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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 841 days ago
Mary J. Blige's Charity -- Sued Over Missing $250,000

Mary J. Blige Charity
Sued Over Missing $250k

Mary J. Blige's charity is more TAKE than give ... this according to a bank which claims it lent the foundation $250,000 ... but only got $400 back. TMZ has learned ... the Mary J. Blige and Steve… READ MORE >

- 844 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- Burger King Chicken Commercial Was Not What I Expected

Mary J. Blige
Burger King Chicken Ad NOT What I Expected

Mary J. Blige says she never signed off on the controversial fried chicken ad that she shot for Burger King -- at least not the version that was blasted on the Internet.Mary J. tells TMZ, “I… READ MORE >

- 896 days ago
Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton -- Rocking Out to Bell Biv Devoe [VIDEO]

Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton
Rocking Out to Bell Biv Devoe

No one can resist getting down on the dance floor when Bell Biv Devoe starts performing "Poison" -- not even Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton!It all went down at a birthday party last night for… READ MORE >

- 963 days ago
Mary J. Blige & Herb?

Mary J. Blige
& Herb?

Here's a first look at R+B diva Mary J. Blige as Justice Charlier in the new movie musical "Rock of Ages" (left) -- and '70s duo Peaches & Herb (right).Reunited.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1154 days ago
Mary J. Blige vs. Ashanti: Who'd You Rather?

Mary J. Blige vs. Ashanti
Who'd You Rather?

Music divas Mary J. Blige, 39, and Ashanti, 30, got sassy at the same event in NYC this week.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1389 days ago
Mary J. Bieber?

Mary J.
Bieber?

Here's R&B diva Mary J. Blige chatting on the phone in NYC on Sunday (left) -- and teen pop phenom Justin Bieber at some event last month (right).Both have recorded songs with Ludacris.We're… READ MORE >

- 1598 days ago
Mary J. Blige -- Rated R

Mary J. Blige
Rated R

Here's R&B diva Mary J. Blige at her album release party in NY (left) -- and Rihanna outside of Letterman back in November (right).One of 'em wants no more drama in their life.We're just… READ MORE >

- 1729 days ago

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