Picks and Pans Review: Monica My Playlist

updated 11/13/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 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.

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