monica

R&B singer Monica was just 18 years old and already a star. The diagnosis: a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse. In simple terms, the flap between the upper and lower chambers of her heart wasn't closing properly.
Only a handful of artists -- especially in the R&B genre -- have had a lengthy, always-relevant career in the biz. Monica clearly is one of them.
The singer says she'd rather leave the '90s classic untouched.
I miss hearing the tenor of a churchy vibrato that accentuates a sustained note at the end of a love song. I miss not having to strain my ears just to hear the (real) voice of a singer.