11/13/2006 at 01:00 AM EST
Putting her past personal drama behind her, R&B singer Monica, 26, has a new son, Rodney, 1, and a new album, The Makings of Me.
KIRK FRANKLIN, "IMAGINE ME" It's motivational. It's good to start your day with, to prepare yourself for whatever may come.
FAITH EVANS, "SOON AS I GET HOME" It's very relevant for us [artists] traveling as much as we do. It puts a strain on relationships.
MARY J. BLIGE, "MY LIFE" I love that song. [Mary and I] relate to each other in a lot of different things. She has been through a lot.
MARY MARY, "YESTERDAY" I listen to that a lot because I'm definitely finished crying my tears [about] the past.