Born Usher Terrence Raymond IV on 14th October, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, he is famous for My Way in a career that spans 1991–present.
simply known as Monica, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress.
Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, she began performing as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir at the age of ten.
It went multiplatinum, while its first two singles "Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk Out of My Life" made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart.
In 1998, Monica's second album The Boy Is Mine earned her major international chart success.
Pushed by its Grammy Award-winning number-one hit title track, a duet with singer Brandy, it spawned two further Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, "The First Night" and "Angel of Mine", and established her position as one of the most successful of the urban R&B female vocalists to emerge in the mid to late-1990s.
Monica also ventured into acting, with a supporting role in Boys and Girls (2000), and starring roles in television film Love Song (2000).
During the production of her third album, All Eyez on Me (2002), Monica experienced personal struggles and her career went under hiatus.
In 2003, her fourth album, After the Storm, was released, and after an unsuccessful period, she scored her fifth number one single on the US R&B/Hip Hop, "So Gone".The album also included her Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hit "U Should've Known Better".Her sixth album, Still Standing, which recording was tracked by her BET reality show Monica: Still Standing, was released in 2010 and produced the hit single "Everything to Me", which became her sixth number one hit on the US R&B/Hip Hop.Monica was born in College Park, Georgia on October 24, 1980.She is the only daughter of Marilyn Best, a former church singer and Delta Air Lines customer service representative, and M. "Billy" Arnold Jr., a mechanic working for an Atlanta freight company.While growing up in the modest circumstances of a single-parent home after her parents' 1984 separation and 1987 divorce, Monica continued training herself in singing and became a frequent talent-show contestant, winning over 20 local singing competitions throughout her early teenage years.