R&B Artist Spotlight: Monica
36-year-old R&B singer Monica decided it was time to leave RCA Records after two decades of being with them. In 1995, the R&B singer, producer and actress released her album Miss Thang with Arista Records, a distributor of RCA Records. Her first album sold more than 1.5 million copies and was certifed triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The songstress posted to Instagram saying: "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, Tom Corson, 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 ..."
Monica had a total of nine albums with RCA Records.
Monica released the classic hit "Street Symphony" on June 18, 1999.