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Mary J. Blige          

Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter & Rapper; Queen of Hip-Hop Soul

Mary J. Blige is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist.

Her career began in 1989 when she signed to Uptown Records, becoming the youngest and first female artist on the label.

Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its second original song "Mighty River"; she also received a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year.

In 1992, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?. Her 1994 album My Life is among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and Time magazine's All-Time 100 Albums. She received a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 2007. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years.

In 2017, Billboard magazine named 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.

In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. In 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Women in Music" list.

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Queen of Hip-Hop Soul

Mary J. Blige Resolves to Be Healthy

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Mary J. Blige Bikini Picture: Singer Reveals Washboard Abs in Italy ...

Mary J. Blige showed off her washboard abs in a bikini while vacationing in Italy with her husband on Aug. 14.

Stars Record Musical Tribute Benefitting Victims And Families Of Orlando Massacre

GLAAD and Interscope Records today released “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando.

The song features Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, Pink, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor...

Mary J. Blige's estranged husband won't give back her Grammy - NY ...

Mary J. Blige's estranged husband Martin "Kendu" Isaacs is holding on to her Grammy award.

Mary J. Blige Reveals What The 'Breaking Point' Of Her Marriage Was

Touring through a successful King and Queen of Hearts excursion, hip-hop soul queen Mary J. Blige is also tearing and sharing pages from her ...

Mary J. Blige Speaks out After Filing for Divorce

Mary J. Blige is speaking out for the first time since news broke she filed for divorce from her husband, Kendu Isaacs, after 12 years of marriage. “Ms. Blige is  ...

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