Mary J. Blige
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York) is a Grammy award winning singer, rapper, model and actress. She released her debut album, What's The 411?, in 1992 to critical acclaim, and has since released eight more chart topping albums. Her ninth studio album, Stronger, will be released November 24, 2009. When her debut album, What's the 411?, hit the street in 1992, critics and fans alike were mesmerized by its powerful combination of her modern R&B rendition of the classic soul aesthetic; also mixed with an edgy rap sound that glanced off of the pain and grit of Mary J.