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Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige

Background information
Birth name Mary Jane Blige
Born January 11, 1971
Born place The Bronx, New York, United States
Origin Yonkers, New York, United States
Genre(s) R&B
Years active 1990—present
Label(s) Geffen Records
MCA Records
Matriarch Records
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Mary Jane Blige (surname pronounced /ˈblaɪdʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. A recipient of 9 Grammy Awards; she has the distinction of being the only artist with Grammy wins in R&B, Rap, Pop & Gospel. A winner of 4 American Music Awards. Blige has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. Blige has received the World Music Legends Award for combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s. She was ranked number 100 in the list of 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. In November 2010, Billboard Magazine ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, she ranked number two (overall) ahead of Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.

Stronger withEach Tear (2009) Growing Pains (2007) Reflections (A Retrospective) (2006) The Breakthrough (2005) Love & Life (2003) No More Drama (2001) Mary (1999) Share My World (1997) My Life (1994) What's The 411? (1992)

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Diddy, Mary J Blige Pay Tribute To Teena Marie

December 27, 2010
Diddy and Mary J Blige have paid tribute to Teena Marie, who has died. The singer died at her home in California at the weekend, her manager said. She was 54.  Read more 

Mary J Blige Announces November UK Tour

September 21, 2010
Mary J. Blige is set to embark on a UK tour in November, it's been announced. The US R&B singer will play three dates, starting in London on November 2.  Read more 

Mary J Blige and Blink-182's Travis Barker Cover Led Zeppelin

February 4, 2010
Mary J Blige has teamed up with Blink-182's Travis Barker for a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic 'Stairway To Heaven'. The soul singer also drafted in Steve Vai, American Idol judge Randy Jackson and Michael Jackson's ex-touring guitarist Orianthi for the unique take on the 1971 rock classic.  Read more 

Chris Brown, Mary J Blige, Akon To Sing At Michael Jackson Tribute Gig

September 8, 2009
Chris Brown, Mary J Blige and Akon are among the first acts confirmed for a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna. The gig, which will take place on September 26, will also feature performances from Angela Bassett, Sister Sledge and German boy band US5.  Read more 

Jay-Z and Mary J Blige Sued By Two Musicians

December 23, 2008
Jay-Z and Mary J Blige are facing legal action from two musicians who claim they wrote one of the singer's tunes. In a lawsuit filed in federal U.S. court, Jermaine Jumpp and Michael C. Adams claim they gave a CD to the office of songwriter/producer Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, containing their song On My Grind.  Read more 

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