As the New Year looms, so too do new horizons for R&B singer Monica.
Because, in a surprise announcement, the Grammy winner revealed today that she is leaving RCA Records – her label since the start of her career.
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In an entry shared on Instagram, the 36-year-old posted the pic and quote below…
I want to say thank you to RCA and their ENTIRE STAFF… for more than half my life we have been family. It’s been an honor to be on the same contract for two decades. I grew up with you all. So many moments that changed my life because of your belief in me… Peter, Keith, Carolyn, Trevor, Theola, Russ, all of Radio all of the street teams soooooo many of you have been influential in the woman and artist I’ve become. Our contract may have ended but the love is FOREVER …… There’s a level of respect and dignity that has come with the ALL the hits we’ve made❤️to Clive Davis.. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!! I know most your grey hairs were because of me in my teenage years LOL but you believed I could sing any genre & with you I did… Love Forever …
The parting of ways dissolves a union that dates back to the 1995 release of Monica’s debut album ‘Miss Thang.’
Originally signed to Arista Records, she would go on to release LPs under the leadership of much of the same team as the Sony label shape-shifted over the years (see: J Records and more recently RCA).
Like every seasoned career, Mo has enjoyed highs and lows, comebacks and set-backs.
With a clean-slate in front of her, it’ll be interesting to see where she steers her career moving forward.
She seems to be playing in the TV space more these days, per her frequent hosting spots on ‘The Real.’
But we’re hopeful she seizes any such platform to assist the reigniting of her music. She has a dedicated core audience and a number of R&B classics to her name. Hence, she has a guaranteed set of folk that would readily welcome fresh material and see her on the road too. Put simply, she is still commercially viable.
Fingers crossed the months and year ahead see her work that to her advantage.