Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monifah

Monifah (born Monifa Carter on January 28, 1972 in New York) is a female R&B singer\songwriter.

She grew up in Spanish Harlem in a musical family that encouraged her to perform in musicals as a child. With the experience that Monifah gained by singing, she signed a record contract with MCA Records.
In 1996, Monifah released her debut album, "Moods...Moments" which peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 chart and #6 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album was produced by Heavy D.
The first single "I Miss You (Come Back Home)" peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #16 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 31 weeks. The song was featured on the "New York Undercover" television soundtrack.
The second single "You" peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100,  #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 23 weeks.

The third single from the album "Nobody's Body" peaked at #71 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles, staying on the chart for 23 weeks.

The last single from the album "You Don't Have to Love Me" peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #36 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
In 1997, she contributed the song, "I Still Love You" to the "Sprung" movie soundtrack, which peaked at #55 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in June of 1997, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
In 1998, Monifah released her sophomore album, "Mo'hogany" which peaked at #96 on the Billboard 200 and #42 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album was produced by Heavy D, Mario Winans, and N.O. Joe. The album was certified Platinum in 2000, 2 years after the release of "Mo'hogany."
Her biggest hit to date, "Touch It" peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, #9 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks), #13 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream and Billboard's Top 40 Tracks chart, and topped Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart. The song also peaked at #14 on Billboard's Canadian Singles Chart.
The follow-up single, "Suga Suga" didn't fare as well as the previous single, peaking only at #71 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart and missing the Hot 100 completely.
In 2000, Monifah released her last album to date, "Home" which peaked at #151 on the Billboard 200 and #39 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. Despite production from Teddy Riley, the album was a commercial failure, selling only 103,000 copies.
The only single to chart was "I Can Tell" which peaked at #28 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #94 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.

In 2003, Monifah portrayed a supporting role in Michael Baisden's stage play "Men Cry in the Dark." In August of 2012, she began appearing on the TV One reality series "R&B Divas", staying on the show for three seasons. During that same year, she was featured on Faith Evans' compliation album "R&B Divas" which was nominated for a Grammy award.

These days, Monifah continues to be active with her music career. In 2014, she released the single "The Other Side" and a year later, she released the single "One Moment."

To see Monifah's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/THEMONIFAH

To follow Monifah on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/THEMONIFAH

To see the music video for "I Miss You (Come Back Home)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ8JhxVeI1k

To see a fan-made video for "You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtkJBBL8nkM

To see the music video for "You Don't Have to Love Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjHzwTS8_fQ

To see the music video for "I Still Love You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoJe8fRsS_Q

To see the music video for "Touch It," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CL89fxfGZI

To see a fan-made video for "Bad Girl," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4spZQJtJNt4

To see a fan-made video for "Suga Suga," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaqneNWIeHo

To see the music video for "I Can Tell," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIvX9evDUoM

To see a fan-made video for "The Other Side," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VlwWXVuWBg

To see the music video for "One Moment," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJOurGR28dc



[Updated on 04\16\2016]

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