After a life-changing and life-affirming two-year break, Atlanta's Grammy Award-winning J Records artist Monica has completed her eagerly anticipated fourth album, “The Makings Of Me,” set for release on September 19.

The new album is the follow-up to 2003's platinum-plus After the Storm and heralds the return of one of pop and R&B music's most consistent chart-topping songstress.

"I've watched Monica, now 24, develop and grow since she was 14," states Clive Davis, Chairman and CEO, BMG U.S. "She's now at the absolute peak of her career. Her new album has at least four or five hot singles and she's setting new styles as a cutting edge trendmaker for the industry."

Kicking off the release of “The Makings Of Me” is the first single, "Everytime Tha Beat Drop," a hometown production featuring Atlanta favorites Dem Franchize Boyz, produced by Jermaine Dupri.

"'Beat Drop' is a real good representation of where I'm from," Monica says of the dance floor-friendly first single pick. "We all just want to dance and have fun."

Listen to "Every Time The Beat Drop":

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