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Fast Facts

  • Began singing in the church choir when she was 4 years old.
  • Was discovered at the age of 12 by music producer Dallas Austin.
  • Had her first hit single with "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" in 1995.
  • Was the youngest female singer ever to have two back-to-back No. 1 hits on Billboard's R&B chart ("Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk Out of My Life").
  • Her 1998 duet with Brandy, "The Boy Is Mine," spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
  • Witnessed her boyfriend Jarvis Weems commit suicide in 2000.
  • Another boyfriend, Corey "C-Murder" Miller, was sentenced to life in prison for a 2002 murder.
  • Also models and acts.


  • 1998, Grammy — Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Winner


  • Marilyn Best — Mother
  • Shannon Brown — Husband
  • Rocko — Ex-significant Other
  • M.C. Arnold Jr. — Father
  • Corey "C-Murder" Miller — Ex-significant Other
  • Jarvis Weems — Ex-significant Other
  • Montez Arnold — Brother
  • Rodney Ramone Hill III — Son
  • Romelo Montez Hill — Son
  • Edward Best — Stepfather
  • Laiyah Shannon — Daughter

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  • Birth Name: Monica Denise Arnold
  • Birth Place: College Park, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Singer

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