B SONG IN THREE DIFFERENT DECADES!! SHES ALREADY THE YOUNGEST BLACK FEMALE TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE ON THAT CHART ALSO…STLL STANDING MO!!

  25. jjlova06 April 6, 2010

    The ending was killing it. I don’t like the lower octave at all. “You clean up good” was something else. But she does, but it doesn’t have to be said on tv. Lol.

  26. Its Me Again April 6, 2010

    Loove her voice.

  27. MeMe April 6, 2010

    Ehhh she sounded terrible.

  28. justme April 6, 2010

    She sounded good.. but the song still suxs… I hated the dress

  29. Joe Sullivan April 6, 2010

    not my personal fave song.. but its coooool to see and “rnb” artist actually singing an rnb song!

    lets bring rhythm and blues back baby!

  30. lala April 6, 2010

    gave me nippy teas wit that ending. Go mo!

  31. DION-ISH April 6, 2010

    OMG I LIE TO YOU NOT

    I WAS WATCHING JAY LENO LAST NIGHT BUT FEEL ASLEEP…AND AWOKE TO MONICA’S SINGING AND AS OUT OF IT AS I WAS SHE DID REALLY GOOD, LOVE HER VOICE:)

  32. Tiffany April 6, 2010

    When I watched it last night I really didnt like it maybe it was the ley chaneg that threw me off. But when I rewatched it today, I liked it. To all the negative commets about how bad she sounded. Who is your artist of chice and can they sing a whole song live and sound half as good as that? Mostly likely not. BTW if u dont have the album yet, please go get it, u will not regret it. She is giving us real rnb music.

  33. TJ April 6, 2010

    You guys with the negative comments kill me, do you guys sing professionally? This performance was fantastic!!!!!, Love Monica

  34. shay April 6, 2010

    love her

  35. David Washington April 6, 2010

    Loved it, not that found of the lower key, but she def cleaned up good @ the end.

  36. algie April 6, 2010

    get it monica!!!

  37. Mike April 7, 2010

    MONICA has found it…. Everybody BOW…. the real thing.. amazing.. such a pro…. I can’t wait for the tour….MS THANG

  38. SugaLuv April 7, 2010

    Wow! How many singers sing that!!?

    That was really polished. Like some have said i also wasn’t fond of the Key change only cus i love the oringinal notations sooooo much. BUT after hearing THAT Oh My God!!

    As for the ending with the POWERHOUSE note followed by the SWEET texture of Yooooooouuuuuuuuu are my (SWEEEEEET)

    Flawless LIVE Delivery
    I also like when artist swtich up things abit so she DIVA it out.

    BIG PROPS To Monica as i’m watching this a lot now!!

  39. 33 April 7, 2010

    Love how she switched it up. Monica sounded amazing. I like that she is showing how dynamic and vast her musical stylings are. I am in suspense to waTch how she performs her other songs. Monica is a real singer and definitely is from a lineage of the most profound, signature sounds and craftmanship and diverse vocalist of our time. There is no other singers that can do what she does. She reminded me of Whitney. I think its good to expand in that area to show that she is one of the greatest singers while being aligned with one of the greatest singers. I like the more raw monica too when she looks really urban. There is room for everything to be seen. Truly looking forward to watching how the Album and her performances explode on the scene.

  40. ssaha April 7, 2010

    She got great vocal skills but her tone is horrible!!!!!

  41. Bobby From Bulgaria April 7, 2010

    I love the outfit and everything but even Rihanna can put on a more exciting performance. Vocally Monica will never be able to touch the greats like Mariah. Monica’s range is so limited. she should take vocal lessons from Mariah.

  42. Dave April 11, 2010

    The person above me sit. She’s not trying to touch. Vocally Mariah can’t touch Monica NOW LIVE other than some low notes & a few whistles. Now try that on for size! Monica has a nice range, that she works with well, & tremendously delivers with it

  43. David April 14, 2010

    Amazing vocalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can’t remember the last time I saw or heard an artist really sing live without all that lipsyncing and autotune crap.

    Great to hear real R&B music again.

  44. Selma February 17, 2011

    Great read! I want to see a follow up to this topic?

    vgradne omare

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