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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

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Famous as :

R&B/soul singer

Birth Name :

Mary Jane Blige

Birth Date :

January 11, 1971

Birth Place :

Bronx, New York, USA

Spouse :

Kendu Isaacs (since 07-Dec-03)

Claim to fame :

Album "What's the 411?" (1992)

Biography


Gloriously billed to portray the legendary jazz artist Nina Simone in an upcoming project of Paramount Pictures/ MTV Films, Mary J. Blige brilliantly maintains her dominance in R&B/hip-hop soul scene as her seventh album, 'The Breakthrough' went straight to the top spot of The Billboard 200 right after its release on December 20, 2005. This attainment surely has turned out to be such a sweet proceeding of the Vlegend Award honor she was granted of at the 2005 Vibe Awards in November 2005. Set to appear on NBC's musical special of �Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable� aired on the network by January 25, 2006 along with Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, and The Game, the mesmerizing singer, therefore, has really accomplished her goal of establishing a fabulous career to undoubtedly become one of the substantial figures in American music industry.

Born on January 11, 1971 in the Bronx, New York as the youngest of two daughters of Cora and Thomas Blige, Mary Jane Blige had already faced a bitter life in her childhood when her father decided to leave the family by the time she turned 4. Her mother then took along the little girl and her older sister, LaTonya, to Savannah, Georgia, before returned to New York to settle in Yonkers' Schlobam housing projects which was known for its crime, violence and drugs activities. It was during this tumultuous period that Mary began to develop a deep fondness, listening to hip-hop sounds as well as soaking up the musical influences of her mother's 70s soul collection of Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Al Green, and Donny Hathaway. Her knack in singing was quickly visible to everyone as she won a talent competition at the age of 7 upon performing Aretha Franklin's "Respect."

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Selena Gomez and Imagine Dragons Tapped to Perform at 2014 American Music Awards

November 07, 2014 09:05:10 GMT

More performers for the 2014 American Music Awards were announced on Thursday, November 6. and are now among A-list musicians set to take the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23.
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Woman Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail for Stabbing Mary J. Blige's Dad

November 05, 2014 06:24:28 GMT

A woman is sentenced to one year in jail following the stabbing of 's father, Thomas Blige. The 50-year-old woman named Cheryl White was sentenced to 365 days in the Calhoun County jail, Battle Creek Enquirer reports. She already served 270 days of the sentence.
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Mary J. Blige Premieres Sam Smith-Penned New Song 'Therapy'

September 23, 2014 03:56:53 GMT

has released a new song titled "Therapy". Premiered on Monday morning, September 22 on "The Elvis Duran" show on Z100 radio, the track is available for free download for fans who pre-order her new album "" on iTunes.
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Mary J. Blige's 'The London Sessions' Album to Feature Sam Smith, Disclosure and More

September 02, 2014 07:52:51 GMT

is releasing a new album later this year. In a new interview with The Observer, the singer revealed that her new LP would be titled "" and she had worked with some of the brightest British stars for it.
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Mary J. Blige Drops Visuals for 'Suitcase' From 'Think Like a Man Too'

June 21, 2014 04:21:41 GMT

has debuted the music video for "Suitcase", a song that appears in the soundrack of "". Arriving on Friday, June 20, the same day the movie was released in the U.S., the nearly-four-minute visuals shows the R&B queen as a mental patient.
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Sam Smith Joined by Mary J. Blige for 'Stay With Me' at New York Gig

June 19, 2014 04:54:40 GMT

brought out a special guest when he played a concert at The Apollo Theater in New York City on Tuesday night, June 17. The British sensation was in the middle of performing his hit "Stay With Me" when appeared onstage.
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R. Kelly Readies 'White Panties', Talks Possible Collaboration Album With Mary J. Blige

March 04, 2014 04:11:00 GMT

Just a few months after releasing "", already has a plan to drop a follow-up album. The singer made the revelation about the new record during an interview with V Magazine, which is on newsstands now.
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Frank Ocean Sued Over Mary J. Blige Sample in His 'Super Rich Kid'

February 12, 2014 06:46:28 GMT

has been hit with copyright infringement lawsuit. A music company named TufAmerica has sued the rapper, claiming that his track "Super Rich Kid" illegally samples 's "Real Love".
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Mary J. Blige's Father in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed by Ex-Girlfriend

January 24, 2014 04:47:29 GMT

's father, Thomas Blige, reportedly is in critical condition at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. According to Battle Creek Enquirer, Thomas was stabbed three times including one to his neck by his former girlfriend during an altercation which took place on early Thursday morning, January 23.
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Disclosure and Mary J. Blige Release 'F For You (Remix)' Music Video

January 23, 2014 06:16:52 GMT

has finally dropped the full music video for a new version of "F For You" featuring . The colorful and animation-filled clip gives glimpses at the British electronic music duo and the hip-hop queen performing together in front of strobing backgrounds.
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Mary J. Blige to Release Christmas Album in October

July 26, 2013 04:26:16 GMT

Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is coming out with her first ever Christmas album and she's not taking any chances with it, getting multi-platinum-selling Christmas album producer for the exciting project. The Grammy Award-winning Foster was responsible for the hit holiday albums of such artists as , , , and and he's next going to work his magic on Mary J.
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Oral Sex Caused Michael Douglas' Throat Cancer

June 03, 2013 03:58:15 GMT

It was believed that ' drinking and smoking habit was the main cause of his throat cancer. However, in a recent interview with The Guardian, the 68-year-old star revealed that his cancer was caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), a sexually transmitted disease.
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'Divergent' Set Video: Chicago Street Crowded With Citizens From Five Factions

June 03, 2013 03:55:06 GMT

A video taken from the filming location of Neil Burger's upcoming film "" has surfaced online, thanks to Page to Premiere. Unlike previous teaser images which have featured leading girl in such terrifying moments of her life as Tris, the clip does not see her presence at all as it focuses more on members of five factions.
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Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige Perform 'Come Together' in 'Chime for Change' Benefit Concert

June 03, 2013 03:52:00 GMT

During her set at the "Chime for Change Presents: The Sound of Change Live" charity concert Saturday, June 1 at London's Twickenham Stadium, brought out fellow diva for a rocking cover of ' classic "Come Together". The cover was a fitting song for the musical extravaganza, where some of the world's top superstars joined forces to support the charity event.
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Mary J. Blige Hit With $3.4 Million Tax Lien

May 21, 2013 07:12:01 GMT

is facing a new financial issue. The "Be Without You" hitmaker is sued by the Internal Revenue Service for owing $3.4M in unpaid taxes. TMZ reports she failed to pay income taxes totaling around $574,000 in 2009, $2.2M in 2010, and $674,000 in 2011.
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Ace Hood Premieres 'Have Mercy' Music Video

April 06, 2013 06:48:59 GMT

Cash Money Records label artist premieres the music video of his latest track "Have Mercy" off his forthcoming album "Trials and Tribulations" set to be released on July 16. The 24-year-old artist, signed up to 's record label We The Best Music Group, channels /Cash Money rapper 's dreadlocks in the almost six-minute clip directed by Ivan Berrios.
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The-Dream to Feature Beyonce and Mary J. Blige in New Album

April 06, 2013 06:31:17 GMT

During a listening session at New York's Jungle City Studios, songwriter Terius Nash a.k.a. previewed his forthcoming fifth album "". As the 35-year-old artist rolled through the tracks of his new LP on his iPod and entertained some questions after each session, it was revealed that the prolific hitmaker got divas and among the superstar collaborators who supported his new project.
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Chris Lighty's Funeral Attended by LL Cool J, P. Diddy, Missy Elliot and More Hip-Hop Stars

September 06, 2012 01:52:14 GMT

Chris Lighty's funeral drew a slew of hip-hop biggest artists on Wednesday, September 5. Celebrities namely , , Missy Elliot, , , , Russell Simmons, , Lyor Cohen and Grandmaster Flash were blending with family and friends to pay final respect to the late music manager at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan.
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2012 World Soundtrack Award Nominees: Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Sinead O'Connor

August 14, 2012 02:35:57 GMT

After winning a Golden Globe for Best Original Song thanks to her ballad "Masterpiece" for her directorial film "", is set to compete at the 2012 World Soundtrack Awards to win the coveted prize for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. She will face off the likes of and for the gong.
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'The Dark Knight Rises' Throws All-Star New York Premiere

July 17, 2012 01:55:43 GMT

Getting closer to its wide release date in the U.S., Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated "" held its premiere in New York on Monday night, July 16. Taking place at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater, the special screening event was attended by the film's all-star cast members who dazzled on the black carpet along with director Nolan himself.
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Uma Thurman 'Doing Well' After Giving Birth to a Baby Girl

July 17, 2012 01:36:34 GMT

, who announced her pregnancy last February, has welcomed a baby girl. The Bride of the "Kill Bill" movie series gave birth to her bundle of joy on Sunday, July 15, her representative confirmed to PEOPLE. "Mom and baby are doing well," the publicist additionally said.
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Mary J. Blige to Assist Adam Levine on 'The Voice'

July 17, 2012 01:25:20 GMT

will share her wisdom with "" contestants in the upcoming season 3. The nine-time Grammy Award winner has signed up to lend her helping hand to judge/mentor as his team's adviser and the two have started filming together.
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Official: Demi Lovato to Host 2012 Teen Choice Awards

July 09, 2012 18:52:07 GMT

It was announced on Monday, July 9 that will be the host of 2012 Teen Choice Awards. "Yes. The rumors are true @ddlovato is hosting Teen Choice this year!!!! Will all you lovatics be watching?" the official Twitter for the awards event confirmed.
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Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Bon Jovi Signed Up for 2012 iHeartRadio Music Fest

July 09, 2012 18:32:33 GMT

The iHeartRadio Music Festival has upped the ante with the list of artists gracing its stage this year. Confirmed to perform this fall in Las Vegas are , , , , , , , , , and others.
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Mary J. Blige Apologizes for Racist Burger King Ad

June 30, 2012 18:15:42 GMT

has issued an apology for the Burger King commercial which is deemed racist. The singer regretted that she did the ad, saying the whole debacle "hurt my feelings. It crushed me for like two days."
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Mary J. Blige Explains Her Charity Woes

May 30, 2012 04:20:31 GMT

has broken her silence on the legal woes involving her charity foundation. "As Founder and CEO of FFAWN, I am ultimately responsible for anything that goes wrong," so the R&B singer said in a statement to respond to the lawsuit.
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Mary J. Blige's Charity Slapped With Two Lawsuits

May 27, 2012 17:07:25 GMT

is hit with two lawsuits at once. The Grammy-winning singer's charity The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now is sued by TD Bank over unpaid loan. A group of artists also claimed they were not paid for performing at one of the charity's fundraising events.
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'Rock of Ages' Video: Mary J. Blige Covers Journey's 'Any Way You Want It'

May 16, 2012 03:21:47 GMT

A month before "" lands in theaters across the U.S. on June 15, a music video featuring its cast singing one of its soundtracks hits the web for viewing pleasure. The clip opens with the R&B singer chatting with before she belts out 's classic hit "Any Way You Want It".
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Video Premiere: Mary J. Blige's 'Why' Feat. Rick Ross

May 10, 2012 03:47:11 GMT

has debuted a music video in support of her single "Why". She sings her hearts out about a troubled relationship while she is alone in her bedroom, sitting on the backside of a car and partying with her girl friends. She finally takes a stage to duet with , who is featured in the song.
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Video: Mary J. Blige Belts Out National Anthem at 2012 Kentucky Derby

May 07, 2012 03:36:14 GMT

helped kick off the 138th annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville over the weekend. Wearing a one-shoulder red dress with matching hat and gloves, the Grammy-winning singer delivered a rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of a large crowd of people.
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