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Mary J. Blige


Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 in Bronx, New York, United States), is an American R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop singer, songwriter, rapper and actress. Known as The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and The Queen of R&B, she has sold over 75 million records worldwide.

In 1992, Blige released her debut album What's The 411?. The album sold 3.4 million copies on the strength of singles You Remind Me, Real Love, Reminisce, Sweet Thing, and Love No Limit. The album pioneered a new genre known as Hip-Hop Soul and is credited with influencing the marriage of Hip-Hop and R&B.

In 1994, Blige released her sophomore album My Life. Blige wrote or co-wrote fourteen of the seventeen album tracks. Supported by singles Be Happy, Mary Jane (All Night Long), I'm Goin' Down, and You Bring Me Joy, the album sold over three million copies and was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA in 1996. It has since been included in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Not Gon' Cry, a 1996 single written and produced by Babyface for Waiting To Exhale soundtrack (1995), peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Blige's highest charting single of the 1990s. The same year, Blige won her first Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for her performance on I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By by Method Man.

On April 22, 1997, Blige released her third album, Share My World on MCA Records. Blige cut ties with producers Sean Combs and Chucky Thompson and worked with the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Rodney Jerkins, Babyface, R. Kelly, and Poke & Tone. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with sales of 240,000 copies, Blige's first to do so. Supported by singles Love Is All We Need, I Can Love You, Everything, Missing You, and Seven Days. Share My World was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA and sold nearly 4 million copies in U.S.

In Summer 1998, Blige embarked on the Share My World Tour, which resulted in a Gold-certified live album released later that year, simply titled The Tour. The album spawned one single, Misty Blue.

On August 17, 1999, Blige's fourth album, titled Mary was released. It marked a departure from her more familiar hip hop-oriented sound; this set featured a more earthy, whimsical, and adult contemporary-tinged collection of songs. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 239,000 copies in its first week. It spent 57 weeks on the chart and produced four charting singles: All That I Can Say, Deep Inside, Give Me You, and Your Child. Though not as successful as prior releases, the album still sold 2.1 million copies in the U.S. and was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album.

On August 28, 2001, MCA released Blige's fifth studio album, No More Drama. The album's first single, Family Affair (produced by Dr. Dre) became her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for six consecutive weeks. Two other singles, Dance For Me and No More Drama were released, with the latter becoming a Top 20 hit. On January 29, 2002, the album re-released and featured three new songs, one being Rainy Dayz, which was released as a single and became another Top 20 hit for Blige. No More Drama has since sold 3.2 million copies in the U.S. and 5 million copies worldwide.

In 2003, Blige won her second Grammy (and first as a lead artist) for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "He Think I Don't Know".

On August 26, 2003, Blige's sixth album Love & Life was released on Geffen Records (which had absorbed MCA Records.) Blige reunited with producer Sean Combs for the album. Despite the album debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 and becoming Blige's fourth consecutive UK top ten album, Love & Life became Blige's then lowest selling album selling 1 million copies. Still, it was nominated for Grammy Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Geffen Records released Blige's seventh studio album, The Breakthrough on December 20, 2005. For the album, Blige collaborated with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Rodney Jerkins, will.i.am, Bryan-Michael Cox, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Raphael Saadiq, Cool and Dre, and Dre & Vidal. It debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Selling 727,000 copies in its first week, it became the biggest first-week sales for an R&B solo female artist in SoundScan history. The official lead single, Be Without You peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, while peaking at number one on the R&B chart for a record-setting fifteen consecutive weeks. In March 2017, Billboard Magazine ranked "Be Without You" as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop Song of all time. The song was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year and won the Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance categories at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Other singles included Top 40 Hit Enough Cryin, Top Five R&B song Take Me As I Am, and UK Top Three Hit One. The Breakthrough won the Grammy for Best R&B Album in 2007.

In December 2006, a compilation called Reflections (A Retrospective) was released. It contained many of Blige's greatest hits and four new songs, including the worldwide lead single We Ride (I See the Future). The album peaked at number nine in the U.S, selling over 170,000 copies in its first week, while reaching number forty in the UK. It has sold more than 1.6 million copies.

Blige's eighth studio album, Growing Pains, was released on December 18, 2007, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It sold 629,000 copies in its week and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album won Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2009. It spawned the Top 40 Hit Just Fine.

Blige's ninth studio album, Stronger with Each Tear, was released on December 21, 2009, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 332,000 units in its first week of release. The album had sold 726,100 copies in the United States by April 2010, and was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 6, 2011.

Blige was honored at the 2009 BET Honors Ceremony and was paid tribute by Anita Baker and Monica.

Blige's tenth studio album, My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1), was released in November 2011. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, selling 156,000 copies in the first week; it was eventually certified Gold in 2012 and has sold 763,000 in the US.

A Mary Christmas, Blige's first holiday album, was released on October 15, 2013 through Matriarch and Verve Records. In early December, A Mary Christmas became Blige's 12th top ten album after it rose to #10 in its eighth week and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Think Like A Man Too, which serves as Blige's 12th studio album, was released on June 17, 2014. On Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the soundtrack album charted at number six, marking Blige's 16th top ten entry on the chart, tying her with Mariah Carey for the second-most top tens by a female artist.

Following her concert date at the Essence Festival, on July 9, 2014 it was announced Blige would move to London to experiment with a new sound for her new album. Blige spent a month in London recording her album in RAK Studios with a host of young British acts, including Disclosure, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé and Sam Smith. Twelve new songs, co-written and recorded by the singer, were released on November 24, 2014 on an album entitled The London Sessions. The album received acclaim and was included on many Best Albums of 2014 lists. The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 and number one on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, with 55,000 albums sold and 2,000 shifted in album-equivalent units. It became her 13th top ten entry on the Billboard 200 and her tenth number one entry on Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums.

Following a heavily publicized divorce from her husband and manager Kendu Isaacs, Blige released her thirteenth studio album Strength of a Woman on April 28, 2017. Supported by Urban AC hit singles Thick of It and U + Me (Love Lesson), Strength of a Woman debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 on the issue dated ending May 20, 2017, with 78,000 album-equivalent units, selling 72,000 standard copies in its first week. It became Blige's highest-charting album since 2009's Stronger with Each Tear, and her tenth top five entry on the chart.

In 2017, Blige starred in the period drama film Mudbound directed by Dee Rees. Playing Florence Jackson, the matriarch of her family. For her performance in Mudbound, Blige was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also received nominations for Best Original Song for Mighty River, becoming the first person nominated for an Academy Award for acting and original song in the same year.

On July 12, 2018, Blige released a new single, titled Only Love.



Song lyric Family Affair FAMILY AFFAIR Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Be Without You BE WITHOUT YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Real Love REAL LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric No More Drama NO MORE DRAMA Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Not Gon' Cry NOT GON' CRY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric One ONE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Take Me As I Am TAKE ME AS I AM Mary J. Blige
Song lyric No One Will Do NO ONE WILL DO Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Be Happy BE HAPPY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric MJB Da MVP MJB DA MVP Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Sweet Thing SWEET THING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Everything EVERYTHING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric You Remind Me YOU REMIND ME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric All That I Can Say ALL THAT I CAN SAY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Baggage BAGGAGE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric We Ride (I See The Future) WE RIDE (I SEE THE FUTURE) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I Can Love You I CAN LOVE YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric My Life MY LIFE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Good Woman Down GOOD WOMAN DOWN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I Love You I LOVE YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Can't Get Enough CAN'T GET ENOUGH Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love No Limit LOVE NO LIMIT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Mary Jane (All Night Long) MARY JANE (ALL NIGHT LONG) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Enough Cryin ENOUGH CRYIN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Reminisce REMINISCE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Seven Days SEVEN DAYS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Steal Away STEAL AWAY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Father In You FATHER IN YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric You Bring Me Joy YOU BRING ME JOY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Don't Go DON'T GO Mary J. Blige
Song lyric A Dream A DREAM Mary J. Blige
Song lyric A Night to Remember A NIGHT TO REMEMBER Mary J. Blige
Song lyric A Real Lover A REAL LOVER Mary J. Blige
Song lyric About You ABOUT YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Ain't Nobody AIN'T NOBODY Mary J Blige
Song lyric Ain't Nobody AIN'T NOBODY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Ain't Really Love AIN'T REALLY LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Ain't Really Me AIN'T REALLY ME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric All My Love ALL MY LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Alone ALONE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric As AS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Be BE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Be With You BE WITH YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Beautiful BEAUTIFUL Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Beautiful (black Star Remix) BEAUTIFUL (BLACK STAR REMIX) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Beautiful Day BEAUTIFUL DAY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Beautiful Ones BEAUTIFUL ONES Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Before I Let Go BEFORE I LET GO Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Break Up To Make Up BREAK UP TO MAKE UP Mary J Blige
Song lyric Can't Get You Off My Mind CAN'T GET YOU OFF MY MIND Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Can't Hide From Luv CAN'T HIDE FROM LUV Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Changes I've Been Going Through CHANGES I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Color COLOR Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Crazy Games CRAZY GAMES Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Dance For Me DANCE FOR ME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Deep Inside DEEP INSIDE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Deep Inside - Mary J. Blige, Elton John DEEP INSIDE - MARY J. BLIGE, ELTON JOHN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Destiny DESTINY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Don't Mind DON'T MIND Mary J Blige
Song lyric Don't Mind DON'T MIND Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Don't Waste Your Time DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Doubt DOUBT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Each Tear EACH TEAR Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Empty Prayers EMPTY PRAYERS Mary J Blige
Song lyric Everyday It Rains EVERYDAY IT RAINS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Familiy Affair FAMILIY AFFAIR Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Feel Inside FEEL INSIDE Mary J Blige
Song lyric Feel Like A Woman FEEL LIKE A WOMAN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Feel Like Makin Love FEEL LIKE MAKIN LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Finally Made It (Interlude) FINALLY MADE IT (INTERLUDE) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Flying Away FLYING AWAY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Get It Right GET IT RIGHT Mary J Blige
Song lyric Get To Know You Better GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Give Me You GIVE ME YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Give Me You - Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton GIVE ME YOU - MARY J. BLIGE, ERIC CLAPTON Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Glow Up GLOW UP Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Gonna Breakthrough GONNA BREAKTHROUGH Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Hate It Or Love It HATE IT OR LOVE IT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric He Think I Don't Know HE THINK I DON'T KNOW Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Hello Father HELLO FATHER Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Hurt Again HURT AGAIN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I Can't Wait I CAN'T WAIT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I Don't Want To Do Anything I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I Found My Everything I FOUND MY EVERYTHING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I Never Wanna Live Without You I NEVER WANNA LIVE WITHOUT YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I'll Be There For You I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I'm Goin' Down I'M GOIN' DOWN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I'm In Love I'M IN LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric I'm The Only Woman I'M THE ONLY WOMAN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric In The Meantime IN THE MEANTIME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Irreversible IRREVERSIBLE Mary J Blige
Song lyric It's On IT'S ON Mary J. Blige
Song lyric It's On - Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly IT'S ON - MARY J. BLIGE, R. KELLY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric It's a Wrap IT'S A WRAP Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Just Fine JUST FINE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Just Fine (Remix) JUST FINE (REMIX) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Keep It Moving KEEP IT MOVING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Keep Your Head KEEP YOUR HEAD Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Leave A Message LEAVE A MESSAGE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Let Me Be The 1 LET ME BE THE 1 Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Let Me Be the 1 - 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige LET ME BE THE 1 - 50 CENT, MARY J. BLIGE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Let No Man Put Asunder LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Long Hard Look LONG HARD LOOK Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love @ 1st Sight LOVE @ 1ST SIGHT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love @ 1st Sight (Video Clip) LOVE @ 1ST SIGHT (VIDEO CLIP) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love @ 1st Sight - Mary J. Blige, Method Man LOVE @ 1ST SIGHT - MARY J. BLIGE, METHOD MAN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love A Woman LOVE A WOMAN Mary J Blige
Song lyric Love And Life Intro LOVE AND LIFE INTRO Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love At 1st Sight LOVE AT 1ST SIGHT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love At First Sight LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love At First Sight (Radio Edit With Intro) LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (RADIO EDIT WITH INTRO) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love At First Sight (Radio Edit) LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (RADIO EDIT) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love I Never Had LOVE I NEVER HAD Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love Is All We Need LOVE IS ALL WE NEED Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love Is All We Need (remix) LOVE IS ALL WE NEED (REMIX) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love Yourself LOVE YOURSELF Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Love a Woman LOVE A WOMAN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Mary Jane MARY JANE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Mary's Joint MARY'S JOINT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Memories MEMORIES Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Midnight Drive MIDNIGHT DRIVE Mary J Blige
Song lyric Miss Me With That MISS ME WITH THAT Mary J Blige
Song lyric Missing You MISSING YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Mr Wrong MR WRONG Mary J Blige
Song lyric Mr. Wrong MR. WRONG Mary J Blige
Song lyric Mr. Wrong MR. WRONG Mary J. Blige
Song lyric My Favorite Things MY FAVORITE THINGS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric My Life '05 MY LIFE '05 Mary J. Blige
Song lyric My Life '06 MY LIFE '06 Mary J. Blige
Song lyric My Life Interlude MY LIFE INTERLUDE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric My Love MY LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Natural Woman NATURAL WOMAN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Need Someone NEED SOMEONE Mary J Blige
Song lyric Need Someone NEED SOMEONE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Never Been NEVER BEEN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Never Too Much NEVER TOO MUCH Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Next Level NEXT LEVEL Mary J Blige
Song lyric Next Level NEXT LEVEL Mary J. Blige
Song lyric No Condition NO CONDITION Mary J Blige
Song lyric No Happy Holidays NO HAPPY HOLIDAYS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric No More Drama (Remix) NO MORE DRAMA (REMIX) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric No One Else NO ONE ELSE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Nobody But You NOBODY BUT YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Not Gon Cry NOT GON CRY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Not Lookin' NOT LOOKIN' Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Not Loving You NOT LOVING YOU Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Not Today NOT TODAY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Ooh OOH Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Ooh! OOH! Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Our Love OUR LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Pick Me Up PICK ME UP Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Pms PMS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Press On PRESS ON Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Rainy Days RAINY DAYS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Rainy Dayz RAINY DAYZ Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Rock Steady ROCK STEADY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Roses ROSES Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Round And Round ROUND AND ROUND Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Searching SEARCHING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Set Me Free SET ME FREE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Sexy SEXY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Sexy - Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss SEXY - MARY J. BLIGE, JADAKISS Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Share My World SHARE MY WORLD Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Show Love SHOW LOVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Sincerity SINCERITY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Slow Down SLOW DOWN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Smoke SMOKE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Someone To Love Me (Naked) SOMEONE TO LOVE ME (NAKED) Mary J Blige
Song lyric Someone to Love Me (Naked) SOMEONE TO LOVE ME (NAKED) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Special Part Of Me SPECIAL PART OF ME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Stay Down STAY DOWN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Strength of a Woman STRENGTH OF A WOMAN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Suitcase SUITCASE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Survivor SURVIVOR Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Talk To Me TALK TO ME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Testimony TESTIMONY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric The Living Proof THE LIVING PROOF Mary J Blige
Song lyric The Love I Never Had THE LOVE I NEVER HAD Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Thick Of It THICK OF IT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Thriving THRIVING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Time TIME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Tonight TONIGHT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric U + Me (Love Lesson) U + ME (LOVE LESSON) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Ultimate Relationship ULTIMATE RELATIONSHIP Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Ultimate Relationship (A.M.) ULTIMATE RELATIONSHIP (A.M.) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric What's The 411 WHAT'S THE 411 Mary J. Blige
Song lyric What's The 411? WHAT'S THE 411? Mary J. Blige
Song lyric When We WHEN WE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric When You're Gone WHEN YOU'RE GONE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Where I've Been WHERE I'VE BEEN Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Where I've Been (featuring Eve) WHERE I'VE BEEN (FEATURING EVE) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Whole Damn Year WHOLE DAMN YEAR Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Why WHY Mary J Blige
Song lyric Why WHY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Why (feat. Rick Ross) WHY (FEAT. RICK ROSS) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Willing & Waiting WILLING & WAITING Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Work In Progress (Growing Pains) WORK IN PROGRESS (GROWING PAINS) Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Work That WORK THAT Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Worth My Time WORTH MY TIME Mary J. Blige
Song lyric You Don't Have to Worry YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY Mary J. Blige
Song lyric You Gotta Believe YOU GOTTA BELIEVE Mary J. Blige
Song lyric Your Child YOUR CHILD Mary J. Blige