97 Words: “The Boy is Mine” by Brandy & Monica

Mario M.
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This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list here.

It’s hard to imagine a classic like “The Boy Is Mine” turning 25 because when you listen to it today, it’s still just as fresh. When it was released, Brandy and Monica were both teen idols on the rise and Rodney Jerkins crafted this song in hopes of putting the rumors about their alleged rivalry to rest. The song was a huge, undeniable hit and remains a staple in R&B and Pop playlists. Brandy and Monica convincingly played dueling divas for this song, serving amazing vocals, plenty of attitude… and igniting a fictional feud that made Summer 1998 sizzle.

Watch the music video below, stream “The Boy is Mine,” or order Brandy’s “Never Say Never” on vinyl.


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