Mary J. Blige News

Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For?
Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For? Oct 19, 2016 at 12:58pm
Tonight marks the third and final presidential debate before the election on November 8th. Ever since the first one, which took place on September 26th, Donald Trump has taken a huge nose-dive in the polls, but as we've seen in races past, anything can happen in the final weeks.
Maxwell & Mary J. Blige Announce "King + Queen Of Hearts" Tour
Maxwell & Mary J. Blige Announce "King + Queen Of Hearts" Tour Sep 8, 2016 at 01:01am
This Fall, R&B singers Maxwell & Mary J. Blige will be taking their talents on the road. On Wednesday (Sept. 7), it was announced that the two veteran singers will be joining forces for the "King + Queen of Hearts" Tour. Kicking off November 5 in Baltimore, the 24-date tour will run through cities like New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, before wrapping up in Chicago on December 14. Joining them as special guest will be rising R&B singer Ro James, who’ll serve as the opening act.
Black Eyed Peas Release Epic Star-Studded “Where Is the Love?” Remix
Black Eyed Peas Release Epic Star-Studded “Where Is the Love?” Remix Sep 1, 2016 at 12:09pm
The Black Eyed Peas returned Thursday in glorious fashion with an incredible star-studded remix to their 2003 international hit "Where Is The Love?" It's officially titled "#WHEREISTHELOVE" and features over 50 well-known musicians, actors, and other celebrities, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Khaled, J The Game, Jessie J,  Snoop Dogg, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Randy Jackson, Tori Kelly, Kendall Jenner, Wilmer Valderrama, Omarion, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jaden Smith.
Behind The Beat: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Behind The Beat: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Jul 21, 2016 at 06:38pm
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League was formed in 2003 when Rook and Colione, two established producers in their mid-twenties, teamed up with Kenny Barto, a young Full Sail University student in Tampa, Florida. Their discography hides the years of hard work each put in perfecting their craft. You won’t find obscure local artists or years of mixtape instrumentals among their early production credits. The first 3 entries in their discography on Wikipedia are Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, and Juelz Santana.
Classic Rotation: Jay Z's "Reasonable Doubt"
Classic Rotation: Jay Z's "Reasonable Doubt" Jun 25, 2016 at 03:29pm
Take a blind swing at any of the coke rap icons from the mid-2000s and you're bound to hit something Jay Z related. Pusha T's "I ain't spent one rap dollar in three years, holla" line from Clipse's iconic collection of stovetop sermons, Hell Hath No Fury, directly echoes a Jay lyric from a decade prior: "Without rap, I was crazy straight/Partner, I'm still spending money from '88." The plush, high thread count sound Rick Ross made a career off of before he heard his first Lex Luger beat?
Here Are The Samples Drake Used On "VIEWS"
Here Are The Samples Drake Used On "VIEWS" Apr 29, 2016 at 08:35pm
As Drake has progressed as an artist, he has learned to gather all of his far-reaching musical tastes and incorporate them into his stylistic repertoire. He's been accused of appropriating music from other genres, and regardless if there's any basis to such claims, his ability to blend elements of hip-hop, dancehall, R&B, and UK dance music into an cohesive album -- as he has done on VIEWS -- is undeniably impressive.
Puff Daddy Leads An All-Star Lineup For Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Show
Puff Daddy Leads An All-Star Lineup For Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Show Mar 30, 2016 at 11:10am
Perhaps it has to do with the name change, but Puff Daddy has been teasing a reunion tour on radio shows recently. Now that tour is coming to fruition and will kick off with an incredible lineup of artists at a show in Brooklyn on May 20 – one day before Christopher Wallace would have turned 44.
Busta Rhymes Announces Holiday Concert With Lil Wayne, Diddy & More
Busta Rhymes Announces Holiday Concert With Lil Wayne, Diddy & More Oct 23, 2015 at 10:46am
Busta Rhymes is teaming up with HOT 97 for a big event in NYC, which he formally announced during a morning visit to the radio station. He actually leaked the news of the show last night during an appearance at the Revolt TV Music Conference, however he provided all the important details this morning.
Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson & Mary J. Blige Star In Apple Music Ad
Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson & Mary J. Blige Star In Apple Music Ad Sep 21, 2015 at 12:11am
During the Emmys tonight (Sept. 20), Apple Music debuted an ad featuring two of TV's biggest stars as well as the queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige. The ad starts with Kerry Washington, star of Scandal, and Empire's Taraji P. Henson approaching Blige's house, when, all of a sudden, they hear and old familiar tune.
Classic Rotation: Lauryn Hill's "Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill"
Classic Rotation: Lauryn Hill's "Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill" Aug 25, 2015 at 05:22pm
On August 25, 1998 Lauryn Hill released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The album was a blend of the Fugee sound that propelled her into the spotlight a couple years prior. With the solo record, it was all eyes on Lauryn, and she got very personal with that spotlight. 
Mary J. Blige Will Perform In Front Of The Statue Of Liberty For Tidal Exclusive Concert
Mary J. Blige Will Perform In Front Of The Statue Of Liberty For Tidal Exclusive Concert Jun 15, 2015 at 12:55pm
TIDAL is still going hard with the exclusives, announcing a brand new members-only event today. Much like Jay Z's B-Sides concert from a few weeks back, Mary J. Blige will be doing a special performance only accessible to TIDAL subscribers, but this one has a twist.Rather than doing the show at a venue, or a conventional outdoor location like Times Square, Mary will be rocking the crowd outside the Statue of Liberty. This is said to be part of the “Made In America Presents the Monument Series”.
#TBT: Kid Cudi "Man On The Moon" Phase
#TBT: Kid Cudi "Man On The Moon" Phase Apr 23, 2015 at 02:06pm
This may make you feel a little old, but Kid Cudi's career-launching mixtape A Kid Named Cudi is about to turn seven years old. While the "Day 'n' Nite" artist has released much music since then, many fans long for the alternative-minded rap the Cleveland kid layed down on his first two albums.
Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival 2015
Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival 2015 Feb 18, 2015 at 04:01pm
It's no accident that most festival lineups are announced in the dead of winter. The thought of seeing your favorite artists performing on a beautiful summer day seems so unattainable during the miserably cold season that buying tickets to an event 6 months away seems like your only escape. 
Charts Don’t Lie: December 14
Charts Don’t Lie: December 14 Dec 14, 2014 at 09:09am
This week on Charts Don't Lie we see the Christmas spirit in effect, as Mariah Carey's 1994 album Merry Christmas soars back up the charts. We're also seeing a relatively quick decent for the MMG boss Rick Ross, and a relatively low debut for his counterpart Omarion. Wu-Tang Clan arrive on the charts with A Better Tomorrow receiving around 25k streams and sales, although they get one-upped by Ms. Mary J. Blige who did 57k with her album The London Sessions.
First Week Sales For The Wu-Tang Clan & Mary J. Blige's New Albums
First Week Sales For The Wu-Tang Clan & Mary J. Blige's New Albums Dec 10, 2014 at 01:42pm
Last week, the two biggest albums to be released in the hip-hop/R&B sphere came from NYC-based '90s heavyweights. First off, Mary J. Blige dropped her invigorating, British-themed project The London Sessions, and then The Wu-Tang Clan finally freed their first album since 2007's 8 Diagrams, A Better Tomorrow, and now we have the first week sales for both.
Stream Mary J. Blige's "The London Sessions"
Stream Mary J. Blige's "The London Sessions" Nov 25, 2014 at 12:49pm
Since dropping What's The 411? in 1992, Mary J. Blige has gone on to release eleven more albums, cementing herself as one of R&B's biggest stars. On December 2nd, she'll bring that album tally to thirteen with The London Sessions, a project recorded entirely in the UK. Enlisting some fresh-faced, local talent, Blige tapped Sam Smith to co-write four tracks, British soul singer Emeli Sandé to co-write two, and dance duo Disclosure to produce "Right Now" and "Follow."