Who was singing with such incredible vocal prowess at age 14??? MONICA!!
Monica is a R&B singer, songwriter, producer, and actress who sprung onto the music scene as an incredible teen vocalist in the ’90s. “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” was released as the lead single on her triple platinum debut album Miss Thang.
The single spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days),” alongside follow-up single “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” would make the singer the youngest recording artist to have two consecutive No. 1 hits on the Billboard R&B chart at the age of fourteen. The single was co-written and produced by Dallas Austin and contains samples of LL Cool J’s 1993 song “Back Seat (Of My Jeep),” Public Enemy’s 1987 song “Bring the Noise,” and also features elements from “You’re Getting a Little Too Smart” by The Detroit Emeralds. An accompanying music video for the single was shot in black-and-white by Rich Murray and released in June 1995.
Don’t you love her voice inflection on this? Enjoy the classic above!