This release was perfect for all the girls in the world who discovered that their man was two-timing them. And let me tell you, I definitely saw it a lot in college with certain friends. It can even just relate to two girls fighting over the same guy. I always liked the call & response in this.
The Boy is Mine was released as a single in May of 1998 from Brandy’s album, Never Say Never, and Monica’s album, The Boy is Mine. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a collaboration track included on the albums of both artists rather than a single feature mention. It was written by LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, and Brandy.
The single became such a hit that it spent 13 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 at #1. It was also #1 under Hot R&B and Hip-Hop. Internationally, it claimed #1 in Canada, New Zealand, and Netherlands while being in the top five in several other countries.