In June 2010, Monique released her first single, Have I Told You
, which topped the charts on cdbaby™, making it to #1 in the Smooth Jazz category and #2 in the Adult Contemporary category. A few months later, she released, What Makes You Stay
. Her second single also topped the cdbaby charts as #1 in downloads in the Vocal Pop category.
In July 2011, Monique released her stunning version of You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
, the famous classic written by Jim Weatherly (who also wrote Midnight Train to Georgia
, Neither One of Us
, and many others). Following the release of her single, Monique was contacted by Weatherly about recording his not yet released song, It Wasn't Me
. With his support, Monique and her Grammy-winning producer, Bill Hare, developed It Wasn't Me
with the spirit, sound and styling that is uniquely the "Monique spin."
In 2013, Monique's career stepped into high gear with the release of her sassy, female-empowering original song, Part-time Princess
. As a result of this song, she signed on as a recording artist with Larchfork Publishing and Rock Garden Conspiracy, LLC/Gold Pan Records for 2013. Part-time Princess
was then opted to be used in the short film, The Adventures of Shelby
Through 2013 and 2014, Monique focused on song writing and performing live much more, feeling motivated to share her story and support the dreams of others in music. One of her standout original singles, The Box
, is a particularly poignant and deeply personal song, marking a personal milestone for her.
Her passion for helping other independent artists live their dreams led her to becoming a very popular DJ ("Missy D") and station general manager for Jam City America
Monique currently resides in San Jose, California, where she is living her dream as an independent songwriter and recording artist, pursuing her passion to help other independent artist through JamCityAmerica.com, and continues to give life her sublime and enchanting Monique spin.