Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

  • Birthday: 1971-01-11
  • Place of birth: Yonkers, New York, USA

Biography

From Wikipedia, Free Online Encyclopedia: Mary Jane Blige (/blaɪʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. Blige has sold over 80 million records, has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its second original song "Mighty River" for Mudbound; she also received a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year. In 1992, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?. Her 1994 album My Life is among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,[4] and Time magazine's All-Time 100 Albums. She received a Legends Award at the World Music Awards in 2006, and the Voice of Music Award from ASCAP in 2007. As of 2018, Blige has sold 80 million records worldwide. Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years. In 2017, Billboard magazine named her 2006 song "Be Without You" as the most successful R&B/Hip-Hop song of all time, as it spent an unparalleled 15 weeks atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and over 75 weeks on the chart. In 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. ln 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in "The 100 Greatest Women in Music" list.

Filmography

Prison Song

2001

As Mom

Elton John: One Night Only, The Greatest Hits

2000

As Self - Guest Appearance

Rock of Ages

2012

As Justice

Fade to Black

2004

As Self

VH1: Divas Live '99

1999

As Self - Performer

Hope for Haiti Now

2010

As Self

Betty and Coretta

2013

As Dr. Betty Shabazz

Black Nativity

2013

As Platinum Fro

The Wiz Live!

2015

As Evillene

Mudbound

2017

As Florence Jackson

Sherlock Gnomes

2018

As Irene (voice)

Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert

1999

As Self - Guest star

Body Cam

2020

As Renee Lomito-Smith

Quincy

2018

As Self

Respect

2021

As Dinah Washington

DMX: Angel

2001

As Guardian Angel

The Violent Heart

2020

As Nina

Trolls World Tour

2020

As Queen Essence (voice)

Pink Skies Ahead

2020

As Doctor Monroe

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

2021

As Self (archive footage)

The Box

2018

As Evil Commander

Jay-Z MTV Unplugged

2001

As Herself

Teenage Paparazzo

2010

As Self (uncredited)

You're Watching Video Music Box

2021

As Self (archive footage)

Gangstresses

2000

As Mary J. Blige

Queens of Soul at the BBC

2015

As Self (archive footage)

Sting: Inside - The Songs of Sacred Love

2003

As Special Guest Vocalist

Thriller 40

2023

As Self

Rob Peace

2024

As Jackie Peace

Carole King and her Songs at the BBC

2023

As Self (archive footage)

Soul Divas

2007

As Self

TMZ Presents: The Downfall of Diddy

2024

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Real Love

2023

As Writer

Real Love

2023

As Executive Producer

Strength of a Woman

2023

As Writer

Strength of a Woman

2023

As Executive Producer

Rob Peace

2024

As Executive Producer

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