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Mary J. Blige - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mary Jane Blige (; born January 1. American singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress.
Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1. Blige released her first album, What's the 4. A recipient of nine Grammy Awards, in addition to receiving a record of thirty Grammy nominations, 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- 1.
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 1. As of 2. 01. 3, Blige has sold more than 5. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R& B artist of the past 2. The magazine also lists her 2. Be Without You" as the top R& B song of the 2.
Hot R& B/Hip- Hop Songs chart. In 2. VH1 ranked Blige as the 8. Moreover, she is ranked number 1. Rolling Stone magazine. In 2. VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 1. Greatest Women in Music."[1.
Blige also earned high remarks for her work in film. She starred in the 2. Tyler Perry box- office hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself and played a role in the film Rock of Ages (2. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her musical contribution to the film The Help. 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 6. The scent went on to win two Fi. Fi Awards, including the "Fragrance Sales Breakthrough" award.[1.
Life and career1. Early life and career beginningsBlige was born on January 1. The Bronx, New York.
She is the second of four children born to parents Cora, a nurse, and Thomas Blige, a jazz musician.[1. At the age of five she moved to a house in Richmond Hill, Georgia. The small dirt road on which the house was located was later named Blige Road out of the family she moved back to New York and went to presume her fame later on.[1. For a short period of time Blige was in a small Yonkers band named Pride with band drummer Eddie D'Aprile.
Blige's mother was an avid fan of the philly soul, soul and R& B sound and constantly spun Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Patti La. Belle, Chaka Khan, and Jean Carne records when Blige was a child. These artists had a profound impact on Blige at a very young age.
Blige was taught to sing by her father, who later abandoned Blige and sister La. Tonya following his divorce from Cora Blige in 1. At the age of five, Blige was molested by a family friend.[1.
Blige spent her early years in Richmond Hill, Georgia, where she sang in a Pentecostal church.[1. She later moved to Schlobohm Houses in Yonkers, New York, where she lived with her mother, older sister, five cousins, and two aunts.[1.
As Blige grew into adolescence, whilst dealing with the absence with her father, Thomas, she began to act accordingly amongst people and became addicted to partying. In one instance, she was introduced to cocaine and alcohol, both of which played a major part in the early years of her career. This outright caused a rift between Blige and her mother. By 1. 98. 7, at seventeen, Blige dropped out of Roosevelt High School in the eleventh grade, leaving her mother infuriated and disappointed. She stayed with various friends and did hair braiding for a time until she moved back with her mother, who by this time was rather cordial.[1.
In the spring of 1. Blige recorded an impromptu cover of Anita Baker's "Caught Up in the Rapture" at a recording booth in the Galleria Mall in White Plains, New York. Her mother's boyfriend at the time later played the cassette for Jeff Redd, a recording artist and A& R runner for Uptown Records.[1. Redd sent it to the president and CEO of the label, Andre Harrell. Harrell met with Blige and in 1. Blige's early years consisted of session work for the likes of Jeff Redd, who introduced her during a live performance at the Apollo Theater. A year later, she sang the hook on Father MC's hit "I'll Do 4 U" and was prominently featured, singing, at the end of the video.
What's the 4. 11? My LifeProduction for Blige's debut album began in 1. When first introducing Mary J. Blige to Uptown Executives at a convention, Love". Andre Harrell dubbed her the "Queen of Hip- Hop Soul".
From her fashion style to her sound, Blige was completely different from most female artists in the early 1. Baseball caps, combat boots, and baggy clothes constituted her signature style. In regards to her music, on July 2. Uptown Records released What's the 4. Blige's inaugural album ushered in a new era and genre of R& B music.
Blige's raw and gritty sound was utterly antithetical to that of pop icons. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Janet Jackson. Her East Coast hip hop, Northern Urban City- influenced sound became the blueprint for other artists. You Remind Me", the album's first single, peaked at number one on the R& B singles chart that summer.
The second single, "Real Love", was released in the fall. It too topped the R& B singles chart, and became Blige's first top ten Hot 1.
Both singles were certified gold for their sales volume. More What's the 4. Sweet Thing", a cover of Rufus's "Sweet Thing", and "Love No Limit". By the end of the year, What's the 4. Blige, meanwhile, released a hip hop single "You Don't Have to Worry". After the success of What's the 4. The album's success spun off What's the 4.
Remix, a remix album released in December that was used to extend the life of the What's the 4. Blige recorded her follow- up album. With combined sales of over 5 million albums and singles from her debut album, Blige was the best selling female artist on the Uptown label. On November 2. 9, 1.
Uptown Records released Blige's second album, My Life Washington DC native Carl "Chucky" Thompson (despite his having recently left the label). Unlike What's the 4. Blige co- wrote a large body of the material, basing it on her personal life. In its first week, My Life debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 2. Top R& B/Hip- Hop Albums chart, for eight consecutive weeks. Blige's songwriting and vocals, and today, is still regarded as one of the best albums in Blige's discography.
In 2. 00. 3, the album was ranked at #2. The 5. 00 Greatest Albums of All Time by magazine Rolling Stone. In late 1. 99. 5, Blige topped the Billboard Year- End chart toppers as Top R& B Album, Top R& B Album Artist, Top R& B Album Artist вЂ” Female, and Top- Hot Dance Maxi- Single Sales (for her collaboration with Method Man on "All I Need"). Be Happy", the album's lead single, peaked at number 2. Hot 1. 00 and R& B singles chart, respectively.
In early 1. 99. 5, it was followed up with a cover of Rose Royce's 1. I'm Goin' Down", which became her first top 2.
UK, peaking at number 1. Hot 1. 00 and R& B singles chart. Other My Life singles include "You Bring Me Joy" and "I Love You". Mary Jane (All Night Long)" and "My Life" received heavy radio play, despite never being officially released as singles apart from the UK, where "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" became Blige's second top 2. My Life was eventually certified triple platinum.
In spite of its success and her growing fame, Blige later admitted that she was simultaneously dealing with longtime bouts of drug addiction, alcoholism, and depression, as well as an abusive relationship with then- boyfriend K- Ci Hailey of Jodeci. Blige involved herself in several outside projects, recording a cover of Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" for the soundtrack to the FOX series New York Undercover, and "Everyday It Rains" (co- written by R& B singer Faith Evans) for the soundtrack to the hip hop documentary, The Show. That summer she collaborated with rapper Method Man on his song, "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By". Later in the year, she recorded the Babyface- penned and produced "Not Gon' Cry", for the soundtrack to the motion picture Waiting to Exhale. The platinum- selling single rose to number two on the Billboard Hot 1.
Hot R& B/Hip- Hop Songs in early 1. Blige gained her first two Grammy nominations, and won the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for her collaboration with Method Man. My Life was also nominated for Best R& B Album. In addition, My Life received a nomination for the 1. American Music Awards for "Favorite Soul/R& B Album".
In addition she and Faith Evans provided backing vocals to The Notorious B. I. G.'s "One More Chance" single remix version, which at the time, became his biggest hit peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 1. Blige also made an appearance in the music video for the single. Throughout 1. 99. Blige appeared in collaborations with Ghostface Killah, on their co- written single, "All That I Got Is You", though in the video, Blige was replaced by Wu- Tang affiliate, Tekitha, due to scheduling conflicts. She also collaborated with then up- and- coming musicians, singer Case, on his breakthrough single, "Touch Me, Tease Me", featuring Foxy Brown and also appeared on rapper Jay- Z's single, "Can't Knock the Hustle", released off the rapper's debut album, Reasonable Doubt. Share My World and MaryOn April 2.
MCA Records (parent company to Uptown Records, which was in the process of being dismantled) released Blige's third album, Share My World. By then, she and Combs had dissolved their working relationship. In his place were the Trackmasters, who executive- produced the project along with Steve Stoute. Sharing production duties were producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, R. Kelly, Babyface and Rodney Jerkins.