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Mary J. Blige
R&B Queen Mary J. Blige: Speaks Fashion
Mary J. Blige is synonymous with “Best R&B.”
Her debut album "What's the 411?" went multi-platinum. Presently she has a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. The Queen of R & B, Mary J. has gone through several years of personal positive growth of which she soulfully reflects through her lyrics and musical mood on her hit album "Growing Pains" which was released in 2009. Today she has 10 successful albums to date. The lastest album, “My Life II … The Journey Continues (Act 1)”, is just as compelling as her 1994 'My Life' album, which is one her her best works of music.
Indeed, Mary J. has come a long way since recording a cover of Anita Baker’s “Caught Up In the Rapture” at a booth in a shopping mall. By sheer chance, her mother’s boyfriend worked as a runner for Uptown records. Then CEO Andre Harrell signed her to the hip-hop label as the first female and youngest artist.
She recorded platinum singles and number one dance tracks, kicked drug and alcohol addiction, came clean about sexual abuse by a family friend, and evolved into a smooth R&B Queen. And a queen must have a good wardrobe…
Her job before she became a singer was a Directory Assistance operator, thus the title of her debut album "What's the 411?"
"Family Affair" (produced by Dr. Dre) became her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for six consecutive weeks.
In 2000, Blige had her own superhero web cartoon in junction with Stan Lee.
Blige has guest-starred on Entourage, playing herself as a client of Ari Gold's agency.
She has won nine Grammy Awards.
She has eight multi-platinum albums
She has four American Music Awards
Blige has a line of sunglasses called 'Melody' that she launched in 2009.
Her nickname is the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,”
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