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Mary J. Blige

Mary Jane Blige ( /ˈblaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971), preferably known as Mary J. Blige, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in R&B, Rap, Gospel, and Pop. Blige started her musical career in 1992, releasing her debut album, What's the 411? on MCA Records and Uptown. With her tenth album, My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1) (2011), she has ten consecutive albums debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a total of 11 albums to debut top. Blige's work has defined the course of R&B/Hip-Hop music. My Life, in particular, is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone (279/500), Time, and Vibe. For her part in combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the World Music Awards "Legends Award". In 2007 the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awarded her its "Voice of Music" Award. ASCAP official Jeanie Weems stated that "[Blige's] music has been the voice of inspiration to

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Mary J. Blige -- Files For Divorce From Husband/Manager

Mary J. Blige
Files For Divorce From Husband/Manager

Mary J. Blige just pulled the plug on her marriage to her husband/manager ... filing for divorce to end her 12 year marriage, TMZ has learned.  Blige just filed docs seeking to end her union… READ MORE >

Mary J. Blige -- New Jersey Hit Me Up for Another $166k

Mary J. Blige
NJ Hit Me Up For Another $166k

On one hand, Mary J. Blige is making progress in the tax lien dept -- her tabs are getting lower, but on the other hand ... she still has to pay 'em.  The state of NJ dropped a… READ MORE >

- 61 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- No More Drama in NJ ... Kisses Off $900K Debt

Mary J. Blige
No More Drama in NJ ... Kisses Off $900K Debt

Mary J. Blige just pulled an Olivia Pope ... handling a huge chunk of her massive debt by erasing more than $900K worth of state taxes.TMZ broke the story ... Blige was hit with a tax lien… READ MORE >

- 824 days ago
NY Fashion Week -- Celebs Stink In Mink

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Celebs Stink in Mink

NY Fashion Week is looking like an episode of Wild Kingdom .... only with tortured, dead animals.With NYC temps in the 20s ... the glam squad is breaking out expensive fur coats made of wild… READ MORE >

- 927 days ago
Mary J. Blige Lawsuit -- I'm A First Class Star -- So Treat Me Like One

Mary J. Blige Lawsuit
I'm A First Class Star So Treat Me Like One

Mary J. Blige is a big star who deserves to be treated like a big star and if you try to sue her ...she will try to crush you in court like the big star that she is -- at least that's how it seems… READ MORE >

- 1060 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- Knocks $200k Off Massive Bank Debt

Mary J. Blige
Knocks $200,000 Off Massive Bank Debt

It pays to be broke ass broke if you're Mary J. Blige's foundation -- a bank just agreed to slash the group's debt by nearly $200,000 ... TMZ has learned.According to legal docs, TD Bank reached a… READ MORE >

- 1063 days ago
Mary J. Blige Sued Over Canceled Concert -- Mick Jagger Stole Her!!!

Mary J. Blige
Sued Over Canceled Show ... Mick Jagger Stole Her!!!

Mary J. Blige is being sued for allegedly bailing on a concert in Dallas last December -- and according to the lawsuit, it's kinda Mick Jagger's fault.A promotional company called Vision… READ MORE >

- 1164 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- Money Problems Worsen ... $3.4 MILLION Tax Lien

Mary J. Blige
Money Problems Worsen $3.4 MILLION Tax Lien

Mary J. Blige's financial woes have QUADRUPLED -- on top of the $900k she allegedly owes the Garden State, TMZ has learned MJB has been slapped with a $3.4 MILLION bill from Uncle Sam. The IRS… READ MORE >

- 1194 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- Broke Bikini Babe!

Mary J. Blige
Broke Bikini Babe!

Mary J. Blige isn't letting a little thing like financial ruin stop her from vacationing in the Caribbean.Rockin' a sexy green bikini, the 42-year-old cash-strapped R&B diva tried to get her… READ MORE >

- 1235 days ago
Mary J. Blige's FINANCIAL DISASTER -- New $900k Tax Lien

Mary J. Blige's
FINANCIAL DISASTER New $900k Tax Lien

Just when you thought Mary J. Blige's financial problems couldn't get any worse ... TMZ has learned the singer has been hit with a $900,000 tax lien in the State of New Jersey. Blige -- who was… READ MORE >

- 1286 days ago

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