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American R&B singer Monica arrives in Vietnam

American R&B singer Monica Denise Brown arrived in Hanoi on September 5 for the 4th Hennessy Artistry Night at My Dinh Stadium on September 7.

American R&B singer Monica Denise Brown

Monica took part in a press conference together with Japanese rock band Okamoto and Vietnam Idol 2007 Phuong Vy on September 6. They are expected to bring a musical party to Hanoi’s music lovers.

American R&B singer Monica will perform ‘The Boy Is Mine’ which is a song recorded by American R&B singers Brandy and Monica in 1998. It earned Monica three Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best R&B Song and Record of the Year. ‘The Boy Is Mine’ was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2000.

The singer began performing as a child. She signed with Arista Records at age thirteen and released her debut album Miss Thang in 1995. Her first two singles ‘Don't Take It Personally’ and ‘Before You Walk out of My Life’ made her the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the US Billboard Top R&B Singles chart.

With a career lasting more than 15 years, she became the first artist to top the US Billboard Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs chart in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. In 2010, Billboard listed Monica at number 24 on its list of Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists in the past 25 years.

Started in 2008, the Hennessy Artistry Night aims to present international talent to Vietnamese music lovers. The musical event has attracted thousands of people over the years.

By V.Xuan – Translated by Kim Khanh

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