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Boy Is Mine

MonicaAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Street SymphonyMonica 5:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Boy Is MineMonica & Brandy 4:50Album Only
listen  3. Ring Da BellMonica 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The First Night (Album Version)Monica 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Misty BlueMonica 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Angel Of Mine (Radio Mix)Monica 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Gone Be FineMonica featuring OutKast 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. InsideMonica 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Take Him BackMonica 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Right Here WaitingMonica featuring 112 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. 'Cross The Room (Album Version)Monica 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Keep It To MyselfMonica 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. For You I WillMonica 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Grammy Award-winning and 10-million-plus selling singer, actress and entrepreneur Monica, returns to the music scene with her very personal J Records/RCA Music Group aptly titled offering, Still Standing. To define oneself as “still standing” is a bold statement, and as her album title actualizes, “whatever happens to me is just a part of my story. It doesn’t define ... Read more in Amazon's Monica Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 14, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000008UUH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Monica ~ Boy Is Mine

Brandy may have scored the first hit with the infectious catfight "The Boy Is Mine," but make no mistake: Monica owns that song. In the battle of the cute teenage soul songbirds, Monica Arnold wins hands down because she can sing her ass off and because she has better songs. Monica's corner includes the vastly underrated producer Dallas Austin, who kicks in with edgy, moody cuts like "Street Symphony," a cautionary tale set to an orchestral groove, and "Ring da Bell," which plain-out flows. Unfortunately, this being the big-bucks world of '90s R&B, Monica is also saddled with de rigueur Diane Warren-David Foster exercises in ersatz soul and overwrought hokum. Why anyone would want to remake Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" is a mystery, but let's just say that Monica also has the smarts to cover Dorothy Moore's classic remake of the adult ballad "Misty Blue," thereby evening the score a bit. It's a tribute to Monica's voice, a womanly alto of real shading and substance, that she can transform schlock into something that comes close to emotion. All of which makes The Boy Is Mine easy on the ears and secures Monica's further ascension. --Amy Linden

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of Her Game! February 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Monica just like Brandy had just one album behind her when she released her second album that feautures the smash hit "The Boy is Mine" and that is also the name of this album. In My oppinion the two albums have more in common then they are diffrent, so obviously I disagree with the editional reviewer that sais that Monica got better songs on her album and that she owned "The Boy is Mine" which I don' think either. Both singers were just kids when they debuted, Monica's "Miss Thang" was released in 1995, she was only 15 at the time!, Brandy's debut came one year prior but she was born in 1979, also 15 at the time. Both debuts were good, but unpolished and lacked top hits, Both second albums were mature and well produced full of memorable hits. Apart from the hit single and duet "The Boy is Mine", both had Diane Warren ballads and Monica even had Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri penned songs, while the majority of Brandy's songs were written by the top-writers Daniels/Jenkins/Jerkins, Not bad!. Both albums feautured covers. Brandy had "Everything I Do" and Monica had "Right Here Waiting". Both albums also song well, and apart from their duet hit single, both scored other hits on their own and both reached new heighs with their respective second albums. So, Basically they were quite alike. I think however that Monica's album has got less ballads then Brandy's if we're gonna find some diffrent trend.

"The Boy Is Mine" starts with Dallas Austin's "Street Symphony" which resembles Cat Stevens "Wild World" on the verse In My Oppinion, it's a great midtempo nonetheless. Song 2 the title track, needs no further presentation, it was a smash hit and probably the most memorable song of most singers careers. "Ring Da Bell" is another R&B midtempo, not among the best.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MONICA NEVER DISAPOINTS February 12, 2006
Format:Audio CD
After having an incredible debut album, Monica has managed to deliver an incredible follow-up. The album shows a difference in style which also adds to its appeal. her voice has grown This album earns Monica a seat in "R&B's" greatests. Highlights include "Street Symphony", "The Boy Is Mine", "The First Night", "Angel Of Mine", "Take Him Back", "Gone Be Fine", "For You I Will", and "I'll keep it to myself. I can guarantee that this album will remain in your stereo.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb job by Miss Thang! October 18, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Once again, Monica (superfluous name Arnold), has released a batch of wonderful songs each worthy of a listen. Dragged down by poor production and promotion, however, this album never reachest its highest potential. Monica is doing her part. Now can we get some fierce production the next time. I think if Monica is to be the next Whitney Houston, they need to promote and produce her as such. On her second venture out, Monica explores more mature topics (if that is even possible for her) such as hustling ("Street Symphony"), two-timing brothas ("The Boy Is Mine"), baby-making drama ("Ring Da Bell"), rushed relations ("The First Night"), that one perfect love who has your head all messed up with one thought of their name ("Misty Blue"), that other perfect love who is just celestial ("Angel of Mine"), breaking up ("Gone Be Fine"), wanting someone but can't have cause they have someone else ("Inside"), second chances ("Take Him Back"), missing someone who is away, but you will wait forever for them ("Right Here Waiting"), the other person at the dance who you are making eye contact with ("Cross the Room"), falling in love with a friend ("I Keep It To Myself"), and the one who you would do anything for ("For You I Will"). Whoa! Monica covers it all with her honey-dipped, gospel-tinged alto voice. With gut and soul, Monica delivers like no other. Bubble gum? I think not. And nor has she ever taken that route. On her debut in 1995, Monica's Miss Thang featured some pretty heavy and risque topics. Always poised and composed, Monica is in a class of her own. Monica takes R&B to a whole new level...noone can touch her. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong Sophmore Effort March 12, 2003
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Monica's 2nd album comes just 4 years after her debut album. Armed with the hit single featuring Brandy, the title track The Boy Is Mine, it was the hit of the summer of 1998, and definately helped both ladies out. But once you get past that song, you see there is more to Monica's album. It opens with the irresistible "Street Symphony", which did poorly as a single sadly. It has a nice hip hop/R&B beat with nice vocals from Monica. "Angel Of Mine" is a beautiful ballad Monica shines on, another hit from the album. Ballads are clearly a strong point for Monica, as demonstrated on "Inside", "For You I Will" and the collaboration with 112 on "Right Here Waiting". She manages an excellent cover of "Misty Blue". There's a few tracks I didn't care for, namely "Take Him Back", "Gone Be Fine" and "'Cross The Room", but overall Monica's sophmore effort THE BOY IS MINE is a good album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really beautiful songs and voice @}->--- June 4, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Monica's since the mid 90's when I first heard Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days). She has a great voice and even then I knew she'd make it big.

This album is her best I think (her follow up to this flopped) and it has some great songs on here. Apart from the obvious hits (For You I Will, The Boy Is Mine and Angel Of Mine) the other stand out songs are Right Here Waiting (with 112) and The First Night. She has a great voice and sings so well if she has the right material. Her follow up to this let her down, but if she can get great material like what's on this great cd, then she can become a major star again. This is an excellent cd that all R&B fans will love.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I played all the music
Published 1 month ago by Dana Peterson
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading labeling
If you are buying this CD for the blues song "Misty Blue", look elsewhere as it is not here. This CD is largely rap and hip hop. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Brad Laue
2.0 out of 5 stars ok cd
this cd is ok to listen to . but i only know 2 songs out of this whole cd. I should of downloaded it on itunes.
Published 21 months ago by Britt123
4.0 out of 5 stars love it
well, i love it and my sister love it. i think thats a good thing since i bought this cd for her. i listen to it to.
Published on May 15, 2012 by tcsloan
4.0 out of 5 stars Monica's Streetcorner Symphony
A few years after a very promising debut album Monica scored big commercially with a duet with contemporary teen star Brandy for which this album got it's title. Read more
Published on August 14, 2010 by Andre S. Grindle
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This is a good cd but a little teen bubble gum for me. If you are looking for this def. get it. Best song on here is "Angel of mine."
Published on April 7, 2010 by susier
4.0 out of 5 stars The Masterpiece is Hers (4.5 Stars)
While the average listener of R&B today enjoy the new sounds, many remain nostalgic for the classic 90s style, spawning several memorable albums. Read more
Published on November 27, 2009 by firefairyangel
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this!
I had Monica's first album, and was disapointed. But this, I love! Highlights are:

Street Symphony
The Boy is Mine
Angel of Mine
Misty Blue
Take Him... Read more
Published on November 15, 2009 by hot_pink_vinyl
4.0 out of 5 stars Monica
GREAT! I miss the old Monica or maybe its just who is writing her songs now but back then her songs were HOT!
Published on August 4, 2009 by Carol J. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars the 4 best songs on the album
this album is ok it is very smooth 4 songs i like in this album is
i keep it to myself
misty blue
street symphony only songs on here i really like
Published on July 19, 2008 by M. Debraux
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