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HelloBeautiful May 2024 cover issue
Monica 2024 HelloBeautiful May Mother’s Day Cover
Dalvin Adams

Monica: Family Ties

Monica is centerstage as the matriarch of our May Mother’s Day cover. With her tribe thriving, a new man, and the lessons she’s learned throughout her transcendent career, everything has culminated in this moment, she is more than “ready” for what this stage of her life has to bring.

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Monica poses in a blue dress for the Hello beautiful May 2024 cover issue

As a career-oriented mother of two, I always try to take bits and pieces from other mothers who have successfully balanced careers and motherhood. The nature of my job allows me to chat with high-caliber celebrity women who have managed to push the culture forward while raising children. Monica Denise Arnold is one of them. How the “So Gone” singer has made chart-topping classics, raised four kids, and gotten finer with time should be applauded and studied. 

Monica has been the soundtrack to love for decades. She made her debut in 1995, stamping her name in our R&B lexicons with music that sounded like our struggle. Monica has always been relatable and it’s one of the reasons she is so successful. 

When I spoke to Monica I was soothed by her warm voice as we talked about everything from motherhood, having to fight to get “So Gone” released, to the man in her life who makes those lyrics feel like a distant memory. Monica has put so much of herself into her music – her trials and tribulations have been socially documented in classic discs like the Missy Elliott-produced After The Storm. All of which makes her our best friend in our head. If it feels like we’ve grown up together, it’s because we have. 

Our Mother’s Day cover is so special because it is a stunning portrait of Monica and her children serving lewks the only way they know how. As she continues to sing the house down in Gag City on the “Pink Friday 2, tour, we’re putting the beloved artist and matriarch centerstage while we give her flowers. Enjoy!

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Editorial Director: Shamika Sanders

SVP of Content: Allison McGevna

VP of Content: Kirsten West Savali

Digi Tech: David Morico

Photo Assistant: Elvis Piedra

Makeup Artist: Eva Kim 

Hair Stylist:  Alonzo Arnold

Wardrobe Stylist:  Jeremy Haynes

BTS Video: Khomari Flash, Clifford Johnson, Shakur Harrison 

Creative Director: Jordan Benston

Production Company: The Oracle Media

Production Team: Maisha Peace, Brooke Langley, Kyree West, Jasmine Hardy, Tyanna Seton 

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