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Mary J. Blige

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Mary J. Blige News

Mary J. Blige to release 'A Mary Christmas' festive album

Soul singer's first ever festive album will be released in October

  • Sep 21, 2013

Mary J. Blige criticises Burger King for chicken advertisement controversy

Singer fuming about 'unfinished' video clip

  • Apr 5, 2012

Mary J Blige says she's 'lucky' she didn't end up like Amy Winehouse

Singer says she's grateful she was able to 'turn my life around'

  • Nov 2, 2011

Slash reveals collaboration with Mary J Blige

Former Guns N' Roses axeman tweets that he has been in the studio with the soul diva

  • Aug 11, 2011

Mary J. Blige: 'I want to earn my acting kudos'

The singer will be appearing in a number of forthcoming film projects

  • Aug 8, 2011

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Mary J. Blige Music Videos

Mr. Wrong Play Video

Mr. Wrong

Watch the official Mr. Wrong video by Mary J. Blige in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

25/8 Play Video

25/8

Watch the official 25/8 video by Mary J. Blige in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Each Tear Play Video

Each Tear

Watch the official Each Tear video by Mary J. Blige in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Family Affair DJ GI Joe Soundbunker Remix Play Video

Family Affair DJ GI Joe Soundbunker Remix

Remixed by DJ GI Joe @ The Soundbunker. Family Affair DJ GI Joe Soundbunker Remix

Bridge Over Troubled Water Play Video

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Watch the official Bridge Over Troubled Water video by Mary J. Blige in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Mary J. Blige Reviews

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige

Growing Pains

  • Feb 1, 2008

Blige, Mary J. : Manchester MEN Arena

Fellow divas, acolytes and imitators take heed: this is how you do it...

  • May 3, 2002

Blige, Mary J : No More Drama

It's all a bit of a comedown from ‘Family Affair’...

  • Apr 19, 2002

Blige, Mary J. : No More Drama

Proper modern soul record. Hold the bling.

  • Sep 6, 2001

give me you

Mary J Blige Give Me You(MCA)

  • Apr 8, 2000

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Mary J. Blige Biography

Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971), known professionally as Mary J. Blige, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?, in 1992, and has released 11 studio albums since and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks.

A recipient of nine Grammy Awards, in addition to receiving a record of thirty Grammy nominations, eight of Blige's albums have reached multi-platinum status in the United States. My Life, in particular, is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone, Time, and Vibe. For her part in combining hip-hop and soul in the early-1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the Legends Award at the World Music Awards. Blige also received the Voice of Music Award from music publishing company ASCAP, with its official Jeanie Weems stating that "[Blige's] music has been the voice of inspiration to women worldwide in both struggle and triumph." Blige made Time magazine's "Time 100" list of influential individuals around the world in 2007.

As of 2013, Blige has sold more than 50 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years. The magazine also lists her 2006 song "Be Without You" as the top R&B song of the 2000s, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. Moreover, she is ranked number 100 on the list of "100 greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Woman in Music."

Blige also earned high remarks for her work in film. She starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry box-office hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself and played a role in the film Rock of Ages, which was released to theaters in 2012. She is a recipient of two Golden Globe Awards for her musical contributions to the films Bobby and The Help. She is named to play music icon Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic Nina. In partnership with the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and Carol's Daughter, Blige released her "My Life" perfume. The perfume broke HSN records by selling 65,000 bottles during its premiere. The scent went on to win two FiFi Awards, including the "Fragrance Sales Breakthrough" award.

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