Watch: Monica Renders Stunning ‘God Bless America’ Performance For Atlanta’s Mayoral Inaugration

Published: Monday 6th Jan 2014 by Rashad
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Grammy-winning R&B diva Monica showed up and out at today’s mayoral inauguration for Atlanta’s Kasim Reed, who is serving his second term.

On hand to lend a rendition of ‘God Bless America’, the performance saw the songstress enlist a majestic arrangement to accompany (and show off) her much missed chops.

As if we weren’t already anxiously awaiting her newest project, this showing may have sent our anticipation into overdrive!

See it below:


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  1. BEYONCÉ January 6, 2014

    Why does she sound the same on every song?

  2. missdiva January 6, 2014

    Yeah monica that was 100per cent official….Beautiful Voice!monochrome..didn’t know she could SANG like this!!!!Whew

  3. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 6, 2014

    Not a Beyonce fan though. Beyonce sounds and looks the same all the time. & I won’t even start with those recycled performances. Lol

  4. rocky January 6, 2014

    Yesssss Monica Sang Heffa…Im in Awe, she killed this!!!

  5. Quan January 6, 2014

    I love MONICA. This is why I love her. Those live raw vocals. She is pure talent. This is someone who does it for the love of touching hearts and not fame and status. Talent will always supersede gimmicks! Go ahead Mo! Reminds me of a young Whitney Houston!

  6. ChrisFierce January 6, 2014

    I like Mariah Carey, but let’s not! At least this was 100% live..

  7. Ugh January 6, 2014

    UGH. i f****** love Monica. So ready for new music.. Not the best performance. But sho love her. She is a class act. simply that It girl..
    and still remains ONE of this generation rnb best vocalist.

  8. Love all over me January 6, 2014

    Beyonce and Mariah both lip sync thoo… Monica always sings live.

  9. HOWYOULIKEIT January 6, 2014

    She is flawless

  10. BEYONCÉ January 6, 2014

    LMAO! Beyonce would kill this hoodrat vocally. Beyonces vocals are versatile whilst Monica’s are one dimensional. Young Whitney my ass. #norange

  11. BEYONCÉ January 6, 2014

    Does Mariah’s fat boring ass even know what a performance is?

  12. Quan January 6, 2014

    Who is this Beyonce creature? Here comes these crazy ass stans. At the end of the day MONICA is MONICA and beyonce is beyonce. Two totally DIFFERENT people. Some people prefer one over the other. And say what you want about Mariah but understand she is WORTH much more than a damn Beyonce. She has slayed on a level vocally, musically, lyrically and album sales that Beyonce will never see. Hell Mariah Christmas album and one song slays b wholes career every year. Now please be seated before you get schooled.

  13. audreyherbsburn January 6, 2014

    you dare claim Bey to be monotonous, yet you praise Mariah Carey? the delusion

  14. BEYONCÉ January 6, 2014

    How the f*** can you school me pansy? F*** Mariah’s box non-singingass and Monica’s ghetto funeral music flop yodeling, no range ass. I made a simple statement and you b****** got your panties all in a bunch. I will drag all of you lessors. #bowDOWN

  15. Little Johnny January 6, 2014

    Beyonce is not a very good singer. I’m sorry to say. To my ears she sounds like Rihanna, Ciara, Dondria and Keri Hilson. I’m not quite sure what some of these people hear in her that I don’t .

  16. Ugh January 6, 2014

    Yall keep them negative comments on those pop singers posts like yall always do.. Monica is in her own lane. either u like her or not. shes a Godly woman so dont place her in a convo with them Devil Worshipers…

  17. Quan January 6, 2014

    I speak fluent English. Save your hashtags. I don’t wear panties and I cannot be dragged down on a blog site. You have your opinion and I have mine. At the end of the day it is what it is. Get over it

  18. IT’S ALL ABOUT MONICA!!! January 6, 2014

    Well done Monica…Soulful!!! The response is Epic.

    TO THE INSECT FROM THE WASP HIVE – For the record, this is a Monica post, please keep your stings elsewhere.

  19. BEYONCÉ January 6, 2014

    Monigger sounds like Rihanna and Ciara? LMAO you flop stans are DUMB and DELUSIONAL. Her vocals s*** on Monica’s who been singing in the same key since 1995 LMAO.

  20. BEYONCÉ January 6, 2014

    Beyonce, not Monigger.

  21. BEYONCÉ January 6, 2014

    Angel Of Mine was my song but everything after that was one long depressing hoodrat single. Switch it up Monica!!! K bye b******!!!

  22. molly January 6, 2014

    Mariah will always vocally slay Beyonce the hood hive will deal…

  23. Chillin January 6, 2014

    @beyonce because that is what you call having a unique voice and no one sounds like u

  24. ajm265 January 6, 2014

    Way to go Monica ease your way back to the front with no façade needed. @BEYONCÉ stop troiling. Y’all and these fake stanin kill me

  25. Xtina warrior January 6, 2014

    The hive is so f****** pathetic sit tf down Monica did her f****** thing.

  26. Navy Nick January 7, 2014

    Yes ma, Monica and Brandy should do a duets album and tour 2gether, that would be a great night for music…

  27. Mojunkie13 January 7, 2014

    Why can’t people just stick to being positive instead of always being so negative? At the end of the day Monica got the call to sing not any of you with the negative comments NOT Beyonce who’s and extremely talented PREFORMER and NOT Mariah who can’t even sing live anymore but was fantastic up until about 2000…… Monica SANG with beauty simplicity and class and shut it down just like that one thing about Mos Voice she doesn’t have to do too much to prove a point straight to the point the girl can SANG.

  28. Mojunkie13 January 7, 2014

    Darling you must have your ears checked. Monica’s register was much lower when she originally came out she sings higher than she did back in 95 now. Def not the same tone but when you have a bunch of folk who know absolutely nothing about singing making foolish comments this is that you can expect

  29. Ugh January 7, 2014

    Monica is a rnb icon

  30. anonymous January 7, 2014

    @Beyonce H** shut the f*** up. sounding dumb as f***. Quan is right. Mariah has sold WAAAYYY more albums than Beyonce ass now you go back to bowing down to your queen and licking her ass crack like yall do best. Mariah and Monica can outsing Bey anyday. and Monica is a true soul artist. Bey with no music in the background sound basic as f***. dont give a fluck what you think cause its true. Mariah has Diamond certified albums. Beyonce aint got no f****** diamond certified albums so be seasted h**. when Bey can sell more than Mariah than you can speak. how you gon compare Mariah’s 10 multiplatinum albums to Bey’s 5 albums. f*** outta here.

  31. iconic cici January 7, 2014

    @Anonymous you stan for trannymar tho stfu and tell that b**** to get them shaky ass off key vocals together you pathetic ass punk b****. foh h** & go help Tamar find Vincents d*** .

  32. iconic cici January 7, 2014

    brandy> monica

  33. Jay January 7, 2014

    Who is brandy?

  34. Iconic cici January 7, 2014

    @Jay b**** who are you?

  35. FutureCIARA January 7, 2014


  36. cocobutta January 7, 2014

    Monica technically has grown since 95 so fall back on your stupid comments.

    Whitney tribute SLAYED, B.E.T xmas of “have yourself” SLAYED, This performance SLAYED (Why where they switching up the damn audio though, that made no sense as we know Monica has live chops) !!!

    ALL LIVE & ALL POWERFUL vocally.
    I love Monica’s tone as when you hear a song from her you instantly know it’s her singing.
    She ain’t new to this, she is true to R&B.

  37. cocobutta January 7, 2014

    Monica technically has grown since 95 so fall back on your stupid comments.

    Whitney tribute SLAYED, B.E.T xmas of “have yourself” SLAYED, This performance SLAYED (Why where they switching up the damn audio though, that made no sense as we know Monica has live chops) !!!

    ALL LIVE & ALL POWERFUL vocally.
    I love Monica’s tone as when you hear a song from her you instantly know it’s her singing.
    She ain’t new to this, she is true to R&B.

    #np: For You I Will

  38. MONICA January 7, 2014

    You are sooo silly. Go somewhere else with your signs. This is Monica news, this has nothing to do with Brandy.

  39. MuzikLuv January 7, 2014

    That’s my gurl since 95.

    Monica is just doing it LIVE consistently now.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the poise, the presence & the way she commands with the vocals.

    This Woman never looks broke & cheap!

  40. pat January 7, 2014

    bey is a great singer pitch wise, but monica’s tone is much richer…..great job

  41. Bey Fan January 7, 2014

    Get it….

    Monica can sanggg… i prefer other artists vocally for different reasons… but I think Monica is so gifted.

    She’s in such a happy place.

  42. PlumPeach January 7, 2014

    Monica smashed that!

    Brandy always getting exposed for sh1t but I still love her music & harmonies.
    She should have done the tour as Monica is the more popular currently of the 2 album wise when comparing 1st week sales of their most recent last 2 albums.

    Human: opening week sales of 73,000 copies
    Two Eleven: with first week sales of 65,000 copies

    Still Standing: Selling 184,000 in its first week
    New Life: first week sales selling 69,000

    Bran has the right to have some ego as she has done a lot with TV behind her & Branding with music, but her & Monica made one of the best R&B duets in the HISTORY of R&B.


  43. Beyoncestan January 7, 2014

    Ok, as a Beyonce` super fan myself I get it. But, what does Beyonce` have to do with this post? We can’t just dominate every freakin post with Beyonce’s greatness, Monica is very talented in her own right!

  44. RICHIE_RICH January 7, 2014

    Yesss, yesss and more yess, I love Monica been down since day one. I see you in you’re mink, Its cold in Atlanta…7 degrees ugh

  45. The Boy Toy January 7, 2014

    @Richie it’s like 5° in DC!! I can’t ! Happy new year boo!

    Monica was doing her thing when Beyonce was still trying to break into the industry…damn…show some respect! She looked and sounded beautiful.

    @Flopconic Cici tread lightly…your fave and Monica are very good friends.

  46. RICHIE_RICH January 7, 2014

    @Boy chile I was suppose to go back to Nyc for work today, I’m paying it. It’s just too damn cold. Happy New Years too boo!

  47. Gogo January 7, 2014

    Dont forget the other two bet awards performances! # BEAUTIFUL and For You I WIll OMG her voice in that song is SUPERB!! That sing def deserved a GRAMMY!

  48. Mone January 7, 2014

    excellent. outstanding. marvelous. LOL NO.

  49. Denzel January 7, 2014

    her vibrato sucks

  50. ABC (the ORIGINAL) January 7, 2014

    Looooool @ the hive coming for LEGENDARY Monica. A mess!!!!

  51. bree January 7, 2014

    Power Control Smooth Range Emotions Passion Beauty Class
    Talent Happy Loved Gorgeous Legendary Longevity Icon==
    Monica Denise Arnold Brown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thatisall
    Yeah I Said It And Yeah Its Absolutely The Truth!!!!

  52. anonymous January 7, 2014

    @Flopconic cici No B**** you shut the f*** up. weak punk ass b****. dont even try comming for me cause You dont want me dragging ciflop and her non existing career do you. at least Tamar, Mariah and Monica can all outsing babymamaEra. go worry about Why Ciara cant sell an album bum b****. That b**** cant even sell 150k. pitiful. Tamar has already sold over 300k. Yall always dragging other people with your bitter ass. Yall should be the very last people to be talking about ANYONE. Tamar will always be a better vocalist than Ci-loser even on her worst days. Be seated h**.

  53. Gogo January 7, 2014

    Dont forget the other two bet awards performances! # BEAUTIFUL and For You I WIll OMG her voice in that song is SUPERB!! That sing def deserved a GRAMMY!h

  54. JFB January 7, 2014


  55. D January 7, 2014

    She did an amazing Job and looked Stunning

  56. MusicStan( Ya’ll know who I stan for) January 8, 2014

    first let me address this fake ciara fan by the name of ICONICCICI…. It is understandable that you like Brandy (i love brandy too) but Ciara and Monica are sisters how can you come for Ciara’s sister like that????? makes me wonder… I love Ciara and Monica and Brandy but at the end of the Day… Monica is R&B legend and Ciara’s sister and she goes hard for Ciara so think before you diss… I’m done so no need to reply back… Now to the post … WHY ARE THE HELL YA’LL COMPARING BEY, MONICA AND MARIAH TO EACH OTHER????? their all are totally different from one another… love all the ladies… do ya’ll have anything else to do???? Monica did a great job, Mariah does a great job vocally and Beyonce does great also… End of story…

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