Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winners Monica and Brandy have teamed up in the studio once again to recreate history with their brand new single, “It All Belongs To Me,” set for release on February 6th on RCA Records. Written and produced by Rico Love (Usher, Beyonce, Chris Brown), the poignant song reunites these young powerhouse vocalists for the first time since their massive smash single, “The Boy Is Mine.”
Monica and Brandy both tweeted news of their collaboration from the studio in Miami kicking off an avalanche of excitement in the blogosphere.
It’s been 14 years since the then-teenage duo released their monumental collaboration, “The Boy is Mine,” which held the #1 spot on the Hot 100 Chart for 13 weeks, won the Grammy for R&B Performance by A Duo or Group, and was declared the best-selling song of 1998.
“It All Belongs to Me” will appear on Monica’s New Life album scheduled for release on March 6th (RCA) and a second version of the song will appear on Brandy’s yet-to-be-titled RCA/Chameleon debut to be released this Spring.
Monica is a 25 million plus selling singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. She entered the music scene at the tender age of 14 and quickly established a track record of history making accomplishments. Monica became the youngest female ever to have two #1 back-to-back hits with “Don’t Take it Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out of My Life” on Billboard’s R&B chart her from 1995 debut album Miss Thang. Her 1998 album, The Boy is Mine garnered pop success when paired with Brandy on the album’s title track that spent a record breaking 13 weeks at #1 on the charts and earned the duo a Grammy Award. That album also boasted two more #1 hits, “The First Night” and “Angel of Mine.” In 2003 Monica’s chart-topping success continued when her third album, After The Storm, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart and spawned her sixth #1 single “So Gone.” Monica’s follow-up album, 2006’s The Makings of Me, entered at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and added yet another achievement to the songstress’ extraordinary career. Monica’s fifth studio album Still Standing debuted at #1 on the R&B Album chart, #2 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 and was certified Gold in just three weeks! Still Standing also garnered two Grammy Award nominations and two Billboard Music Award nominations. The album’s first single, “Everything To Me,” reached the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and became Monica’s seventh #1. The success of “Everything To Me” also placed Monica within an elite group of history making superstars that have garnered #1 R&B singles in three decades – Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, James Brown and Marvin Gaye. Monica is currently in the studio placing the finishing touches on her sixth album, NEW LIFE, set for release on March 6th on RCA Records.
Brandy Norwood is a superstar! She’s currently in the studio working on her debut RCA/Chameleon Records album which is scheduled for release this Spring. Collaborators include Jim Jonsin (Beyonce, Usher, Lil Wayne, Kanye West), Bangladesh (Ke$ha, Usher, Nicki Minaj), Timbaland (Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z), Danja (Britney Spears, Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson), Hit Boy (Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kanye West), Noah 40 Shebib (Drake, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne), and Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga), along with hit making songwriters Rico Love (Usher, Beyonce, Chris Brown) Sean Garrett (Usher, Beyonce, Britney Spears), Ester Dean (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), Frank Ocean (Justin Bieber, John Legend, Tyler, the Creator), and Chris Brown, to name a few. Ranked by the RIAA as one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, Brandy has sold more than 20.5 million albums worldwide, while receiving a plethora of awards, including a Grammy, an American Music Award, two Soul Train Music Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, three Billboard Awards, four MTV Awards, six Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, two Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and three BMI Awards. She arrived with a self-titled debut album at the age of fifteen and went on to record a series of hit CDs that established her as one of the successful R&B/pop female vocalists to emerge in a generation. Brandy recently made headlines by joining the cast of BET’s top-rated scripted series “The Game,” and will co-star in Tyler Perry’s upcoming Lionsgate release, “The Marriage Counselor,” in theaters July 27th!