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Mary J. Blige

  • 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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