Entertainment Music Monica's Ten Greatest Hits Monica released 8th solo CD 'Code Red" on December 18, 2015 Share PINTEREST Email Print Music Rhythm & Blues Top Picks Rock Music Pop Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rap & Hip Hop World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Oldies Learn More By Ken Simmons Ken Simmons is a seasoned broadcast journalist with national visibility, who specializes in writing about rhythm and blues, and pop music. our editorial process Ken Simmons Updated March 18, 2017 Born on October 24, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, Monica has won one Grammy and four Billboard Music Awards. Her first two albums, Miss Thang in 1995 (released when she was 14 years old), and The Boy Is Mine in 1998, were both certified triple platinum. She also has a double platinum song ("The Boy is Mine" with Brandy), and six additional platinum singles. Whitney Houston was her mentor and they remained good friends until Houston's death in 2012. Monica has achieved six number one hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and she was the first artist to top the chart in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Tyrese, Wyclef Jean, and Keyshia Cole are among the many artists who have recorded with Monica. Here is a list of "Monica's Ten Greatest Hits." 01 of 10 1998 - "The Boy is Mine" with Brandy Brandy and Monica. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc "The Boy Is Mine" by Monica and Brandy was certified triple platinum and was the best selling single of 1998. In 1999, they won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "The Boy Is Mine" at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards. The song was also nominated for Record of the Year. The duo also received three Billboard Music Awards in 1998: Hot 100 Sales Single of Year, R&B Sales Single of the Year, and Top Dance Maxi-Single. "The Boy Is Mine" remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for thirteen consecutive weeks, and was ranked the number eight song of the decade (1990-1999). 02 of 10 1998 - "The First Night" Monica. Harry Langdon/Getty Images Following "The Boy Is Mine," "The First Night" was Monica's second single to reach the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. From The Boy Is Mine album, the platinum single stayed at number one for six weeks on both charts in 1998. 03 of 10 1998 - "Angel of Mine" Monica. Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images From Monica's The Boy Is Mine album, "Angel of Mine" was certified platinum, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the R&B chart in 1998. It was named the number three song of the year on the Hot 100. "Angel of Mine" was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B Soul Single 04 of 10 1995 - "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" Monica. Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect Monica was 14 years old when she released her debut single "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" in 1995. The song was certified platinum, hitting the top of the Billboard R&B chart and peaking at number two on the Hot 100. it was named the number nine song of the year on the Hot 100. 05 of 10 1997 - "For You I Will" Monica. Joe Thomas Hulton Archive From the soundtrack of the 1996 movie Space Jam starring Michael Jordan, "For You I Will" was Monica's third platinum single. 06 of 10 1995 - "Before You Walk Out Of My Life" Monica. Mario Tama/Getty Images In 1995, Monica released "Before You Walk Out of My Life" and "Like This and Like That" as a double sided single from her debut album, Miss Thang. Her debut single "Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk Out of My Life" both hit number one, making 14-year-old Monica the youngest recording act to ever have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. 07 of 10 1995 - "Like This and Like That" Monica. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images In 1995, "Like This and Like That" by Monica was certified platinum and was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Female. 08 of 10 1996 - "Why I Love You So Much" Monica. Joe Thomas Hulton Archive In 1996, Monica released "Why I Love You So Much" along with "Ain't Nobody" as a double sided single from her debut album, Miss Thang. "Why I Love You So Much" was certified gold. 09 of 10 1996 - "Ain't Nobody" featuring Treach of Naughty By Nature Monica. Harry Langdon/Getty Images "Ain't Nobody" by Monica featuring Treach from Naughty By Nature was a double sided single along with "Why I Love You So Much" from her 1995 debut album, Miss Thang. It reached number three on the Billboard R&B chart and was included on the soundtrack of the 1996 film The Nutty Professor starring Eddie Murphy. 10 of 10 2003 - "So Gone" Monica. Evan Agostini/Getty Images From Monica's 2003 album After the Storm, "So Gone" became her fifth number one single on the Billboard R&B chart. It was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single.