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
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