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 R&B 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: 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:
- Dream Team: Collaborated with Lauryn Hill to sing "I Used to Love Him", from Hill's debut album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
- Evil Is Hammy: She appeared in a TV special of The Wiz as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, and didn't fall into the usual Dull Surprise stereotype of singers trying out acting.
- Milking the Giant Cow: Check out the "Real love" video or her video for "No More Drama"
- Perfectly Cromulent Word: A line from her song "Family Affair": "Don't need no hateration, holleratin'/In this dancery"
- Pretty in Mink: Wore a white fur wrap for the cover of her Christmas album.