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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige



Mary Jane Blige (/blʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has been honored with numerous accolades and nominations, including winning nine Grammy Awards, and being the recipient of three Golden Globe nominations including one for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Florence Jackson in Mudbound (2017), for which she also became the first woman to receive multiple Academy Award nominations in the same year including for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song. 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 achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales.

Her album 1994 My Life is among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,[1] and Times All-Time 100 Albums.[2] 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.[3] Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years.[4] 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.[5] In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time.[6] ln 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, as well as Best Original Song nods in both award contests for the film's song "Mighty River".[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]



Sherlock Gnomes
Sherlock Gnomes is an upcoming British-American 3D computer-animated romantic comedy mystery film that is being directed by John Stevenson.
Mudbound is an album by musical artist Mary J.
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.

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Mary J. Blige settles messy divorce with Kendu Isaacs
  –  March 5, 2018
Singer Mary J. Blige (L) and Kendu Isaacs (R) (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards) After nearly two years of nasty public disputes and financial strain, Mary J. Blige and her estranged husband Kendu Isaacs have finally ...
What is Mary J. Blige’s net worth?
  –  March 5, 2018
Her net worth, not surprisingly, reflects her longstanding success in both music and acting. But just who is Mary J. Blige? What is her net worth? Here’s everything you need to know about who the singer and actress, her age, how she’s made money over ...
Mary J. Blige Reaches Divorce Settlement with Kendu Issacs
  –  March 5, 2018
Singer Mary J. Blige can live up to the refrain “no more drama” once more. The “Mudbound” actress, ahead of her performance at the Oscars, reached a divorce settlement with estranged husband Kendu Issacs. After a tumultuous fight that included ...
Mary J. Blige settles divorce
  –  March 5, 2018
Mary J. Blige has reportedly settled the terms of her divorce. The 47-year-old singer and actress was supposed to start a week-long court hearing with estranged husband Kendu Isaacs on Monday (05.03.18) in which the pair were hoping to come to an agreement ...
Double Nominee Mary J. Blige Performed at the Oscars in the Rain
  –  March 5, 2018
Before Mary J. Blige stepped foot onto the Oscars red carpet, she had already made award show history. The actress and singer is the first person to be nominated for an Oscars performance award and an original song award for the same movie and in the same ...
Mary J. Blige's Best Red Carpet Looks This Year: What's Your Favorite?
  –  March 3, 2018
Mary J. Blige is a force to be reckoned with, especially on the red carpet. On Sunday, the singer-turned-actress will attend the Oscars 2018 with two nominations for the Netflix film, Mudbound: "Best Supporting Actress" and "Best Original Song."
Mary J. Blige Says She Made No Money From Oscar-Nominated 'Mudbound' Role
  –  February 28, 2018
New revelations in the singer’s divorce case emerge. New court documents reveal Mary J. Blige netted no income from her performance in the 2017 Netflix original movie, Mudbound. The documents, filed ahead of the Blige’s divorce trial with ex-husband ...
'This character was in me': Mary J. Blige on her Oscar-nominated role in 'Mudbound'
  –  February 27, 2018
More than two decades after fans fell in love Mary J. Blige, the singer, the artist is earning prestige as Mary J. Blige, the actor. In Mudbound, Blige plays Florence Jackson, a mother of four in rural 1940s Mississippi whose oldest son, Ronsel ...
Mary J. Blige on "Mudbound," and the strength to excel
  –  February 25, 2018
Michelle Miller profiles singer Mary J. Blige, whose career has now turned to acting, with no less than an Oscar nomination for her acclaimed performance in the drama "Mudbound," in addition to an Oscar nom for Best Original Song. Blige, the "Queen of hip ...
Mary J. Blige set to perform at the Oscars
  –  February 24, 2018
Mary J. Blige is scheduled to perform at the Oscars ceremony. The 47-year-old singer-songwriter is to perform “Mighty River” from the Dee Rees-directed drama movie “Mudbound,” which she also stars in. The track has been nominated in the Best ...


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