October 23, 2008

Monica - Miss Thang

In 1991, at the age of eleven, Arnold was discovered by music producer Dallas Austin at the Center Stage auditorium in Atlanta. Amazed by her voice, Dallas offered her a record deal with his Arista-distributed label Rowdy Records and immediately hired rapper and actress Queen Latifah as Monica's first manager. Shortly afterwards Dallas and Arnold entered the studio to start writing and producing her debut Miss Thang. After years of recording Monica's debut album, co-produced by Daryl Simmons, Tim & Bob and Soulshock & Karlin, was released to mixed reviews on July 18, 1995. While the longplayer debuted at a moderately successful 36 on the U.S.'s Billboard 200 chart only, Miss Thang soon became a triple platinum success thanks to constant sales and the success of its singles: Pre-released "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" and double-A-single "Before You Walk out of My Life/Like This and Like That" both entered the top 10 of the official Hot 100 and simultaneously became platinum certified number-one hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, making Monica the youngest artist ever to have two consecutive chart-topping hits on latter chart.
01 Miss Thang
02 Don't Take it Personal (Just One of Dem Days)
03 Like this and Like that
04 Get Down
05 With You
06 Skate
07 Angel
08 Woman in Me (Interlude)
09 Tell Me if You Still Care
10 Let's Straighten it Out
11 Before You Walk Out of My Life
12 Now I'm Gone
13 Why I Love You So Much
14 Never Can Say Goodbye
15 Don't Take it Personal (Just One of Dem Days) (Remix)
16 Forever Always




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