Known as the "Queen of HipHopSoul", 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 music 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''
* 2017: ''Strength of a Woman''

!!This musician provides examples of:
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''No More Drama'' in "Family Affair": "We're celebrating no more drama in our lives"
* BreakupSong: "Enough Cryin'", of the "Over You" variety.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* DreamTeam: Collaborated with Music/LaurynHill to sing "I Used to Love Him", from Hill's debut album ''Music/TheMiseducationOfLaurynHill''
** Her and Music/LilKim on "I Can Love You"
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Music/LilKim and Creator/MissyElliott
* HipHopSoul: Though not the {{Trope Namer|s}} or {{Trope Maker|s}}, she's the undisputed TropeCodifier, and her name is synonymous with the genre.
* 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.
* LighterAndSofter: ''[=Share My World=]'' is noticeably more upbeat and lighter compared to the dark tone of ''[=My Life=]'', which was recorded while she was battling [[CreatorBreakdown deep personal problems]]
* 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 "Family Affair": "Don't need no hateration, holleratin'/In this dancery"
* PrettyInMink: Wore a white fur wrap for the cover of her Christmas album.