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[Audio] Carson Daly: Monica Calls In To Talk About Working With Cee Lo, Christina Aguilera & The Rest Of “The Voice” Gang!

monica [Audio] Carson Daly: Monica Calls In To Talk About Working With Cee Lo, Christina Aguilera & The Rest Of The Voice Gang!

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When I think about some of my favorite songs from my teenybopper years, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm] immediately comes to mind.

We already relived the glory of “The Boy Is Mine” in our Throwback Thursday segment, but that’s in the past!

The R&B singer is still making her mark in the industry in 2011.

So what has [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm] been up to lately? So glad you asked!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm] has been keeping busy as both a singer and an entrepreneur.

Besides gearing up for the release of her latest album, New Life, she’s also been appearing on NBC’s The Voice as an advisor to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee Lo Green[/lastfm]’s team.

She told Carson all about what it’s like to work in this unique role on the show:

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm] and Cee Lo go way back.  She met the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gnarls Barkley[/lastfm] front man when she was only 12 years old!

Him [Cee Lo Green] being a judge on the show is so fitting because he is one that breaks boundaries.  I mean, he’s immensely talented. He’s very confident and self-assured and very knowledgeable about music, so it really gives all of our team, the 8 we started with, a great person to learn so many things from and I’m just thankful that he called me on to be an advisor.

But the job isn’t as easy as it looks. Things get tense when it comes to the competitive battle rounds:

I guess I get a little emotional when we have battle rounds like with did with Niki and Vicci. That was hard for me to let go of.  I mean, Cee Lo and I were still talking about it every day almost a week later. 

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And The Voice isn’t the only thing on [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm]‘s plate.

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After taking a four-year hiatus from the music scene, she got back into the biz with her album Still Standing.

It garnered two Grammy nominations: Best R&B Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her hit single “Everything to Me.” Still Standing also was nominated for the Billboard Music Awards in the Best R&B Artist & Top R&B Album categories.

The strong feedback from her recent album got her motivated to start recording more music.

The connection for me and the audience that has supported me is just greater than ever and it’s just pushing me to get back in the studio a lot sooner than I normally do. And New Life, the new album, is almost done.

Despite her busy schedule, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm] found the time to marry Los Angeles Lakers player Shannon Brown!

Inspired by all the love, she developed a nail polish line called “New Bride by Monica.”

Both [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm]‘s new album, New Life, and her nail polish line will be available by September 2011.

Don’t forget to check out [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Monica[/lastfm] on The Voice every Tuesday at 10/9C on NBC!

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  1. Clummsszyy says:

    isntt thiss thaa trickk thatt marriedd mahh man shannon bbrown!!

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