Despite Her Success, Monica Says She Is “The Most Forgotten” R&B Singer

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 23: Monica attends STARZ Series “BMF” World Premiere at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on September 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Derek White/WireImage)

Monica rose to fame in the ’90s with timeless hits such as“For You I Will” and “Angel of Mine,” but she feels that she’s the most forgotten of her fellow R&B peers.

For over 30 years Monica amassed an illustrious music career winning a Grammy, Billboard, and BET music award in addition to several nominations. A powerhouse alto singer, Monica has been able to dive in the hip hop, R&B and even gospel genre, where her music roots began.

However, for all the acclaim she’s garnered over the last three decades, she feels like an “underdog.”

During the final stop of The Shop’s UNINTERRUPTED Live Tour in Atlanta, published on Wednesday (October 11), the ATL singer, alongside fellow guests Quavo and Lou Williams, discussed her career journey and why she feels she’s the underdog.

“I was able to really enjoy my career because I didn’t have any expectations,” she began. “I was not looking at stats, I was not worried about awards. I’m actually a person that, for all the records I’ve broken, I really have never won any awards. I’m really the most forgotten if you think about it.”

She continued: “I’m pretty much the underdog, but I sit very comfortably in it because I can still go where I want, do what I want, live how I want. But when I say that I am often forgotten, I was hosting the Soul Train Awards, was nominated for five, three of my songs in one category and still lost.”

“But I went out to eat and kicked my regular shit after,” she concluded. “I was not bothered because that’s not what I do it for…That is really my point when I say that oftentimes I’m forgotten in those spaces.”