Mary J. Blige Trivia

  • Mary J. Blige
    • 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)


  • Included in People magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People" list in May 2008.
  • Does duet with fellow soul diva Aretha Franklin for the soundtrack for the 2006 drama flick "Bobby."
  • Her song, "No More Drama", contained the samples of the theme from "The Young & the Restless" (1973).
  • Became the youngest artist and first female artist for Uptown when signed record deal with the company at the age of 18.
  • Was placed on the 69th rank in VH1's list of 100 Sexiest Artists by September 2002.
  • Reunited with Diddy to work together on her sixth studio album, "Love & Life" (2003).
  • Was granted the Rolling Stone Do Something Award for her work in humanity by the year 2000.
  • Received an honor at Heroes Awards held by the RIAA in 1999.
  • Suffered injuries in a car crash in 1996 due to her drinking habit.
  • Contributed a song entitled "Not Gon' Cry" for the soundtrack of "Waiting to Exhale" (1995) and used parts of the film for the music video of this composition.
  • Has collaborated with DMX, Busta Rhymes, The Game, Will Smith, and Missy Elliott in their songs.
  • Once worked as a directory assistance operator before pursuing a singing career, so that she named her debut album "What's the 411?" (1992).
  • Has been the spokeswoman for M.A.C's Viva Glam III.
  • Had been the lead vocalist in church's choir.
  • Was bestowed Rock The Vote's highest honor of Patrick Lippert Award in 2001.
  • Received a Lifetime Service Award from 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
  • Gave credit to her husband, Kendu Isaacs, for helping her to overcome her addiction on drugs and alcohol.
  • Has been actively involved in Drug Free America, the Million Family March, the Christopher Wallace Foundation, the United Nations, Special Olympics, Crest Healthy Smiles campaign, and the M.A.C. AIDS Foundation.