He and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana when he was 7 years old and started singing in church.
When he was 10 years old, Monteco entered a talent show sponsored by a local radio station called WYLD where he sang Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” and won second place in both the junior and adult categories.
Monteco met Quincy Jones when he was visiting in New Orleans after his father pulled him out of school to sing for Quincy at his hotel. After that, Quincy promised to help Monteco sign a record deal to MCA Records. In 1995, Monteco released his debut album “Soulschool” which didn’t appear to chart on the Billboard charts. His first single “Is it Me” featuring Romeo from R&B group, Immature, peaked at #103 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #32 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
Monteco’s second single, “Call It What You Like” didn’t match the same success as his previous single.
After that, it seemed as if Monteco had faded into obscurity, but according to a YouTube comment, he still lives in New Orleans, writing & producing music.
To see the music video for “Is It Me,” go to:
To see the music video for “Call It What You Like,” go to: