Monica Mancini is the daughter of composer Henry Mancini. She made her professional debut at age 14 as a member of the Henry Mancini Chorus. She later worked as a backup singer for Vikki Carr before launching her own recording career. Her self-titled debut album appeared in 1998 and was accompanied by a PBS TV special. A 2004 release, "Ultimate Mancini," received two Grammy nominations.