Hot 107.9 in Atlanta continued to announce names for their annual Birthday Bash concert, taking place on June 19. A couple of weeks ago, the station trumpeted the names of Plies and Ludacris as their initial two performers — and on Thursday (April 29), a couple of more names on the roster were revealed. Holding it down for Miami will be Rick Ross, and bringing the hometown heat onstage will be A-Town's own Monica.
Ross is heavily in the process of promoting his forthcoming LP Teflon Don, while Monica basking in the success of her Still Standing LP, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard albums chart earlier this month.
"It's weird to me that people don't recognize there's room for new and old," Monica said of those who were surprised by the album's success. "For me, it was really weird because I'm 29 years old. To be written off by some was really mind boggling. I think that the album title has a lot to do with what was happening right now, even though that's not the way I initially meant it. When I said 'Still Standing,' I meant personally — just being victorious and talking about personal triumphs, so it motivates the next person that might be going through it. After some of the things I read when I would say my album is coming — and you would have negative feedback — it felt so strange to me because I'm so young and have so much ahead of me."
The Birthday Bash Concert is set for June 19 at Atlanta's Philips Arena. More names will be announced in the coming weeks.