Now that the buzz surrounding her Still Standing album (released earlier this year) has died down, Monica is already looking ahead for the next one!

Having earned two Grammy nominations for next year’s ceremony, the R&B songstress tells our friends over at that fans can expect to hear new music as early as March 2011, with the (currently untitled) album to follow shortly thereafter. And guess what comes after that? A Christmas album!

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Monica has been logging studio time with her cousin Polow Da Don, creating the follow-up to this year’s Still Standing. “I’ve only worked with Polow so far, but I try to get with one or two producers and pretty much create the meat, and then you pretty much get the rest of it done around the center of the album,” she explained.

While an album title has yet to be determined, she’s mapped out a recording schedule. “I really want to come up with the album title very soon, so that it will have direction like Still Standing did,” she said. “I hope to at least have the title in January and a single in maybe March and an album in maybe July. It would have to be something pretty drastic to take me off my path. But if nothing changes, that’s the plan.”

After she finishes this album, a collection of Christmas songs could be next. “I’m looking forward to something like that, something that’s kinda mixed with a little bit of Christian inspirational things with some of the older songs that we all know,” she previously told


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