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Mary J. Blige
   
Number of songs: 31 | Total weeks on charts: 1034
Appearing in a total number of: 120 charts | Total period running: 2646 days
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Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971), known professionally as Mary J. Blige, is an American singer, songwriter, 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, eight of Blige's albums have reached multi-platinum status in the United States. 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 music publishing company 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. 

As of 2013, Blige has sold more than 50 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years. The magazine also lists her 2006 song "Be Without You" as the top R&B song of the 2000s, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. Moreover, she is ranked number 100 on the list of "100 greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Women in Music." 

Blige also earned high remarks for her work in film. She starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry box-office hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself and played a role in the film Rock of Ages, which was released to theaters in 2012. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her musical contribution to the film The Help. She was originally named to play music icon Nina Simone in the 2013 biopic Nina. In partnership with the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and Carol's Daughter, Blige released her "My Life" perfume. The perfume broke HSN records by selling 65,000 bottles during its premiere. The scent went on to win two FiFi Awards, including the "Fragrance Sales Breakthrough" award.

Discography:
1992: What's the 411?
1994: My Life
1997: Share My World
1999: Mary
2001: No More Drama
2003: Love & Life
2005: The Breakthrough
2007: Growing Pains
2009: Stronger with Each Tear
2011: My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)
2013: A Mary Christmas
2014: The London Sessions
2014: Think Like A Man Too (Soundtrack)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Mary J. Blige in the news
Music Production Web Series "Pensado's Place" Relocates Broadcast Studio To SAE Institute Los Angeles (13/05/2015) Electronic Music Academy Launches First-Ever "DJ Camp" At The LA Recording School (09/04/2015)
Melissa Etheridge Reelases New Single "Monster" (03/04/2015) Producer Henrik Schwarz Releases New Album Instruments Available April 14, 2015 (31/03/2015)
Legendary Songwriter Diane Warren Creates New Single "You Will" For Oprah Winfrey To Become OWN Network Anthem (30/03/2015) Brooklyn Indie Artist Releases 2nd EP 'Beautiful Again' (27/03/2015)
LA Based Sun Soul Orchestra Prepares To Release Their Long Awaited Full-Length CD Debut "What Matters Most" On April 28, 2015 (25/03/2015) K. Michelle, Yolanda Adams, Estelle And Jussie Smollett To Perform On UNCF An Evening Of Stars (17/03/2015)
TV Host Saudicka Diaram Quits CVM TV (09/03/2015) BET Networks Celebrates Black History Month With Extraordinary Talent On "The BET HONORS" Premiering February 23, 2015 (17/02/2015)
The Biggest Stars Join Music's Biggest Night As Presenters Line Up For The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (06/02/2015) Current Nominees Beck, Mary J. Blige, Juanes & Sia, Added To The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Lineup (04/02/2015)
Method Man Announces "The Meth Lab" Album Release Date - March 20, 2015 (07/01/2015) Rolling Stone Releases "40 Most Groundbreaking Albums Of All Time" Presented By The Groundbreaking New 2015 Indian Scout (19/12/2014)
Essence Black Women In Music Honors Grammy Award-Wnning Singer Jill Scott (19/12/2014)
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