Sunday, December 1st, 2013
After college, she found herself in the position of being a single mother, and dedicated herself to her five children, rather than music as a profession. This choice ultimately benefitted her by adding an incredible richness to her life that would take her talents to another level.
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.
Part-time Princess was then opted to be used in the short film, The Adventures of Shelby. 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 radio.
Monique currently resides in San Jose, California, where she performs with The Monique DeMoulin Band, is working on her first EP, and continues to give life her sublime and enchanting Monique spin.