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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Mary J. Blige

Mary Jane Blige known professionally as Mary J. Blige is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper and actress. She was born on January 11, 1971 in The Bronx, New York. She is the second of four children born to parents Cora, a nurse and Thomas Blige, a jazz musician.

Mary J. Blige was taught to sing by her father, who later abandoned her and her sister LaToya following his divorce from their mother Cora Blige in 1980.

Mary J. Blige started her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She 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 sound tracks.
Mary J. Blige has won nine (9) Grammy Awards, and eight of her albums have reached multi-platinum status in the United States.

As of 2013, Mary J. Blige has sold more than 50 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide.

Mary J. Blige married Martin Kendu Isaacs known as “Kendu” a record industry executive on December 7, 2003.

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

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