Known as the "Queen of Hip-Hop & Soul", Mary Jane Blige was born January 11, 1971 in New York. She is considered one of the most, if not the most successful RAndB singer of all time. She has won 9 Grammys and is the only artist to have won Grammys in the pop, rap, R&B and gospel categories. Blige started her musical career in 1992, releasing her multi-platinum debut album, ''What's the 411?''. Her 2009 album, ''Stronger with each Tear'', is her seventh consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard Top 100.
* 1992: ''What's the 411?''
* 1994: ''My Life''
* 1997: ''Share My World''
* 1999: ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Mary]]''
* 2001: '' No More Drama''
* 2003: ''Love & Life''
* 2005: ''The Breakthrough''
* 2007: ''Growing Pains''
* 2009: ''Stronger with Each Tear''
* 2011: ''My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)''
* 2013: ''A Mary Christmas''
* 2014: ''The London Sessions''

!!This musician provides examples of:
* DreamTeam: Collaborated with Music/LaurynHill to sing "I Used to Love Him", from Hill's debut album ''Music/TheMiseducationOfLaurynHill''
* EvilIsHammy: She appeared in a TV special of ''Theatre/TheWiz'' as Evillene, the WickedWitch of the West, and didn't fall into the usual DullSurprise stereotype of singers trying out acting.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Check out the "Real love" video or her video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em328ua_Lo8 No More Drama]]"
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: A line from her song "Family Affair": "Don't need no hateration, holleratin'/In this dancery"
* PrettyInMink: Wore a white fur wrap for the cover of her Christmas album.