After three decades in the game, millions on top of millions of records sold and being known internationally simply by her first name, it’s safe to say that Monica has become R&B royalty. But the Atlanta, Georgia singer isn’t quite ready to retire to reality television or singing competition judge status just yet.
Which brings us to the unveiling of her eighth studio album, Code Red. The album pits Monica’s singing talents with the likes of Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Akon and Missy Elliott, who the latter superstar, was heavily instrumental in the success of the 2003 comeback album, After the Storm.
“Each time I complete an album it’s a milestone that I in no way take lightly,” Monica says of her latest release. “Code Red embodies my love for true music and an art form that has touched many over the years. As we move closer to its release, this cover speaks volumes as to how I feel. Empowered. Motivated. Dedicated. I’m fully immersed in this necessary movement for R&B Music. There’s no greater feeling than doing what you love with authenticity. I give you Code Red.”
Peep the tracklist below and listen to the Missy Elliott-featured, Polow Da Don-produced single “Just Right For Me” directly below that.
01 Code Red feat. Missy Elliott & Laiyah
02 Just Right For Me feat. Lil Wayne
03 Love Just Ain’t Enough feat. Timbaland
04 Call My Name
05 I Know
06 All Men Lie feat. Timbaland
08 Hustler’s Ambition feat. Akon
09 Alone In Your Heart
11 Ocean Of Tears
12 Saints & Sinners
13 I Miss Music