Known as the "Queen of R&B", 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.
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