Monica Believes She’s ‘The Most Forgotten’ Artist In The Music Industry

The singer has only won five awards during her three-decade-long career.

90s R&B singer Monica is shedding light on the emotional challenges that even the most accomplished artists in the business face.

During her appearance on the final stop of LeBron James’ talk show “The Shop‘s Uninterrupted Live Tour” in Atlanta, the “Boy is Mine” singer expressed feeling underappreciated in the industry.

The 42-year-old says she’s “been able to really enjoy my career because I didn’t have any expectations,” noting that she “was not looking at stats, I was not worried about awards.”

The “Angel of Mine” singer added, “I’m actually a person that for all the records I’ve broken, I really have never won any awards. I’m really the most forgotten if you think about it.”

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Still, the star hasn’t let this deter her from enjoying the life she’s been able to establish for herself. “I sit very comfortably in it because I can still go where I want, do what I want, live how I want,” she explained.

“But when I say that, I am often forgotten. I was hosting the ‘Soul Train Awards,’ was nominated for five, three of my songs in one category, and still lost. But I went out to eat and kicked my regular s—t after,” she continued. “I was not bothered because that’s not what I do it for…That is really my point when I say that oftentimes I’m forgotten in those spaces.”

Despite a remarkable career spanning over three decades, Monica has yet to receive a significant award for her solo endeavors. Her first taste of Grammy glory came in 1999 when she and Brandy clinched the “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” award for their chart-topping hit “The Boy Is Mine.”

It would be over a decade before Monica earned another Grammy nod in 2011 for her sixth studio album, “Still Standing.”

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