On Tuesday, October 27, at 10:00
p.m.* BET premieres MONICA, a new eight-episode series that follows R&B
singer Monica as she works on her fifth album, launches a new clothing line
and tackles the hardest job of all – full-time mother of two young sons.
After a brief hiatus from the music industry, does Monica have what it takes
to handle it all? You be the judge on Tuesday, October 27.
Monica is back in the spotlight with an intimate, behind-the-scenes view into
her day-to-day world. This reality show will not only chronicle her personal
life, but will take viewers along her journey as she works on her highly
anticipated fifth studio album, appropriately titled Still Standing. The
series will also highlight her efforts as she designs a high-end line of
boys’ clothing called Regions of Rock, an “urban rock” line of clothing
ranging from infant sizes to boys’ size 20.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Monica Denise Arnold is a talented R&B / pop
singer, songwriter and actress. She began her singing career as a member of
Charles Thompson and the Majestics, a 12-piece traveling choir that led to
her signing a recording contract with Arista Records in 1995. Monica went on
to become the youngest R&B recording act in history to have two consecutive
chart-topping hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
While maintaining a recording career, Monica added another title to her
credits – actor. She has appeared in several films, including Boys and Girls
(2000), ATL (2006) and MTV Films’ Love Song (2000). She has also made several
television appearances on Living Single, Beverly Hills: 90210, Felicity and
Even with all the success of her entertainment career, Monica undeniably has
experienced personal tribulations. It was with the spiritual guidance of her
parents and family that she withstood the devastating suicide of her
boyfriend Jarvis “Knot” Weems, and it is that same support that helps her
keep standing today. Monica is a strong, poised, vivacious woman, and with
this reality show, she wants to show viewers and fans that anything is
possible once you have set your mind to do it.
MONICA is executive produced by Monica and James DuBose of DuBose