Monica Confirms Completion of R&B Album, Announces Country Album

Published: Friday 13th Aug 2021 by Sam

Monica has not one but two new albums on the way.

Full story below…

Over the years, the GRAMMY-winner has kept fans informed about the progress of her long-awaited LP ‘Trenches.’

Serving as her first independent release, fans gave waited with bated breath for the project – her first since 2015’s ‘Code Red.’

Now, she’s confirmed that the set is ready and went a step further to confirm that she has a Country project on the way too.

Taking to Twitter,

“My R & B album is finally finished ❤️”

In an interview with Billboard, she opened up about the project, her Country set, and much more.

Check out excerpts…

On Being Independent:

“This happened on its own. My deal [with RCA] came to an end, but throughout the process of being on a label, you learn a lot about them, and it becomes a lot easier for you to step into that type of arena and feel comfortable. It’s a very expensive thing to do but it’s extremely rewarding, because I know what’s happening in every area.”

On Her New R&B Album, ‘Trenches’:

“[The name] Trenches came about when Pharrell [Williams] and I were talking. “Trenches” the single didn’t have a name at the time. I was explaining to him that my ultimate goal is to remain authentic and connected to my people. I said, “One of the key elements is that a lot of the people I love are in the trenches.” I’ve had so much happen over the last couple of years that I am continuously dealing with. My uncle was killed [as I was finishing] the album [at the top of the year], and that brought things to a complete hold. It’s really difficult, but that’s a part of life and that’s what I want to continue to share.”

On Her First Foray Into Country On The Song ‘Pray’:

“I met Little Big Town when Brandi Carlile and I were in the studio working on my country album — it may be out before the end of the year — and I heard harmonies up the hallway. That turned into them participating on “Pray,” so it was one of those real organic situations after Jimmie called me about doing the record.”

On Her Country Album:

“I grew up loving country music and my stepfather, who raised me, is a Methodist minister, but he also drove buses and he would take us to Nashville, Gatlinburg and Dollywood in Tennessee. I became a really big fan of Dolly Parton, at about 8 or 9 years old. That was my real introduction to country music. Shortly after, it was Kenny Rogers. I started listening to the depth of the songs and the fact that they were unafraid to say whatever it was they felt. I felt like this was a great time for me to really step into an area that I’ve always admired and loved. We’re just getting started, but I have so enjoyed it and been welcomed with open arms.”


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  1. Farrahs Luggage August 13, 2021

    Girl every song you sing Your voice sounds gospel. You are not meant for country. Don’t try to be lil nas x. Also, can’t wait for Kmart to seemingly respond to another r&b singer announcing a country album 😝😝😝

    • Duhduhduh August 13, 2021

      K Mart ….. 🤣💀

    • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 13, 2021

      B I t c h, lil nas x who? Monica had more top 10 hits than this skinny messy bottom 💅🏿 Delusional only flop as always

      • LNXBBY August 13, 2021

        Monica ain’t had a platinum hit since 2004! Don’t play with Lil Nas X b****

    • Credits August 13, 2021

      “KMart” kind of already responded. Not too long after this news, she posted a snippet of her country music.

      • Farrahs Luggage August 13, 2021


  2. ERIC August 13, 2021

    Finished doesn’t mean anything. We want it RELEASED.

    • Lovergirl August 13, 2021

      Exactly she keeps blowing hot air. I hate to mention her, but at least Brandy kept quiet until she was ready to release. Monica keeps giving false starts and broken promithes promithes. It’s been 3 damn years since she announced Chapter 38, now known as Trenches.

      • akathexfactor August 13, 2021

        @lovergirl 🤣

  3. Clarks0o00ñ August 13, 2021

    The church gays in their late 30s are still arguing about who is better between Monica and brandy.

    The rivalry doesnt end.
    These old gays are literally fighting on the streets because of brandy and Monica

    • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 13, 2021

      You just described the infamous Farrahs Luggage aka onlyflop, trashy bish, u funny h o e, ughh, Susan, Paulo…,,💅🏿

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 13, 2021

        Don’t forget Nicky and J aka Tyty

    • KeyLoLo August 13, 2021

      Why are you so funny? If this isn’t the truth 😂

    • Truth August 13, 2021

      Best comment 🥇🏆

  4. Lovergirl August 13, 2021

    She’s been saying this since 2018!!! Back when the album was still called Chapter 38. We don’t want a damn country album. Ya ain’t K Michelle!

    • Iggy Iggs August 13, 2021

      Thank u K.Michelle don’t play 👑👑👑

  5. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 13, 2021

    Brandy will never 💅🏿 Go Monica! Country music is a thang now so yeah🤳🏻 She covered Richard Marx’s right here waiting before and it was good💋

    • Your Name August 13, 2021

      Brandy will never what? 😂
      She has nothing to do with this post. Congratulate Monica and keep it moving.

  6. Dub August 13, 2021

    Love Monica, Lord knows I do. But she’s playing games this era. That album should have BEEN dropped. And now, we still don’t have the Trenches album and she’s talking about releasing a country album by the end of the year?! Sigh…I hoped she would improve her rollout game now that she’s independent, but nope. This rollout is the worst. I’m a highly disappointed fan/dove.

    • Credits August 13, 2021

      I’m just hoping that the music is worth the wait and speaks for itself.

  7. Are You Kidding Me? August 13, 2021

    K. Michelle won’t like this….expect a rant in 3…2…1

  8. YAH IS COMING August 13, 2021

    Why are yall hating? Black people started every genre of music so why not make a country album as an rnb artist? Beyonce did some country and she didnt get the hate. Not an entire album but shes done songs. Monica is a legend and deserve her flowers. One of the best female vocalists of all time.

    • Lovergirl August 13, 2021

      I don’t see any hate, just FRUSTRATION from her fans. Whatchu talking about?

  9. Kiki August 13, 2021

    I stopped following her on the gram because all she does is post photo shoots of herself with fortune cookie quotes. She never posts of her singing or her music. Snooze I think she has a personal photographer to follow her around all day.

  10. Keeping it real 💯💯 August 13, 2021

    Out by the end of the year?? 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ gurl who you playing you said it was going to be out last October then early 2021. Just put it out and let us decide if it’s another flop like code red & new life.

  11. True Tea August 13, 2021

    It’s quite clear her heart is no longer into R&B & want venture out into a new genre.

    • True Tea August 13, 2021

      Want to venture*

  12. Mÿa August 14, 2021

    It’s gonna flop regardless why she scared to release

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