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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 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 >

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 >

- 1305 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 >

- 1406 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 >

- 1436 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- Broke Bikini Babe!

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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 >

- 1477 days ago
Mary J. Blige's FINANCIAL DISASTER -- New $900k Tax Lien

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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 >

- 1528 days ago
Tom Cruise -- Victim of the 'Rock of Ages' CURSE?

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- 1759 days ago
Mary J. Blige's Charity Fires Back at $250k Suit -- We Were Broke, Duh!

Mary J. Blige's Charity
Fires Back at $250k Suit ... We Were Broke, Duh!

Mary J. Blige's charity says the bank that is suing them was STUPID to loan their broke asses any money ... so it's their own fault they can't get it back -- this according to legal docs. As TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1773 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- Charity Accused of Stiffing Scholarship Winners

Mary J. Blige
Charity Accused of Stiffing Scholarship Winners

Mary J. Blige's charity isn't doing much for higher education, because some of the "beneficiaries" may have to drop out of college because MJB's foundation reportedly flaked out on paying… READ MORE >

- 1787 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- My Charity Was Hijacked By Financial Idiots

Mary J. Blige
My Charity Was Hijacked By Financial Idiots

Mary J. Blige has learned a valuable lesson about running a charity since her foundation was slapped with a $250,000 lawsuit -- telling TMZ, she let dumbasses handle her finances ... and now she's… READ MORE >

- 1791 days ago