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ICYMI: Listen to Mary J. Blige Bare It All ‘Strength Of A Woman’

It has been 25 years since the release of Mary J. Blige‘s 1992 debut masterpiece What’s the 411?  The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul returns today with her 13th studio album titled Strength of A Woman. Featuring a series of heavy-hitters including Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Kaytranada, Kanye West and more, Blige bares it all on the this…

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The 23rd Annual ESSENCE Festival Lineup Has Been Announced

ESSENCE has officially announced their star-studded lineup for the 23rd Annual ESSENCE Festival and its headliners include Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige and our very own Solange! “This year’s Festival lineup puts women at the forefront of an incredible weekend of entertainment featuring more than 40 of the world’s most gifted artists and performers,” said…

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Maxwell & Mary J. Blige Team Up For “King & Queen of Hearts Tour”

The 90’s delivered some of the best R&B of all time. Mary J. Blige‘s What’s The 411?  gave us gems like “You Remind Me” and “Real Love.” Maxwell romanced us with Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite and two decades later we’re still all jamming to “Sumthin’ Sumthin’.” The R&B veterans are taking their talents on tour. The…

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Roll Back, Play That: Mocky

Recording artist, instrumentalist and producer, Mocky is as blissful as they come. His music permeates with jazz infused and soul induced soundscapes that are sure to move you. Today he takes part in this edition of “Roll Back, Play That” with tender tracks that move your soul and open your mind. This 6-track playlist includes…

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Bad Boy Will Reunite To Celebrate The Notorious B.I.G.’s 44th Birthday

As a product of the East Coast, Bad Boy Entertainment played a major role in influencing my love for music, fashion, and Black culture. I grew up on songs like Mase’s “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige‘s “I Can Love You” and lastly, but certainly not least, Biggie’s “Hypnotize.” Puff Daddy…

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Mary J. Blige Picks Up Her Own Beats 1 Radio Show “Real Talk”

Alongside a slew of many other artists, legendary singer Mary J. Blige has joined forces with Apple’s Beats 1 Radio for her own segment “Real Talk.” Crowned the ‘Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’ from Bad Boy CEO Diddy in the ’90s, Mary opens up to fans on loyalty to her brand. The setting is intimate and…

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Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington & Mary J. Blige Master Squad Goals In New Apple Music Commercial

Sunday night’s Emmy Awards were filled with black girl magic! While Viola Davis made history, Apple Music debuted their latest ad featuring two of television’s leading ladies, Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson, along with the legendary Mary J. Blige. Henson and Washington take a trip over to Mary J’s house for a little girl’s…

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Taraji P. Henson Channels Mary J. Blige on Lip Sync Battle

In the upcoming Lip Sync Battle episode we finally get to see Empire leads Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson go toe to toe. Previews show Taraji channeling happy Mary J. Blige and even bringing her out to perform alongside her, which may be an unfair advantage, but is glorious all the same. For a few…

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Mary J Blige Released Her Debut Album ‘What’s the 411’ 23 Years Ago On This Day

Mary J Blige was one individual that always took her R&B flavor and fused it with Hip-Hop. Her 1992 debut album What’s The 411 climbed up the Billboard charts and rightfully earned her the title, “Queen of Hip Hop Soul.” Diddy — aka Puff Daddy back then — was the top producer on the album,…

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Mary J. Blige To Perform Next To The Statue of Liberty

As if we didn’t know it already, but Mary J. Blige is the real MVP as she is scheduled to play a live show this Sunday June 21st in front of the Statue of Liberty. In collaboration with Budweiser and scheduled for 9pm, the performance will air exclusively through Tidal apart of the “Made In…

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Audio: Mary J. Blige, “Right Now” Feat. Disclosure & Sam Smith

Earlier this year, R&B great Mary J. Blige collaborated alongside British talents Disclosure and Sam Smith on re-workings of tracks “F For You” and “Stay With Me.” Now, the three renew their chemistry on Mary’s latest single drop, “Right Now.” The pulsating groove features production by Disclosure and is co-written by Disclosure, Smith, and Jimmy…

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Mary J. Blige, “See That Boy Again” Feat. Pharrell

Mary J. Blige and Pharrell release the second track from the Think Like A Man Too film soundtrack. “See That Boy Again” is a jazzy mid-tempo effort of the duo crooning about unforgettable times with a previous lovers. This is the first collaboration between the two artists in 13 years, following Pharrell’s work on No…

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