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Mary J Blige
People know Mary J Blige as an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. Widely known as the 'Queen of Hip Hop Soul', Mary J Blige is a native of Yonkers in New York City.
She was born on January 11, 1971 in Bronx and Blige spent the first few years of her life in Savannah, GA. Later she moved with her mother and older sister to the Yonkers, NY where her rough life produced more than a few scars, physical and otherwise.
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The glorious history of music is full of names that have stamped their authority on the industry forever. The ravishing Mary J Blige is one of them. She has been hogging the spotlight for over two decades and has come up with some of the biggest, most sensational hits. She is out on tour and performing for you so grab your Mary J Blige tickets and catch her live.
Mary J Blige was born on 11th January, 1971 in Bronx. Her mother was a huge R&B fan whereas her father was a jazz musician. Her mother used to play music by the likes of Chaka Khan, Jean Carne, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin and that is what formed the basis of Blige’s fascination with music at a very early age. She recorded the cover of Caught Up in the Raptures, an Anita Baker special while at a shopping mall. That recording ended up reaching Uptown Records CEO Andre Harrell who signed Blige to the label in the year 1989. Three years later, Blige went to work on her debut album by teaming up with Sean Combs who was an employee at the label at that time. The album was titled What’s the 411? And it came out on 28th July, 1982. It became an instant hit that put Blige in the spotlight straight away. It was a trendsetting creation that redefined the boundaries of R&B. What’s the 411? was certified three times platinum by the RIAA. Her albums and track sales totaled up to a staggering five million.
Mary J Blige’s second album My Life was released on 29th November, 1994. The album was just as big a success as its predecessor that debuted on the seventh sport on US Billboard 200. It went on to capture the number one place on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and stayed there for a record eight straight weeks. It remains to this very day among Blige’s most wonderful creations. Rolling Stone has put in the elite company of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. My Life also earned triple platinum status to make it two in a row. She broadened her scope of work by collaborating with other artists on their releases. One of these projects led to her singing the song Not Gon’ Cry, soundtrack for the movie Waiting to Exhale. It went platinum and earned her a Grammy. Her next full album was titled Share My World and it hit the music stores on 22nd April, 1997. It went straight to the pinnacle of charts on its debut thus becoming a big hit. It contained multiple hit sings that paved the way for it to go three times platinum and earn a Grammy nomination. She also won an AMA award for her efforts on the album.
Mary J Blige changed her track with Mary, her next album. The music of the album was based on the kind of soul that was heard during the 1970’s and 1980’s. The change was appreciated by both fans as well as the critics which earned it a two times platinum status. She continued her remarkable success with the next album No More Drama. Family Drama was the first track from the album that shot straight to the number one spot. The album itself went on to sell over two million copies to earn double platinum status for its exploits. Another repackaged version of the album sold another million copies. Blige also won a Grammy for the song He Think I Don’t Know. The Breakthrough took her status to another level. The album went to the pinnacle of multiple charts and sold over seven hundred thousand copies in its first week alone. It also went on to sell in excess of seven million copies around the globe. More sensational albums like Growing Pains and Stronger with Each Tear followed to cement her status as a truly remarkable performer.
Mary J Blige has in total won nine Grammys and multiple other big awards and accolades. On top of that she has come out with a whooping eight albums that have better than platinum to solidify her place among the biggest names in history. She is on her latest amazing road trip and you can be a part of it too by simply buying Mary J Blige tickets.
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