Mary J. Blige Biography (Wikipedia)
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress. Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?, in 1992, and has released 11 studio albums since and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks.
A recipient of nine Grammy Awards, in addition to receiving a record of thirty Grammy nominations, and also known as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Blige is one of few entertainers in history to have eight or more albums to reach multi-platinum status. My Life, in particular, is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone, Time, and Vibe. For her part in combining hip-hop and soul in the early-1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the Legends Award at the World Music Awards. Blige also received the Voice of Music Award from performance rights organization ASCAP, with its official Jeanie Weems stating that "[Blige's] music has been the voice of inspiration to women worldwide in both struggle and triumph." Blige made Time magazine's "Time 100" list of influential individuals around the world in 2007.
- Mary J Blige joins Annie Machttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bwj4m.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bwj4m.jpg2014-11-14T15:33:00.000ZAnnie Mac sits in for Fearne Cotton and is joined by the amazing Mary J Blige ahead of 1Xtra Live.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bwl56
Mary J Blige joins Annie Mac
- Mary J. Blige - No More Drama (Later Archive 2002)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026zdm3.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p026zdm3.jpg2014-09-19T17:29:00.000ZMary J. Blige performs No More Drama on Later... with Jools Holland in 2002.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p026zdm8
Mary J. Blige - No More Drama (Later Archive 2002)
- 'The best way to help a woman is to educate them so they can feel great about themselves'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02zj496.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02zj496.jpg2013-12-22T14:20:00.000ZSoul sensation Mary J Blige talks to Clare Baldinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nvdyr
'The best way to help a woman is to educate them so they can feel great about themselves'
- Full interview: Mary J. Blige co-hosts a festive show with Trevor Nelsonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nq3zn.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01nq3zn.jpg2013-12-19T16:39:00.000ZMary J. Blige joins Trevor Nelson for a festive Soul Show special.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nq4xt
Full interview: Mary J. Blige co-hosts a festive show with Trevor Nelson
- Video clip: See Mary J Blige reduced to tears with Trevor Nelsonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01mwz34.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01mwz34.jpg2013-12-13T17:23:00.000ZEven global megastars are moved by the power of music, demonstrated perfectly when Mary J Blige hears a Stevie Wonder tearjerker. As Trevor says, "Turn the lights off..."http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nc66n
Video clip: See Mary J Blige reduced to tears with Trevor Nelson
Mary J. Blige Tracks