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Mary J. Blige

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
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Full Name: Mary Jane Blige
Profession: Singer-songwriter

United States of America

Biography: Billboard ranked her as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, sold more than 50 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide.

Born: January 11, 1971
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA
Age: 51 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 2003-12-07 Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige (32) weds record producer Kendu Isaacs in Bergen County, New Jersey

Historical Events

  • 1992-07-28 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album "What's the 411?", with production by Puff Daddy
  • 1993-03-09 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win
  • 1994-11-29 "My Life" second studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)
  • 2000-03-04 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win
  • 2005-09-15 "Be Without You" single released by Mary J. Blige (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)
  • 2005-12-20 "The Breakthrough" 7th studio album by Mary J. Blige is released
  • 2007-02-11 49th Grammy Awards: [Dixie] Chicks -"Not Ready To Make Nice"; Carrie Underwood (new artist and female country vocal); Bob Dylan; Mary J. Blige; Red Hot Chili Peppers win
  • 2010-05-13 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Shirley Bassey, Nile Rodgers and Chic
  • 2022-02-13 Super Bowl LVI halftime show features Hip Hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige, Eminem and 50 Cent

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