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Monica (LVII)

Monica Arnold was born October 24, 1980, in Oak Park, Georgia, to Marilyn Best, a church singer and airline customer service representative, and M.C. "Billy" Arnold, Jr., a mechanic. At the age of four, she began singing in her local church choir. After entering many talent shows, Monica was spotted by Dallas Austin, a record producer, who has put... See full bio »

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Known For

1998 MTV Video Music Awards
1998 MTV Video Music Awards Herself - Performer
Big Momma's House
Big Momma's House Soundtrack
AMA Red Carpet Party
AMA Red Carpet Party Herself - Co-Host
Trainwreck Soundtrack


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 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (performer: "Angel of Mine")
 2017 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chris Pine/LCD Soundsystem (2017) ... (performer: "The Boy is Mine" - uncredited)
 2015 Trainwreck (performer: "The Boy Is Mine" - as Monica)
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - as Monica)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.90 (2012) ... (performer: "It All Belongs to Me" - as Monica)
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night III (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Monica) / (writer: "I've Got to Have It")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Monica) / (writer: "I've Got to Have It")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Monica) / (writer: "I've Got to Have It")
 2009 CHIKARA Three-Fisted Tales (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Monica) / (writer: "I've Got to Have It")
 2000 Big Momma's House (performer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Monica) / (writer: "I've Got to Have It")
 1998 Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room (TV Special) (performer: "The Boy Is Mine")
 1997 Soul Food (performer: "Slow Jam")
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Other Works:

Music video: "It All Belongs To Me" ft. Brandy Norwood. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Monica Arnold | Monica Brown


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on getting the Jesus tattoo on her arm] My mom said, "You know Jesus, you don't need to look at him every day". But I wanted to look at Him every day because there was a time when I would wake up and I didn't even know why my eyes were even opening. I'm like, "just let me go back to sleep, make the pain go away". I would look at my arms, even when I showered, and I would get this level of ... See more »


Has 3 children: two sons, Rodney Ramone Hill III (b. May 21, 2005) and Romelo Montez Hill (b. January 8, 2008) with her ex-fiancé Rocko; a daughter Laiyah Shannon Brown (b. September 3, 2013) with her husband Shannon Brown. See more »



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