Monique was born in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn N.Y. She is the only girl of four children born to Bishop Carl & Sandra Williams. Monique was raised singing in her grandfather's church; "The Institutional Church of God in Christ" in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. She began singing at the tender age of five and quickly became the church's star-soloist. She sang in every choir from the Childrens' Choir to the Radio Choir. Monique's stunning lead vocals shined brightly every Sunday night, during the Radio Choirs' live broadcast.