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Mary J. Blige

Mary Jane Blige (/ˈblaɪʒ/; 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, 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.

Mary bares a scar near her left eye, but has revealed she doesn't cover it up in photos because it is a part of who she is.
Mary's sister, LaTonya Blige DaCosta is also a singer and was her former manager before 2003.
Mary appears and lip syncs in Notorious B.I.G.'s video "One More Chance" even though she does not provide vocals. The female chorus vocals are recorded by Faith Evans.
Mary has performed "One" with Elliott Yamin during the fifth season finale of American Idol.
Mary has appeared on the cover of VIBE magazine eight times since 1995, more than any artist in the magazine's history.
At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, Mary was the artist with the most number of nominations for the year, eight, and winning three: Best R&B Album (The Breakthrough), Best R&B Song and Best R&B Vocal Performance (Be Without You).
Mary performed "Runaway Love" with Ludacris and also her very own single "Be Without You" at The 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
Mary appears in Notorious B.I.G.'s videos "One More Chance" and "Big Poppa".
She is a four-time American Music Award winner and a nine-time nominee.
Mary has her own label called Matriarch.
Mary was invited to Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball in 2005.
Mary gave a very expensive watch to Ellen DeGeneres on the latter's talk show.
Mary asked Diddy and Mariah Carey to personally appear in her "No More Drama" video because she felt that they both had their fair share of drama in their lives.
The title track to Mary's song "No More Drama" samples from the theme song to The Young and the Restless.
Her mother, Cora Blige, survived a stabbing in 1987 by a neighbor.
Mary is married to Kendu Isaacs since December 7, 2003. They dont have kids together, but she is the stepmother of Kendu's three children.
Her music video No More Drama was shot the day right after September 11th, 2001.
Her hit song and music video Be Without You from her latest double platinum selling album Breakthrough, retired from BET's 106 & Park after 65 consecutive days of being on the countdown.
Her husband Kendu Isaacs helped her clean up her act and overcome her drug and alcohol addictions.
She never graduated from high school.
In 2006, she recieved the "Legend Award" at the World Music Awards.
Her albums My Life, Share My World, No More Drama and The Breakthrough were all certified 3x Platinum, each selling over 3 million copies in the US only.
Rapper Lil' Kim is one of her best friends.
She was a Directory Assistance operator before her singing career, which inspired her to name her first album What's The 411?.
Discography: What's The 411? (1992), My Life (1994), Share My Wolrd (1997), Mary (1999), No More Drama (2001), Love & Life (2003), The Breakthrought (2005), Reflections: A Retrospective (TBR).
Mary is a six-time Grammy Award winner and a was nominated twenty-three times.
Mary J. Blige's album "The Breakthrough" appeared near the end of 2005 and debuted at #1 on the album chart, selling over 700,000 copies in its first week.

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