Mary J. Blige

Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 31 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and four American Music Awards, Blige is a global superstar. And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base—responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Blige began moving people with her soulful voice when at 18 she signed with Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records in 1989, becoming the MCA-distributed label’s youngest and first female artist. Influenced at an early age by the music of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, Blige brought her own gritty, urban-rooted style—fusing hip-hop, soul and honest, frank lyrics—to the forefront on her 1992 debut album What’s the 411?. The multi-platinum set, executive produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, quickly spun off several hits, including two No. R&B No. 1s: “You Remind Me” and “Real Love.”

As the Queen of R & B Soul, Blige helped redefine R&B and began forging a unique niche for herself on the more personal second album, 1994’s My Life. Blige is an artist that uses her gift of song to lift spirits and touch lives while bringing her heart, soul and truth to those who are willing to listen. She is loved for her passionate, chart-topping hits like “Be Without You”, “No More Drama” and “Family Affair” all of which have made her a force in music.

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KnowKnow3:07
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Press OnLove & Life4:17
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When You Wish Upon A Star (feat. Barbra Streisand & Chris Botti)A Mary Christmas3:42
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Sweet Thing (Live From Uptown MTV Unplugged/1993)Uptown MTV Unplugged3:43
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As Time Goes ByVerizon "Movies Rock"3:49
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Be Without You (Kendu Mix)The Breakthrough (Bonus Track)4:06
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Take Me As I AmThe Breakthrough3:57
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Intro / Mary J. Blige / The Tour (Live)The Tour0:36
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It's On (feat. R. Kelly)Share My World4:42
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Rainy Dayz (Thunderpuss Club Mix)Dance For Me7:56
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