Monica Is a Free Agent, Bids Farewell to RCA Records [PHOTO]
Monica is officially a free agent. After over 20 years and eight albums, the veteran R&B singer has parted ways with her longtime label, RCA Records.
On Thursday (Nov. 17), Monica went on her Instagram page and thanked her mentor, Clive Davis, for his unwavering support, as well as the RCA staff for guiding her career for over two decades.
"I want to say thank you to RCA and their ENTIRE STAFF... for more than half my life we have been family. It's been an honor to be on the same contract for two decades," she wrote in the caption. "I grew up with you all. So many moments that changed my life because of your belief in me. Our contract may have ended but the love is FOREVER."
"To Clive Davis.. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!! I know most your grey hairs were because of me in my teenage years LOL but you believed I could sing any genre & with you I did... Love Forever," she added.
In this current music climate where artists jump from label to label, it's amazing to see an artist stay with one imprint for a long period of time. Monica's career began in 1995 with her debut album, Miss Thang. The collection boasts her first two chart-topping hits "Don't Take It Personal" and "Before You Walk Out of My Life." Her final album for RCA was 2015's Code Red.
There's no official word if Monica will join another major label or go the independent route. Currently, the singer is having fun as a guest co-host on the daytime talkie The Real. So television may be in her future.
Either way, props to Monica for her stellar career at RCA Records and exiting the label with so much style and grace. We wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.