Mary J. Blige


Mary J. Blige Brief Biography

Mary J. Blige
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, model, record producer and actress. Starting her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?, in 1992, and has released 13 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, and also known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status. My Life has been placed on greatest albums lists by 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 performance rights organization 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.

Mary J. Blige News

• Diddy throws DJ Khaled another 42nd birthday party
• Selena Gomez and Mary J. Blige honored at Billboard's Women in Music Awards
• Carrie Underwood and John Legend to host 'Grammys Greatest Stories' on CBS
• 'Coco' and 'Mudbound' to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

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