Brandy, Monica Record Follow-Up To ‘The Boy Is Mine’

By William E. Ketchum III

More than ten years after R&B singers, Brandy and Monica, argued over a boy in their late-90s hit “The Boy Is Mine,” the duo has reunited to create new magic. The ladies flew to Miami last week to record new music with songwriter/singer/producer Rico Love. Love has previously created Grammy-winning songs like Usher’s “There goes My Baby” and Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams.” In 2011, he penned Kelly Rowland’s Lil Wayne-assisted “Motivation,” which hit number one in Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Brandy asked for her Twitter followers to pray for her voice after many interviews and a lack of sleep, but she reported positive results. “Wonderful night in the studio!” Brandy tweeted over the weekend. “I wasn’t 100%, but I gave it my all and it turned out great! Just a little more raspy than normal.”

“We have both been blessed beyond measure,” Monica echoed on her account. “14 years later…#TURNTHELIGHTSON,” perhaps hinting at a title for the duo’s new song.

Love also enjoyed the session. “My dreams come true on a daily basis,” he posted. “God is the greatest!!”

“The Boy Is Mine,” which finds the singers tangled in a love triangle, won Brandy and Monica their first Grammy awards. It was also the best-selling song of 1998. Upcoming albums from Monica and Brandy are due in spring 2012.