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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige



Mary Jane Blige (/blʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. In 1992, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have been certified multi-platinum.

Blige has won nine Grammys from her 31 nominations.[1] My Life is among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and Time's All-TIME 100 Albums. She received a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from performance rights organization ASCAP in 2007.

As of 2013, Blige has sold 75 million records worldwide.[2] Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years.[3] In 2017, Billboard magazine also lists her 2006 song "Be Without You" as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop song of all time, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and over 75 weeks on the chart.[4] In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time.[5] Moreover, she is ranked number 100 on the list of "100 greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stone magazine.[6] In 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Women in Music" list.[7]

Blige starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry box-office hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself and appeared in the film Rock of Ages (2012). She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her musical contribution to the film The Help. In 2017, she appeared in the period-drama film Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, for which she received nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.[8]

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.[9] The scent went on to win two FiFi Awards, including the "Fragrance Sales Breakthrough" award.[10]



Mudbound is a 2017 American period drama film directed by Dee Rees and written by Rees and Virgil Williams, based on the novel of the same name by Hillary Jordan.
Strength of a Woman
Strength of a Woman is the thirteenth studio album by American singer Mary J.
Love Yourself
"Love Yourself" is a song recorded by American singer Mary J.
U + Me
"U + Me (Love Lesson)" is a song by American singer Mary J.

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Mary J. Blige Celebrates Her Double Oscar Nomination With Best Dinner Party Ever
  –  January 25, 2018
Mary J. Blige pulls quite the crowd! The 47-year-old singer stepped out on Tuesday night to celebrate her two Oscar nominations for Mudbound at a star-studded party thrown for her by Diddy. Blige slayed in a sexy leather jacket, matching pants and thigh ...
Mary J. Blige overcame chicken phobia filming Mudbound
  –  January 24, 2018
Mary J. Blige overcame her fear of chickens while filming 'Mudbound'. The 47-year-old singer-turned-actress stars as Florence Jackson in the new drama from Dee Rees - which follows the unlikely friendship between two men, one white and one black ...
Entertainment Roundup: Mary J.Blige, Jordan Peele make Oscars history; Omawumi releases new visuals for Somtin | More stories
  –  January 24, 2018
Mary J.Blige, The Shape of Water, Jordan Peele get nods + everything ... The 90th Oscar will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air live on March 4. Award-winning singer, Omawumi has released crisp visuals for her love track, Somtin off her third album ...
Mary J. Blige floored by double Oscar nomination
  –  January 24, 2018
Singer-turned-actress Mary J. Blige has been fighting off tears of joy after learning of her two Oscar nominations for Mudbound. The No More Drama hitmaker has been winning critical acclaim for her supporting role as family matriarch Florence Jackson in ...
A Timeline of Mary J. Blige's Acting Career
  –  January 24, 2018
Mary J. Blige has the opportunity to make history at the Oscars. Tuesday morning (Jan. 23), the Academy announced that the singer-songwriter/actress was up for not only best supporting actress for her role in Netflix's Mudbound, but also for best ...
Mary J. Blige Earns Two Oscar Nominations
  –  January 24, 2018
The R&B singer-turned-actress scores her first two nominations ... Angie Martinez also rejoiced over the news. “MARY J BLIGE is a DOUBLE OSCAR NOMINEE!!!!!” she gushed. “My heart might explode this morning!! man listen, GOD is somethin ...
The Internet Can't Help But Rejoice Now That Mary J. Blige Is A Two-Time Oscar Nominee
  –  January 24, 2018
Early Tuesday morning (Jan. 23), it was announced that the Grammy Award-winning singer has earned not one but two Oscar ... Take a look at the best reactions below. If Mary J Blige wins an Oscar, I'm wylin' in the streets. I love her so much.
Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Nominated for Oscars
  –  January 23, 2018
“Mystery of Love” is one of two original songs composed by Stevens for the Luca Guadagnino-directed feature. The singer-songwriter will be going up against notable artists like Mary J. Blige, nominated for “Mighty River” from Mudbound, and Andra ...
Mary J Blige, nine time Grammy-winning singer, gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
  –  January 12, 2018
"I know my work and I understand what this means." Blige — the self-proclaimed "queen of hip-hop soul" who is best known for hits such as 'No More Drama' and 'Reminisce' — is a nine-time Grammy winner with tens of millions of records sold worldwide.
Mary J. Blige’s Ex Kendu Isaacs Claims He’s Been Hospitalized Due to the Stress of Their Divorce
  –  January 4, 2018
When she filed for divorce — citing irreconcilable differences — the singer had asked to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to Isaacs. RELATED VIDEO: Mary J. Blige Talks about Letting Cameras into Her Private Life According to ...
Mary J. Blige to Receive Icon Award at Billboard Women in Music Ceremony
  –  November 16, 2017
Mary J. Blige has been blessing the masses with gut-wrenching anthems and danceable tunes for over 20 years, and will be recognized for her work by Billboard at this year’s Women in Music ceremony. The “No More Drama” singer will be presented with ...
Mary J. Blige Didn’t Want to Be ‘Just Another Singer That Got a Role’ When She Starred in ‘Mudbound’ — Watch
  –  November 10, 2017
and the result is Florence Jackson in Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” — a character the singer-turned-actress feels a deep connection to. Blige discussed that and more with IndieWire’s Eric Kohn during the inaugural IndieWire Honors ceremony last week ...


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