It’s the end of an era for Monica. After two decades, Monica has left RCA Records.
She announced her departure from RCA with a touching message on Instagram. It was all words of gratitude and love. No bitterness whatsoever. I'm glad they departed on good terms, and I'm especially grateful for what their long term partnership has given us.
I love her discography so much. Those first two albums are R&B classics. Sure, she's had some misses, but for every miss, there have been many hits along the way. I grew up with Monica and her music going far back as her debut 'Miss Thang' in the mid 90s. She could have crashed and burned a long time ago but she's managed to maintain a steady career for over 20 years. Her and Usher are the real MVPs! It seems they both sat down and came to a mutual agreement that there wasn't much further their journey can go, but once again, I'm grateful.
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 ...