The song came to American fame when R&B singer Monica covered the song (with altered lyrics) and released it as the third single from her second studio album The Boy Is Mine (1998), following the successful chart performances of previous single "The First Night," the song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The music video was directed by Diane Martel, known for her work for Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Ciara, Christina Aguilera, among others. The video also features Tyrese as Monica's love interest. The music video was included on Channel Max's Top 100 Sexy Women.
"Angel of Mine" was one of Monica's biggest worldwide successes, reaching number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts. It, however, became Monica's fifth domestic top 10 hit of her career and her third number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Angel of Mine" was ranked three on the Hot 100 1999 year-end charts. The song also peaked within the top ten in Canada, the top 20 in Australia, the top 30 inGermany, and the top 40 in New Zealand.